Command Sergeant Major Raymond Darr was born in Georgetown, Guyana. He entered the United States Army Reserves in December 1991 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as a Land Transport Operator.
Command Sergeant Major Darr started his leadership role in the United States Army serving as a Team Leader in the 623rd Transportation Company. Some of his many leadership duties include Platoon Sergeant 773rd Transportation Company, Iraq; Battalion Motor Sergeant 354th Transportation Battalion, NY; S3 NCOIC 1/309th Training Support Battalion MTC, JBMDL; First Sergeant 465th Transportation Company, PA; Support Operations Integration NCOIC for the 316th ESC, PA; First Sergeant 716th Quartermaster Company, NJ, Command Sergeant Major for the 3/329th SPT Battalion, JBMDL, NJ. Command Sergeant Major for the 402nd QM Battalion, New Castle, PA, Command Sergeant Major for the 1st Brigade, 78th TD, JBMDL, Command Sergeant Major for 2nd Brigade 78th TD, Newport, RI.
Command Sergeant Major Darr’s military education include: Primary Leadership Development Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course; Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course; Distributed Leader Course Level 6; Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officers Course; Total Army Instructor Trainer Course; Small Group Instructor Training Course; Anti-Terrorism Training Level 3; Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Course; HAZMAT Course; Unit Prevention Leader Course; Army Reserve Technician Entry Training Course; Observer-Controller Trainer Course; MRAP-University Maintainer/Driver Course; First Sergeant Course; Critical Thinking Red Team Practitioner Course; Operational Contract Support Course; Joint Humanitarian Operations Course; Army Training Requirements and Resource System Course; Individual Training and Readiness System Course; Unit Pay Administrative Course; Unit Basic Administrative Course; Battalion Pre-Command Course; Sergeant Major Academy. Brigade Pre-Command Course, Force Integration Course for Senior Leaders.
Command Sergeant Major Darr is scheduled to graduate in the coming months with his Master’s in Management.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal( 2nd Award), the Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), the Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (9th Award), the National Defense Service Medal w/bronze service star, the Iraq Campaign Medal w/2 Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/Gold Hourglass, “M” device, NCO Professional Development Medal w/ numeral 5, Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd Award), Army Superior Unit Citation, the Combat Action Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Darr and his wife have 5 children. He is currently employed by the 316th ESC as a Supervisory Staff Administrator.