Joseph P. Zettlemoyer
Command Sgt. Maj.

U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)

Photo of: Joseph P. Zettlemoyer

     Command Sgt. Maj. Zettlemoyer entered the Army in November 1979 and completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training as a Cavalry Scout, MOS 19D, at Fort Knox, Kentucky. His CONUS assignments include multiple tours to Ft Hood, Texas in the 1st Cavalry Division, the 2nd Armored Division, and the 4th Infantry Division. He also served on AC/RC duty in Pittsburgh, PA, and a tour of ROTC duty at the University of Connecticut, CT. His overseas assignments include two tours to Germany, the first in the 3rd Infantry Division, (Kitzingen) and later in the 3rd Armored Division (Gelnhausen) and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. CSM Zettlemoyer served an extended tour in Korea from September 2000 to July 2004. While at Camp Casey, Korea, CSM Zettlemoyer served for two years as the Command Sgt. Maj., 1st Bn, 72nd Armor, 2nd Infantry Division, and an additional two years as the 1st (IRON) Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Command Sgt. Maj.. CSM Zettlemoyer returned to Fort Hood in June of 2004 where he served as the 2nd (WARHORSE) BCT, 4th Infantry Division Command Sgt. Maj.. He was selected as the Command Sergeant Major of the US Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky in July of 2005, where he has served until his selection as the current USA Pacific Command CSM.

     Command Sgt. Maj. Zettlemoyer has served at every level within a Scout Platoon to include Squad Leader and Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander, Scout Section Sergeant, and Scout Platoon Sergeant. He has also served as an Asst. Operations Sergeant/S-3, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Armor Team – Readiness Group Pittsburgh, Commandant of Cadets, University of Connecticut, and First Sergeant, C Co. 1st Bn, 12th Cav (Armor), 1st Cav Div.  

     Command Sgt. Maj. Zettlemoyer’s military education includes: 19D OSUT; PNCOC (Combat Arms); BNCOC; Bradley Master Gunners Course; ANCOC; UCOFT Instructor Operators Course, (Basic and Senior); the First Sergeant Course; the United States Army Sergeants Major Course Class 50, the Command Sergeants Major Course, US Army Force Management Course, and the National Defense University/Joint Forces Command Keystone Course.. His civilian education includes an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Administration/Management with Regents College and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, from Touro University.

     Command Sgt. Maj. Zettlemoyer’s military awards include: the Legion of Merit (1st OLC), the Bronze Star Medal (w/V device); the Meritorious Service Medal (5th OLC); The Army Commendation Medal (6th OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (4th OLC), and the Driver and Mechanics Badge. Command Sgt. Maj. Zettlemoyer is a Draper Armor Leadership Award recipient, a Charter Member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, has received the Bronze Medallion in the Order of St. George, and was inducted into the Order of Saint Barbara.

     CSM Zettlemoyer served as the Command Sergeant Major for U.S. Army, Pacific from September 2006 until March 2011. In March 2011, in a ceremony held on Palm Circle, he retired from the Army after 32 years of service.


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