Command Sergeant Major Robert Provost currently has over 33 years in service, with nearly 13 years active duty service. He enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1986. He began his career as a (12B) Combat Engineer and reclassified as a (95B/31B) Military Police Soldier.
CSM Provost’s previous assignments include serving on active duty as a Demolitions Specialist assigned to C Co, 299th Engineer Battalion, Fort Sill, OK. CSM Provost then reclassified as a 95B and was assigned to the Wackernheim Military Police Company in Mainz GE, as Physical Security Squad Leader. Upon completion of his overseas tour CSM Provost was reassigned to the 89th Military Police Brigade at Fort Hood, TX where he was assigned duties as the 411th Military Police Company Battle Field Circulation/Training NCO, a Combat Support MP Squad Leader, and later as the Watch Commander for Fort Hood, TX. While assigned to the 89th Military Police Brigade CSM Provost deployed in support of JTF-Bravo, Soto Cano, Honduras and Operation Sea Signal, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. CSM Provost left active duty in 1996 to pursue dual careers as a civilian law enforcement officer and Army Reserve Soldier.
Upon assignment to the Army Reserves, CSM Provost was transferred to the 302nd Military Police Company, 607th Military Police Battalion in Grand Prairie, TX. While assigned to the 302nd MP CO, CSM Provost served in roles ranging from Platoon Sergeant to Operations Sergeant and finally Company First Sergeant. While assigned to the 302nd MP CO, CSM Provost deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II. Shortly after returning from combat operations, CSM Provost was promoted and transferred to the 2-95 Military Police Battalion, 2nd Military Police Brigade in Baton Rouge, LA where he served as Chief Instructor. CSM Provost was then selected to serve as Command Sergeant Major for the 341st Multi-Functional Medical Battalion, 176th Medical Brigade, 807th Medical Deployment Support Command in Seagoville, TX. Upon completion of his tenure, CSM Provost was selected to serve as the 2nd Military Police Brigade Command Sergeant Major at Fort Snelling, MN. CSM Provost was later selected to serve as Command Sergeant Major of the 102nd Division (MS), 80th Training Command at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Upon completion his tenure, CSM Provost was selected to serve as the 11th Military Police Brigade Command Sergeant Major, 200th Military Police Command in Los Alamitos, CA. In June of 2020 CSM Provost was selected to serve as the 200th Military Police Division Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Provost has completed the Executive Leaders’ Course, the Sergeants Major Academy, the How the Army Runs Course, the Reserve Component Joint National Security Affairs Course, Battle Staff, and Army Instructor Courses, as well as numerous other military schools.
CSM Provost holds two associate degrees from Tarrant County College, Arts and Emergency Medical Services. CSM Provost also holds a baccalaureate degree in humanities from Mid-Western State University and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He has over twenty-five published articles relating to EMS responses to law enforcement scenes.
CSM Provost is currently employed as a Traffic Unit Supervisor and a Licensed Paramedic at the City of Euless Police Department in Euless, TX. His duties include commercial vehicle inspections, DWI/DUI enforcement, and accident reconstruction. CSM Provost is also employed as an Adjunct Instructor at the Tarrant County College, where he instructs law enforcement related topics. Additionally, CSM Provost instructs the Drug Recognition Expert program for the International Chiefs of Police at Sam Houston State University. Recently, CSM Provost has established an Unmanned Aerial Systems Company focusing on aerial imaging and training.
CSM Provost’s awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (1st award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal (1st Award), and Army Achievement Medal (4th Award) as well as numerous other medals and decorations.
CSM Provost is married to Kim Provost and lives in Fort Worth Texas. They have three children: Brittany, Jessicka and Jake and one grandson Miles.