Command Sgt. Maj. Mark L. Farley
U.S. Army, Pacific
Command Sergeant Major Mark L. Farley served as the Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army, Pacific, from March 2003 to September 2006.
Command Sergeant Major Farley was born in Kentucky. He completed Military Police OSUT (One Station Unit Training) at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
His assignments include B Battery 2/56th Air Defense Artillery, Landau, Germany; 127th Military Police (MP) Company, Hanau, Germany; Headquarters and Headquarters Company 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Company E, 10th MP Battalion, Fort McClellan, Alabama; 615th MP Co, Illesheim, Germany; 118th MP Co, (Airborne), HHD, 503rd MP Battalion (Airborne), HHC, 16th MP Brigade (Airborne) and 65th MP Company, (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; U.S. Army First Sergeant Course, Fort Bliss, Texas; HHD 504th MP Battalion and Military Police Brigade, Hawaii; Command Sergeant Major, Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He has also participated in numerous deployments including Panama, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Florida.
Following CSM Farley's tenure as the Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, Pacific, he became the Senior Enlisted Advisor for U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. In September 2009, he retired in ceremonies at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, after 32 years of service.
Since 2011, CSM Farley has served as Consultant-Government Sales for Wiley X®Eyewear, a company that produces high performance eyewear and gloves in tactical markets.
During his career Command Sergeant Major Farley has served as: Team Leader, Squad Leader, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Air NCO, Operations Sergeant, Detachment Sergeant, Battalion S-3 Operations Sergeant, Brigade S-3 Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant, First Sergeant Course Instructor, Senior Instructor, Chief Instructor and Command Sergeant Major.
His military and civilian education includes Primary Leadership Course, Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course and he is a graduate of Class 48, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He is also a graduate of the Small Group Instructor Training Course, Training Developers Middle Managers Course, SRT, Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault School, Jumpmaster School, DZSTL Course and Ranger School. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Criminal Justice Administration: Law Enforcement, from Park College.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal w/ bronze service star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars, Humanitarian Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 3, Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Superior Unit Award, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Ranger Tab.
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks