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Command Sergeant Major Lita Fraley


United States Army NCO Academy Camp Parks

Command Sergeant Major Lita Fraley enlisted in the United States Army Reserve at Houston, Texas, May 1992. She attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia, where she trained as a Telecommunications Terminal Device Repairer.

Command Sergeant Major Fraley’s previous assignments include Signal Support Specialist, 301st Military Intelligence Battalion; Military Police Team Leader, 321st Military Intelligence Battalion; Civil Affairs Team Sergeant and Training NCO, 451st Civil Affairs Battalion, Pasadena, Texas; Army Recruiter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Civil Affairs Team Sergeant and Operations Sergeant forward deployed in support of the 478th Civil Affairs Battalion, Yusufiyah and Baghdad, Iraq; EUCOM Desk NCO, United States Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command; Senior Operations Sergeant, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group; Civil Affairs Senior Training Developer, and United States Army Reserve Chief Advisor, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Cultural Support Team Liaison forward deployed in support of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, Bagram, Afghanistan; Sergeant Major for the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Korea, Eighth Army in Yongsan, Korea; and Command Sergeant Major for the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion at Camp Pike, Arkansas. CSM Fraley currently serves as the Commandant for the Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Camp Parks, California.

She is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. Her military education includes the Advanced Civil Information Management Course, Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, DoD Defense Support of Civil Authorities Course, Federal Emergency Management Agency Incident Command System Courses 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800, and Critical Asset Risk Management, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Leadership Team Awareness Seminar, the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Workshop, the CSM Legal Orientation Course, the Battalion Pre-Command and Command Sergeants Major Course, the United States Army Reserve Battalion Pre-Command and Command Sergeants Major Course, the Battalion Command Sergeant Major Development Program, Structured Self-Development-Levels 5, the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, the Reserve Component National Security Course, the Joint Special Operations University Irregular Warfare Course, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Civil Military Cooperation Course, Manpower and Force Management, First Sergeant, Battle Staff, Airborne, Civil Affairs, Military Police, Signal Support Systems, Army Recruiter, Cultural Support Team, Female Engagement Team, Supervisor Development, Action Officer Development, and Civil Disturbance courses.

Command Sergeant Major Fraley received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Houston in 1996, and a Master of Arts in Humanities from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2011.

Her military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal (3d OLC); the Army Commendation Medal (2d OLC); the Army Achievement Medal (2d OLC); the Army Good Conduct Medal (5th Award); the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1 OLC); the National Defense Service Medal; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 2 service stars); the Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 1 service star); the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ‘M’ and Bronze Hourglass Devices; the Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 5); the Army Service Ribbon; the Overseas Service Ribbon; the Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon; the NATO Medal; the Parachutist Badge, and the German Armed Forces and the Dutch Parachutist Badges.