Command Sergeant Major Patrick McKie was born and raised in Lincoln, NE and is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major for the 63d Readiness Division in Mountain View, CA.
His previous assignments include: Sergeant Major for the Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command; Garrison Command Sergeant Major at ASA Fort Dix, NJ; Command Sergeant Major Army Reserve Careers Division; Garrison Command Sergeant Major at Camp Parks, CA; Senior Enlisted Advisor, Army Reserve Affairs, United States Forces – Afghanistan; Battalion SGM, 12th BN, Army Reserve Careers Division; Master Trainer, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve; Operations NCO, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve; Theater Retention NCOIC, CFLCC/Third Army; Senior Retention NCOIC, 89th Regional Readiness Command; Career Counselor, 89th Regional Readiness Command; Senior Drill Sergeant, 377th REGT, 95th DIV; Drill Sergeant; 4/302nd CAV REGT, 5th TNG BDE; Instructor, 5th TNG BDE; Track Commander and Cavalry Scout, 4/302nd CAV REGT.
SGM McKie’s military education includes: Cavalry Scout OSUT, PLDC, Instructor Trainer Course; 19D BNCOC; Drill Sergeant School; Basic Infantryman Course; 11B ANCOC; Career Counselor Course; Advanced Career Counselor Course; Sergeants Major Course (Class 57), HTAR Course, Garrison Leaders Course, Brigade and CSM Pre-Command Course, Senior NCO JPME II, and the Nominative Leader Course. SGM McKie is also Battle Staff qualified. Complementing his military education, he has completed his undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Nebraska, and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Military Science, with a concentration in Low Intensity Conflicts and Unconventional Warfare.
CSM McKie’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Bronze Star Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal (6th Oak Leaf Cluster); the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Army Commendation Medal (6th Oak Leaf Cluster); the Army Achievement Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster); the Good Conduct Medal (6th Award); the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster); the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award); the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; the Iraqi Campaign Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ “M” Device and Silver Hourglass; the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 6); the Army Service Ribbon; the Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 2); the NATO Medal; the Combat Action Badge; the Drill Sergeant Badge; the Career Counselor Badge; the Drivers Badge (with Driver-Wheeled Clasp), and the German Schutzenschnur (Gold).
CSM McKie is married to Jennifer A. McKie, and they have two amazing daughters, Abby and Ashley.