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Chief Warrant Officer 5 Carlton S. Darby Jr.

Command Chief Warrant Officer, 80th Training Command

U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5 Carlton S. Darby Jr. serves as the Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) for the 80th Training Command TASS in Noth Chesterfield, Virginia. The CCWO functions as the senior warrant officer of the command and advises the CG and staff on warrant officer issues to include readiness, professional development, and utilization. The CCWO also communicates with warrant officers throughout the Command to ensure their concerns and recommendations are considered in decisions that will impact their readiness posture.

A native of Warsaw, Virginia, Mr. Darby enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic in September 1986. He served 14 years of enlisted service and achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7). In May 2001, he transitioned to the Warrant Officer ranks. He holds an associate degree in automotive technology from Northern Virginia Community College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from George Mason University, a Master of Arts degree in Procurement & Acquisition Management from Webster University and Master of Professional Studies in Project Management from Georgetown University.

His Warrant Officer assignments include Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) for the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Support Maintenance Technician, 818th Maintenance Company, Fort Meade, MD; Senior Ordnance Logistics Technician, 55th Materiel Management Center, Fort Belvoir, VA; Maintenance Management Officer, Army Reserve Sustainment, RDECOM Detachment, Aberdeen, MD; and Senior Maintenance Tech/CCWO, Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Birmingham, AL.

Mobilization and deployment assignments include Engineer Repair Technician, 383rd QM Battalion, Fort Bliss, TX; Unit Maintenance Officer, 302nd Trans Cargo Company, Balad Iraq, Senior Automotive Maintenance Officer, 55th Sustainment Brigade, Balad, Iraq; Senior Automotive Maintenance Officer, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and Ordnance Logistics Officer, 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. CW5 Darby’s awards and decorations include Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), the Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), the Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (10th Award), the National Defense Service Medal (3rd Award), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/ M Device (2nd Award), and the Iraq Campaign Medal.