Command Sergeant Major Ronnie Farmer (Photo by Army Reserve photo)
Command Sergeant Major Ronnie Farmer assumed responsibilities as the senior advisor to the 88th Readiness Division Commander on May 19, 2019. He began his career with the United States Army Reserve in August 1988. He completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Dix, N. J. Throughout his military career, Command Sergeant Major Farmer has served in every leadership position in the Army Reserve from Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Operations Sergeant Major to Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include, the 319th Transportation Company, Augusta, Ga.; Lanes-Meister, 2nd/Battalion 347th Regiment Fort Gordon, Ga.; Transportation Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, 2nd/Battalion 345th Regiment Fort Jackson, S.C.; Operations Sergeant Major, 2d/Battalion, 345th Regiment, Fort Jackson; Brigade Sergeant Major, 1189th Transportation Terminal Brigade, Charleston, S.C.; Group Sergeant Major 595th (Active Component), Transportation Terminal Group, Port of Ash-Squaiba, Kuwait, with an area of responsibility in Bagram, Afghanistan; Balad, Iraq, and Bahrain; Group Sergeant Major (Rear), 597th Transportation Terminal Group, (Active Component), Fort Eustis, Va., Command Sergeant Major of the 75th Training Command, Houston, Texas; and Command Sergeant Major of the 335th Signal Command (Theater), East Point, Ga. Command Sergeant Major Farmer is currently assigned as the Command Sergeant Major of the 88th Readiness Division at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Command Sergeant Major Farmer's military and civilian education include Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course, Pre-Command Course, Small Group Leaders Course, STAMP Course, United States Army Reserve Retention Course, Mobilization Planner's Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Sergeant Majors Force Management Course and the Executive Leader Course - United States Army War College. He is a graduate of the prestigious United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 55. He holds an Associate’s Degree from Georgia Military College, Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior College, and a Master of Arts Degree from Webster University, all with honors.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, (with one oak leaf cluster), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal-Saudi Arabia and the Kuwait Liberation Medal-Kuwait.
Command Sergeant Major Farmer and his wife Andrea reside in Evans, Ga.