Command Sergeant Major James Lambert assumed the duties of Interim Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve and United States Army Reserve Command Nov. 2. A 29-year veteran of the Army Reserve, he enlisted Dec. 13, 1983. In his previous position, he was the Executive Sergeant Major to the Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve since July 2, 2012.
Command Sgt. Maj. Lambert has served in a variety of positions in the active guard and reserve program since July 1986. His key NCO assignments include: Command Sergeant Major, 377th Theater Sustainment Command; Command Sergeant Major, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support); Command Sergeant Major, 801st Combat Support Hospital; Branch Chief, US Army Sergeants Major Academy; First Sergeant, 303rd AG Company (Postal); Operations Sergeant, 100th Division (IT); Small Group Leader, USA NCO Academy, Ft McCoy, WI; and Inspector General NCO, 70th Regional Support Command. His military campaigns include Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
Command Sgt. Maj. Lambert’s significant military education includes the US Army Inspector General Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Small Group Leader Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, First Sergeants Course, US Army Sergeants Major Course, Command Sergeants Major Course, Reserve Component-National Security Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, and the Keystone Course.
Command Sgt. Maj. Lambert received his Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Studies from Vincennes University, Vincennes, Ind. and his Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y.
Command Sgt. Maj. Lambert’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (7th Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (7th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2nd Award with M Device), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal-Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Liberation Medal-Government of Kuwait, and Driver’s Badge.
Command Sgt. Maj. Lambert has enjoyed 27 years of marriage with his wife, Denise. They have two daughters, Jessica Lambert and Jamie Flores.