Command Sergeant Major James Lambert

Command Sergeant Major

Military Intelligence Readiness Command

Command Sergeant Major James Lambert assumed the duties as Command Sergeant Major for the Military Intelligence Readiness Command on July 12th, 2014.


A 30-year veteran of the Army Reserve, he enlisted 13 December 1983.


In his previous position, he was the Sergeant Major for the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) – Operational Command Post (OCP) in Afghanistan. CSM Lambert has served in a variety of positions in the active guard and reserve program since July 1986. His key NCO assignments include: Command Sergeant Major (Interim), Office of the Chief Army Reserve; Command Sergeant Major, 377th Theater Sustainment Command; Command Sergeant Major, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support); Command Sergeant Major, 801st Combat Support Hospital; Branch Chief, US Army Sergeants Major Academy; First Sergeant, 303rd AG Company (Postal); Operations Sergeant, 100th Division (IT); Small Group Leader, USA NCO Academy, Ft McCoy, WI; and Inspector General NCO, 70th Regional Support Command.


His military campaigns include Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom. His significant military education includes the US Army Inspector General Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Small Group Leader Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, First Sergeants Course, US Army Sergeants Major Course, Command Sergeants Major Course, Reserve Component-National Security Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, and the Keystone Course. CSM Lambert received his Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Studies from Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN and his Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College, Albany, NY.


His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (3rd Award), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (7th Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (7th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (3rd Award with M Device and Numeral 2), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal-Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Liberation Medal-Government of Kuwait, Army Staff Identification Badge, and Driver’s Badge. CSM Lambert has enjoyed 29 years of marriage with his wife, Denise. They have two daughters, Jessica Lambert and Jamie Flores.