Command Sergeant Major Larry May is a native of Lakewood, Ohio. He joined the Army in March 1983 and attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Command Sergeant Major May has 18 years' experience as a CSM, serving as battalion CSM of the 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Warrensville, Ohio, and as the Regional Support Group CSM of both the 645th RSG in Southfield, Michigan and the 643rd RSG in Columbus, Ohio. During his 36 year career CSM May served in many other leadership positions, including first sergeant of both the 2nd Psychological Operations Group Headquarters Company, Parma, Ohio, and the 350th Tactical PSYOP Company Parma, Ohio. CSM May deployed with the 643rd RSG and served as the U.S. Garrison Command Sergeant Major of Kandahar Airfield in 2009. CSM May’s most recent assignment was Command Sergeant Major of the 91st Training Division, Fort Hunter Liggett, California.
CSM May is currently assigned as the Command Sergeant Major of the 84th Training Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky.
CSM May’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Psychological Operations Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course, Sergeants Major Course, Command Sergeants Major Course, SSD 5, Nominative Leaders Course, Security Managers Course, as well as the Intel Analyst Course and the Psychological Operations Specialist Course.
CSM May’s decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (w/4 OLCs), the Army Commendation Medal (w/4 OLCs), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Achievement Medal (w/1 Silver OLC and 4 Bronze OLCs), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Ribbon (w/M-Device and Gold Hour Glass), the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6), the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 3), NATO Medal, the Mississippi Magnolia, the Combat Action Badge and the Major General Robert A McClure Medallion.
In his civilian occupation, CSM May is self-employed. CSM May is married and they have four children.