U.S. Army Reserve


Command Sergeant Major Ted L. Copeland

Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve

Command Sergeant Major Ted L. Copeland was born and raised in Wapakoneta, Ohio. In 1984 he joined the United States Army as a military policeman and attended One Station Unit Training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama.

CSM Copeland has served in various assignments stateside and overseas including the Law Enforcement Activity Company, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; 55th Military Police Company, Camp Market, Korea; 342nd Military Police Company (EG), Columbus, Ohio; HHC, 391st Military Police Battalion, Columbus, Ohio; CSM of the 391st Military Police Battalion, 300th Military Police Brigade, 4th Bde, 75th Training Division (MC), 311th ESC Command Sergeant Major and currently serving as the CSM of the 79th SSC.  CSM Copeland has served in every leadership position from team leader to CSM and twice as a company first sergeant.  While serving in the above duty positions CSM Copeland has participated in five mobilizations  and  operational deployments  to  Saudi  Arabia  (Operation  Desert Shield,  Desert  Storm  and Cease  Fire);Turkey,  Afghanistan  and  Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (OEF, OCONUS); Ft. Riley, Kansas (OEF, CONUS); Iraq (OIF 07-08), Afghanistan (OEF 12-13).  Most recently, he served as the command sergeant major of the 79th Sustainment Support Command at Los Alamitos, California.

CSM Copeland’s formal military training consists of Primary Leadership Development Course, MP Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, MP Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course,  TATS  First  Sergeants Course,  the  USASMA  Sergeants Major Course, Nonresidence Class 30, Command Sergeants Major course and  Army  Substance  Abuse Program. He is a police sergeant  and  his  civilian  education  includes an Associate’s  Degree  in Criminal   Justice  from  Vincennes  University.  He also is a graduate of the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy, the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and has a combined total of over 1400 hours in civilian law enforcement training. He is certified as a Firearms instructor, ASP and PR24 instructor, Background Investigator, Police Motorcyclist and Police Carbine, Shotgun, Revolver and Semiautomatic Instructor.

CSM Copeland’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star  Medal,  Meritorious  Service  Medal  (3rd   OLC),  the  Army  Commendation Medal   (3rd OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (2nd  OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal  (2nd Award), the Army Reserve Achievement Medal (7th  Award), the National  Defense Service Medal (2nd  Award), Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Bronze  Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal  (1  Bronze  Star),  Afghanistan  Campaign Medal (1 Bronze  Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Service Medal, Korean Defense  Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Ribbon (20 Year Device, M-Device, Numeral 3),  the  NCO  Professional  Development  Ribbon (Numeral  4),  the  Army  Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 2), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait),   NATO Medal (Afghanistan), Army Reserves  Overseas Training Ribbon, Joint  Meritorious Unit Award and the Unit Meritorious Award.

CSM Copeland resides in Wapakoneta, Ohio with his wife Grace and son Trevor.