Command Sergeant Major Lawrence C. Arnold (Photo by Renee Rhodes)
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Lawrence C. Arnold assumed responsibility as Command Sergeant Major of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command on December 11, 2018. CSM Arnold has served in every leadership position from team leader to command sergeant major, and twice as a company first sergeant.
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, CSM Arnold joined the United States Army In 1984. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama to become a military policeman. During his career, CSM Arnold has served in various assignments including the Military District of Washington Military Police Company, Fort Myer, Virginia; HQ LEC, 716th Military Police Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas; 249th Military Police Company, Camp Humphreys, South Korea; HHC, 194th Military Police Company, Fort Knox, Kentucky; CSM of the 304th Military Police Battalion, 290th Military Police Brigade; CSM of 724th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade; CSM of 1st Brigade, 78th Training Division; CSM of the 78th Training Division and CSM of the 84th Training Command. Additionally, he has participated in three mobilizations and operational deployments to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom 2013-2014, OCONUS); Fort Knox, Kentucky (OEF, CONUS); and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (OEF CONUS).
CSM Arnold’s formal military education includes all levels of the Non Commissioned Officer Education System culminating with graduation from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Non Resident Course – class 36. He is also a graduate of the United States Army War College Nominative Leader Course.
In his civilian career, CSM Arnold is a retired assistant chief of police from the Bowling Green, Kentucky police department. He is a graduate of the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Police Officers Training Academy, the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, the Southern Police Institutes Administrative Officers Course and has a combined total of over 1900 hours in civilian law enforcement training. He is certified as a firearms instructor, crime scene processor, background investigator, internal affairs investigator, and a police manager. He is currently in his senior year at Eastern Kentucky University where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Administration.
CSM Arnold’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (4th OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (2nd OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), the Army Reserve Achievement Medal (3rd Award), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Service Medal, Korean Defense Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Ribbon (M-Device), the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6), the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 2), and the NATO Medal.