SGM William Pendleton is a native of Kokomo, Indiana. He has been in the Army for 24 years, and he enlisted in the Army in March 1988 as an 11B Infantryman. He attended basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He left the Army in 1999, and returned in 2004 as a 68G Patient Administration NCO.
SGM Pendleton has served in every leadership position from team leader to 1SG. His stateside assignments include Bco 3/502nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 228th Combat Support Hospital Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 332nd Medical Brigade Nashville, Tennessee, 100th Training Division Louisville, Kentucky, Army Reserve Readiness Training Center Fort Knox, Kentucky, 4/399th ROTC Leader Trainer Course Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Fort Bliss, Texas, and the 83rd U.S. ARRTC Fort Knox, Kentucky. His overseas assignments include Aco 7/6 Infantry Bamberg, Germany, and Headquarters, Allied Mobile Forces (Land) Manheim, Germany. He has deployed to Saudi Arabia/Iraq (Operation Desert Shield/Storm), and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom).
SGM Pendleton’s military education includes the Basic Infantry course, the Light Infantry Leader Course, the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol Course, the Patient Administration Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course, the Advanced Non Commissioned Officer Course, the Equal Opportunity Course, the Army Basic Instructor Course, the System Approach to Training Basic Course, the Unit Mobilization Planner Course, the Master Resiliency Course, the Battle Staff Course, and the Sergeants Major Course. His civilian education includes a high school diploma from Kokomo High School, and 60 credit hours towards his Bachelors in Homeland Security at American Military University.
SGM Pendleton’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), the Good Conduct Medal (7OLC), the Army Reserve Components Achievement medal, the National Defense Medal (2OLC), the Southwest Asia Service Medal (Bronze) (2OLC), the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Bronze), NCO Professional Development Medal (4OLC), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (3OLC), the Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, the Southwest Asia Service Medal (Bronze) (2OLC), the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Bronze), NCO Professional Development Medal (4OLC), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (3OLCthe Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman badge, the Airborne badge, the Air Assault badge, and the German Schützenschnur badge.
SGM Pendleton resides in Rineyville, Kentucky with his lovely wife of 27 years Stacy Pendleton, a 10 year Active duty veteran. He has two sons Jordan and Jalen, and his granddaughter Ava.