Command Sergeant Major Gregory Betty began his career with the United States Army in April 1988. He completed Basic Training at Fort Dix, N.J., and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Va. Throughout his military career, Command Sergeant Major Betty has served in every enlisted leadership position, from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major. He has also served as Senior Logistics NCO, First Sergeant, and Operations Sergeant.
Effective, Nov. 1, 2020, Command Sergeant Major Betty became the Command Sergeant Major of the 88th Readiness Division, headquartered at Fort Snelling, Minn., and Fort McCoy, Wis. In this capacity he serves as the 88th Readiness Division Commanding General’s personal advisor on all matters relating to enlisted Soldiers with emphasis on a solid NCO support chain, training, safety, and quality of service.
His previous assignments are Command Sergeant Major of the 100th Training Division (Leader Development), 80th Training Command (Total Army Schools System); Command Sergeant Major of 1st Brigade (QM), 94th Training Division; and Command Sergeant Major of the 8th Battalion (PS) 98th Regiment. Also, 1st Brigade, 94th Training Division, Charleston, W.Va., 8th Battalion, 98th Regiment, Fort Dix; 411th Engineer Brigade, New Windsor, N.Y.; 1/309h Regiment, Fort Dix; 2/310th Regiment, Fort Dix; and 146th Quartermaster, Fort Totten, N.Y.
His military education includes Primary Leadership Developmental Course, Basic and Advance Noncommissioned Officer Courses, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Small Group Instructor Course, Unit Mobilization Course, First Sergeant Course and Battle Staff Course. Command Sergeant Major Betty is also a graduate of class 39 of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (3rd award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 5), Army Commendation Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi) and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait).
Command Sergeant Major Betty is currently employed with New York City Transit Authority as a Superintendent. He is a native of Kingston, Jamaica. He and his wife Donna have three wonderful children: Gregory Jr., Ryanne and Geordan. They reside in Valley Stream. N.Y.