CSM Jeffrey M. Stoddard is the Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army Reserve Legal Command.
CSM Stoddard was born in Concord, California in 1965. CSM Stoddard enlisted in the United States Army in 1984 during his senior year of high school. He completed basic training at Fort Leonardwood, MO and 71D Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN.
CSM Stoddard’s previous assignments include: Legal Specialist, 1st Cavalry Division Legal Assistance Office, Fort Hood, TX; Battalion Legal Specialist, 1st Bn, 32d Armor, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Brigade Legal NCO, 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Brigade Legal NCO, Johnston Atoll, USACAW Pacific; Brigade Legal NCO, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Team NCOIC, Trial Defense team, 1st Legal Support Organization, San Antonio, TX; Chief Paralegal NCO, 1st Legal Support Organization, San Antonio, TX; Legal Center NCOIC, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany; Chief Paralegal, 22d Legal Support Organization, Grand Prairie, TX; Chief Paralegal, 2d Legal Support Organization, New Orleans, LA; Command Paralegal, I Corps, Fort Lewis, WA; Paralegal NCO, G7 Training, Legal Command, Gaithersburg, MD, Chief Paralegal NCO, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 75th Training Command, Houston Texas.
CSM Stoddard’s military and civilian education include: PLDC; BNCOC (Distinguished Leadership Awardee); ANCOC; selected in 2012 to attend the US Army Sergeant’s Major Academy. CSM Stoddard has over eighty hours of studies in the areas of Paralegal and Criminal Justice from Central Texas College.
CSM Stoddard’s military awards and decoration include: Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC); Army Commendation Medal with eight OLC; Army Achievement Medal with five OLC; Good Conduct Medal second award; National Defense Service Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M; Global War on Terrorism Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Number Three; Army Reserve Component Achievement Ribbon with 2 OLC; Army Service Ribbon; Kuwait Liberation Ribbon SA; Kuwait Liberation Ribbon K; Overseas Service Ribbon; Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon.
CSM Stoddard civilian occupation is a Texas Peace Officer. Employed with the City of Copperas Cove since 1991; his assignment as the Lieutenant over the Uniformed Services Division, places thirty-nine officers under his command. CSM Stoddard holds a Masters Peace Officer Certificate; Firearms Instructor Certificate; Instructors Certificate, Field Training Officer and is the Commander of the SWAT team.
CSM Stoddard is married with five children.