Command Sgt. Maj. Levi G. Maynard, command sergeant major, 81st Readiness Division (Photo by Dept. of the Army)
Command Sergeant Major Levi Maynard (Photo by Monica A. King)
CSM Maynard was born in Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies. He relocated to St. Croix, US Virgin Islands following graduation from high school where, he enlisted in the Regular Army in February, 1986 as a Transportation Specialist. He completed Basic Training at Ft. Dix, NJ and Advance Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Eustis, VA.
CSM Maynard has served in a variety of leadership positions from Squad Leader to Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include, Transportation Specialist, HHC DISCOM, 7th Infantry Div, Ft. Ord, CA; Transportation Specialist and Customs Inspector, Installation Transportation Office, 2nd Infantry Div, Camp Casey, Korea; Cargo Operations NCO, Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, NJ; Transportation Supervisor, 2122nd USAG, Baltimore, MD; Detachment Sergeant for the 468th Transportation Detachment, Ft. Meade MD and the 199th Transportation Detachment, Andrews Air Force Base, MD; 1SG, 949th Transportation Co. (Floating Craft), Baltimore, MD; CSM, 10th BN (TASS), 4th Bde, 98th Div, Lodi, NJ; CSM, 436th Transportation BN, Ft. Wadsworth, Staten Island, NY (includes a deployment to Kuwait); CSM, 1179th Transportation Brigade, Ft. Hamilton, NY; CSM, 1173rd Deployment & Distribution Support Battalion, Brockton, MA (includes a second deployment to Kuwait); CSM 55th Sustainment Brigade, Ft. Belvoir, VA; CSM, NATO Training Mission- Afghanistan, Deputy Commander Support Operation, Camp Eggers, Afghanistan; CSM, ISAF Joint Command DCOS ANSF LOG, NKIA, Afghanistan; CSM, 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Indianapolis, IN and CSM, 81st Regional Support Command, Ft. Jackson, SC.
His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic and Advanced Non-Commission Officer Courses, Master Fitness Trainer Course, First Sergeant Course, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course (Class 52), Command Sergeant Major Course, Command Sergeant Major Legal Orientation Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education course, various courses from the Army Logistics University, the Navy and Air Force Transportation Schools. He holds an MBA in E-Business and Technology from Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL.
CSM Maynard’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (2nd Awd), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (5 OLC), National Defense Service Meal (service star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (service star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (service star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ Silver Hourglass & M device, NCO Development Ribbon (w/ numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, NATO Non-Article 5 Medal, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Training Ribbon, Coast Guard Special Operation Service Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation and recipient of the Ancient Order of Saint Christopher Medal.