Command Sgt. Maj. Glendon H. Sidwell
Western Command

Photo of Command Sgt. Maj. Glendon H. Sidwell

    Command Sergeant Major Glenn Sidwell was born in Munday, West Virginia. He entered the Army in November 1959, and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

    CSM Sidwell's stateside tours included two tours of duty with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment ("The Old Guard"), Fort Myer, Virginia. He is an Honorary Command Sergeant Major of this Regiment. His overseas assignments include extended tours in Vietnam, including G Company, 75th Rangers and Command and Control South, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

    Following his promotion to Command Sergeant Major, CSM Sidwell's assignments include: 27th Infantry, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 3rd Infantry, Fort Myer, Virginia; the Engineer School Brigade, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; the Second U.S. Army, Fort Gillem, Georgia; and U.S. Army Western Command (WESTCOM), Fort Shafter, Hawaii. CSM Sidwell served as Command Sergeant Major for WESTCOM (which later became U.S. Army, Pacific) from August 1987 to August 1989.

    Command Sergeant Major Sidwell has multiple masters degrees. He accumulated in excess of 21,000 hours of correspondence courses, to include five Officer Advanced Courses and the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College. Sidwell graduated in Class 17 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, serving as class president and making the Commandant's List.

    CSM Sidwell's awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star (2 Oak Leaf Clusters with "V" Device); Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Air Medal (2nd Award); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters with "V" Device); Purple Heart Medal; Good Conduct Medal (5th Award); Parachutist Badge; and the Combat Infantryman Badge.


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