CSM Faith Alexander
Command Sergeant Major Army University
CSM Alexander is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. She began her career in the U.S. Army on 15 October 1996 as a Geospatial Engineer. She completed Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.
CSM Alexander has served as a Topographic Analyst, Terrain Analyst Sergeant, Squad Leader, Detachment NCOIC, Senior Topographic Analyst, Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant, Targeteer, EO Advisor, EO Instructor / Facilitator at DEOMI (Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute), Senior Geospatial Operations Sergeant, the 249th Engineer Battalion CSM, and the Fort Leonard Wood United States Army Garrison during the tenure of her career.
CSM Alexander has served with FLW, USAG, FLW, MO., 249th Engineer Battalion, Fort Belvoir, VA., Alpha Company, I Corps, JBLM (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), DEOMI, Patrick AFB, FL., HSC, XVIII Airborne Corps, CC AIR NATO NORTH, Izmir, Turkey, Echo Company,169th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO., 82nd Replacement Detachment, Fort Bragg, NC., and the 541st Engineer Detachment (82nd Airborne Division). She has also deployed as a Senior Geospatial Engineer with ARCENT, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
CSM Alexander’s military education includes Basic Airborne School, Basic Leaders Course (BLC), Advanced Leaders Course (ALC), Senior Leaders Course (SLC), Combat Lifesavers Course, NBC Defense Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course (UPL), Equal Opportunity Leaders Course (EOLC), Drill Sergeant School, Equal Opportunity Advisors Course , Army Basic Instructor Training Course (ABIC), Sigma Lean Course (Green Belt), Sigma Lean Course (Black Belt), Master Resiliency Course, Battle Staff Course, the United States Sergeant Majors Academy Course (USASMA) Class 66, CSM Alexander’s civilian education includes an Associate of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Campbell University (Magna Cum Laude). Presently, she is enrolled in a Masters in Communication with a focus in Organizational Leadership and Change from Drury University.
CSM Alexander’s awards and decorations include, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), the Meritorious Service Medal (4), the Army Commendation Medal (2), the Army Achievement Medal (1), the Joint Service Achievement Medal (1), the Good Conduct Medal (7), the National Defense Service Ribbon (2), the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5), the Army Service Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWTEM) the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GWTSM), the Overseas Service Ribbon (2), the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Drivers Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Canadian Parachutist Badge, and a receipt of the Bronze De Fleury. She has also been recognized as the 2012 United States Army recipient of both the Science Technology Engineer Mathematics (STEM), and the Federally Employed Women (FEW) awards.