Command Sergeant Major Robert B. Potts

Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Robert Potts was born in Bridgeport, TX. He graduated from Hinton High School, in
Hinton, OK and entered the United States Army in January 1996. He completed Basic Training and Advanced
Individual Training at Fort Jackson, SC in May 1996.
Command Sergeant Major Potts has served in various assignments stateside and overseas including 350th HR
Company, Ft Sill, OK; 1/79 and 1/22 FA Ft. Sill, OK; 1st BDE (Devil BDE) 1st INF DIV Ft. Riley KS; 1st
BDE, 95th DIV HHC, Drill Sergeant Academy, Ft. Jackson, SC; 3/378 BCT CSM Norman, OK, 1st BDE CSM
at Ft Sill, Ok, and currently Division CSM for the 95th DIV at Ft Sill, Ok.
His deployments include Guatemala and Panama for Task Force Moteugua, Operation Enduring Freedom
Afghanistan, and Operation ROG 1 in the Republic of Georgia.
He has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout his career in the United States Army that include
Platoon Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant Leader, BN Senior Operations NCO, HHC 1SG,
Chief Instructor and Course Manager U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy, BDE Human Resources NCOIC,
BDE Operations SGM, Battalion CSM, BDE CSM, and DIV CSM.
Command Sergeant Major Potts' military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic
Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, Field Artillery Platoon
Sergeant Course, Master Gunner Course, Army Postal Operations Course, Drill Sergeant School, First Sergeant
Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Master Fitness Course, Combatives Level 1,2 and 3, Combat Lifesaver
Course, Counter Insurgency Course, Combat Leaders Course, CSM Development Course, Pre-Command
Course (BDE and BN Level), Force Protection and various Anti-Terrorism Schools, Total Army Instructor
Training Course, Small Group Instructor Course, Transition Team Course, Commanders Safety Course, Senior
Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course Level I and II. He is a graduate of the United States
Army Sergeant Major Academy Class #41 and Self Structured Development Level 5. His civilian education
includes Redlands Community College and OAEC Electrical Transmission and Distribution Engineering
Course. His civilian employment is with CKenergy as a field engineer and works as a land specialist and realtor
for Mossy Oak Properties.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award); Army
Commendation Medal (5th award); Army Achievement Medal (7th award); Army Reserve Component
Achievement Medal (7th Award); Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service
Star device); Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Bronze Service Star device); Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/ M devise and hourglass); NCO
Professional Development Ribbon (w/ #5 device); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Medal (2nd award);
Army Reserves Overseas Training Ribbon; NATO (ISAF); German Schutzenschnur (gold). He has also been
awarded the Expert Marksmanship Badge, Combat Action Badge, and Drill Sergeant Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Potts currently resides in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma with his wife Lindsay and their son,
Corbin.