Command Sergeant Major Arlindo Almeida, a native of Portugal, enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1978. During his years of service, CSM Almeida has served in a variety of professionally rewarding and developmental positions across the Army in the operating and generating force. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security.His previous assignments include serving as the Division Command Sergeant Major of the 94th Division (FS) at Fort Lee, VA; Command Sergeant Major at the Warrior Transition Unit on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA; Brigade Command Sergeant Major of the 330th Medical Brigade at Fort Sheridan, IL; Brigade Command Sergeant Major of the 358th Civil Affairs Brigade at Norristown, PA/Riverside, CA; Battalion Command Sergeant Major of the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion at Danbury, CT; and Brigade Command Sergeant of the 1179th Deployment Support Brigade at Fort Hamilton, NY. Significant deployments and mobilizations include two rotations to Baghdad, Iraq. His military education includes: USA AMEDD Pre-Command Course; USA AMEDD Warrior Transition Unit TRIAD Course; Joint Special Operation Pre-Command Course; USARC Pre-Command Course; USA Sergeants Majors Academy; RC First Sergeant Course; RC First Sergeant Course; NBC Defense Refresher Course; Administrative Specialist Course; RC Advance Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Ph I & II; Total Army Instructor Course; RC Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course; RC Drill Sergeant School; NBC Defense Course; RC Primary Leadership course; RC Interrogator Prisoner of War Couse; Military Police Traffic Accident Course; and Military Police SchoolCSM Almeida’s decorations and badges include: Bronze State Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf; Army Commendation medal with “V” Device; Army Commendation medal with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; Army Reserves Component Achievement Medal with Silver Oak Leaf and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star; Iraq Campaign Medal with 4 Campaign Stars; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device and Gold Hourglass; NCO Professional Development Ribbon “4” Device; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with “3” Device’ Reserve Overseas Service Ribbon’ Presidential Unit Citation; Army Superior Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Citation; Combat Action Badge; Drill Sergeant Badge; US Army Transportation Corps Saint Christopher’s Gold Medallion; Danish Contingent March medal.