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Sergeant Major William Peden

Depot Sergeant Major, Corpus Christi Army Depot

Sergeant Major William Peden is a native of Prattville, Alabama and entered the United States Army in 1998. SGM Peden attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC with 15T UH-60 repairer Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, VA.

SGM Peden has served as a UH-60A Crew Chief in 507th MEDEVAC Company in Fort Hood, TX and Bravo Company “Red Barons” 1st Bn 52nd Avn Regt, K-16, Korea. He served as an Aviation Life Support Tech and as a FMQ MH-60L DAP Crew Chief with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment in Fort Campbell, KY. He would go on to serve as a Quality Assurance Evaluator for the Aviation Center Logistics Command at Fort Rucker, AL. After selection for Sergeant First Class, SGM Peden would serve as a Flight Platoon Sergeant for Alpha Company “Comanchero’s” 4th Bn 101st Avn Regt, Fort Campbell, KY. SGM Peden served as a First Sergeant with Fox Company, 1st 212th Avn Regt Fort Rucker, AL; USAPAT Europe Flight Detachment, Ramstein, Germany; Charlie Company 1st Bn 1st Avn Regt and Delta Company 3rd Bn 1st Avn Regt, Fort Riley, KS. His most recent assignment was Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army Priority Air Transport – Command in Joint Base Andrews, MD.

SGM Peden is a graduate of the Basic Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeant Course, Sergeant Major Course Class 69, Special Operations Aviation Regiment Training Course, Airborne, Army Aviation Accident Prevention Course, Contracting Officer Representative Course, SERE-C, Individual Anti-Terrorism Course (INTAC), Master Resilience Trainer, Gulfstream GV/G550 Maintenance Initial Course and holds a Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power-plant License. SGM Peden has deployed nine times in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

SGM Peden’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Air Medal (num 4), Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award) along with numerous other medals for service. He has been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Master Aviation Badge, Parachutist Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and is a recipient of the Order of Saint Michael Medal.

Mission statement

  • Provide our Nation the best value for modification, repair, and overhaul of rotary wing components and aircraft to support strategic readiness of the Army. On order, repair forward-deployed aircraft and components worldwide.


  • Mission First, People Always!
  • CCAD must be postured to ensure we are synchronizing aviation assets, materiel support and enterprise resources to ensure SAFETY-QUALITY-ACCURACY in order to meet Army readiness goals.


  • CCAD is postured to meet our Nation’s future requirements in peacetime, surge during war and enable Army Readiness.


Last updated on: 03-Mar-2021