Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CW5) Keith Wright is the Command Chief Warrant Officer of the 412th Theater Engineer Command located in Vicksburg, MS.
In May 1981, he joined the Florida Army National Guard as a private in the Infantry. In 1982, after basic training and AIT at Fort Benning, Ga., CW5 Keith Wright transitioned to the United States Army until he left active duty in 1989. He later joined the Army Reserves in 1993 and has been a member for more than 39 years.
His active-duty assignments include Squad member in the 2/1 Infantry BN at Fort Lewis, Wa. and a Squad leader in 3/29 Infantry Battalion in Baumholder, Germany. Upon reclassification to 52D as a Power Generation Equipment Repairer his leadership positions included Motor Sergeant /Power Generation Supervisor, with the 54 Signal Battalion and a Recruiter with the New York City Recruiting Battalion.
After leaving active duty, he enlisted in the Army Reserves as a Power Generator Supervisor, with the 18th Field Hospital, Ft. Story, Va. After submitting a packet to the Warrant Officer Program, he graduated from the Warrant Officer School, at Ft Rucker, Ala. and continued to serve as the Utilities Operation and Maintenance Technician, with the 18th Field Hospital, Ft. Story, Va. Addition assignments included Maintenance/Assist S-4 Officer, 48th Combat Support Hospital, Bagram, Afghanistan; an Engineer Operations Technician with the 302 Engineer Co, 980th Engineer Battalion, Austin, Texas; the Utilities Operation and Maintenance Technician with the Facilities Engineer Team 29, Orlando, Florida; Design and Survey Technician with the 420th Engineer Brigade, Bryan Texas; Deputy Commander Task Force Breshna Barq, Afghanistan, USACE Transatlantic Division; Career Management Officer, 5th Battalion, ARCD, Orlando, Fl.; Construction Engineering Technician, 345th Field Hospital, Jacksonville, Fl.; Faculty Maintenance Officer, 75th Combat Support Hospital, Arifjan Kuwait; Construction Engineering Technician, 301st Field Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fl.; Construction Engineering Technician, Joint Interagency Task Force - South, Key West, Fl.; and currently the Command Chief Warrant Officer for the 412th Theater Engineer Command, Vicksburg, Miss.
CW5 Wright’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal - with “M” Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, the Air Assault Badge and the Recruiter Badge.
His military schools include the Basic and Advance Infantry Training Course, Infantry School - Basic and AIT Course, Air Assault School, Power Generator Basic Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Recruiter Course, and all required Warrant Officer Professional Military Education (PME). His civilian education includes training for Facilities Management Administrator® (FMA) Designation (Pending), Facilities Utility System Course, HVAC Air Conditioner and Refrigeration CFC/HCFC, Universal level Certification, Emergency Back-up Power System Certification, High Voltage Substation Certification, Level I & II, Automotive Service Excellence Certification, Facilities Management Training Courses, Confined Space and HAZMAT Training Course, Electrician Course, Marine Production Electrician Course.
CW5 Wright worked as a government employee for 25 years and is currently a self-employed Poultry and Pecan Farmer in rural Georgia with his wife. As a TPU soldier, this allows him to concentrate more of his time through-out the month to travel and mentor Warrant Officers and NCOs both within the 412th TEC and unaffiliated units east of the Mississippi River.