Command Sergeant Major Ken Killingsworth
25th Command Sergeant Major
United States Corps of Cadets, West Point
Command Sergeant Major Ken Killingsworth hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He enlisted in the Army in February 1992 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
His last assignment was as the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade Command Sergeant Major, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and he has held positions as a Rifleman, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Section Leader, Company, Battalion & Division Master Gunners, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Team Sergeant, Battalion, Brigade, and Division Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major and Brigade Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include Korea; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Ray Barracks, Germany; Fort Benning, Georgia; Bad Krueznach, Germany; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Shafter, Hawaii; and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He deployed in support of Operation Joint Guardian Kosovo and has 54 months in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His military and civilian education include all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Bradley Master Gunner School, Battle Staff, Army Instructor Training Course, Mission Command Information System Integrator Course, Combative Level I Couse, the Basic and Advanced Military Transition Team Courses and the Combat Advisor Training Course. He is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, class 60 and holds a bachelor’s degree from Excelsior College.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (one Silver, three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters and C device), Army Achievement Medal (one Silver and three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Good Conduct Medal 9th Award, National Defense Medal with two Bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Bronze stars, Iraqi Campaign Meal with three Bronze stars, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 5; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Army Superior Unit Award (one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Unit Commendation (One Oak Leaf Cluster), Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Master Gunner Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Order of Saint Maurice and a Distinguished Member of the 187th Infantry Regiment.
CSM Killingsworth and spouse, the former Sandra LeSueur of Knoxville, Tennessee, have four children and six grandchildren.