SGM Steven D. Odom
Depot Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major Steven D. Odom was born on 16 April 1973 in Port Saint Joseph, Florida. He graduated from Port Saint Joseph High School in 1991. He enlisted in the Army in June 1990, attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and AIT at Fort Eustis, Virginia where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty 68J Aircraft Armament Missile System repairer.
Sergeant Major Odom’s military and civilian education include PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, First Sergeant Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 60, Pre Command/Command Sergeants Major Course 12-03, Master Fitness Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Air Assault Course, Basic Airborne Training, Jumpmaster Course, Master Jumpmaster Course, Unit Movement Officer Course, Air Movement NCO Course, Hazardous Material Management Course, Combative Level 1 Training Course, and the Combat Life Saver Course. Sergeant Major Odom has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Trident University and a Bachelors of Science in Aviation Management from Ashwood University.
Sergeant Major Odom’s previous assignments include: Squad Leader, Training NCO and Retention NCO in D Co AMC 82d Aviation Brigade, 82d Airborne Division Fort Bragg, NC; Senior Aviation Sergeant in 21st Calvary Fort Hood, Texas; Armament Section Sergeant, Shops Platoon Sergeant and Quality Control Technical Inspector in 1st Calvary 1st Armor Division Buedingen , Germany; Headquarters Platoon Sergeant in D Co AMC 82d Aviation Brigade, 82d Airborne Division Fort Bragg, NC; Brigade S-3 Air NCOIC in HHC 82d Aviation Brigade, 82d Airborne Division Fort Bragg, NC; Allied Shops Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant for E Troop 1-17 Calvary Regiment, 82d Aviation Brigade, 82d Airborne Division Fort Bragg, NC; S-3 Operations NCOIC in 3rd Battalion 229th Aviation Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; Detachment First Sergeant for D Co AMC 82d Aviation Brigade, 82d Airborne Division Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant for C Co 2nd Battalion 82d Aviation Brigade, 82d Airborne Division Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company 82d Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC; Command Sergeant Major for 122nd Aviation Support Battalion, 82d Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC; Operations Sergeant Major for the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss TX; Provisional Command Sergeant Major for 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bliss, TX; Command Sergeant Major for 4-501st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1AD Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bliss, TX; and AOTC/MTC Sergeant Major C Co 1-13th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, AL.
Sergeant Major Odom’s Combat Deployments include 4 Operation Enduring Freedom, 2 Operation Iraqi Freedom and 1 Operation Spartan Shield.
Sergeant Major Odom’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (7OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (7th AWD), Defense Service Medal (2nd AWD), Afghan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCOPD Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Aircrew Member Badge, Air Assault Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, the Order of St. Michael bronze award, and the prestigious SGT Audie Murphy Club medallion.
Sergeant Major Odom is married with three children.