JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell was selected to assume responsibility as the I Corps command sergeant major.
Troxell is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major for the United States Army Accessions Command and Human Resource Center of Excellence at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He will become the 15th Command Sergeant Major of America’s Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
“He is a proven and very experienced warrior-leader, including experience here at JBLM,” said Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, I Corps Commanding General. “We’re fortunate to have him and I know he is eager to work with the team.”
Troxell is expected to arrive in early March with his wife, Sandra.
Troxell has served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York and in Iraq; the Regimental Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in both Fort Polk, Louisiana and Fort Lewis, Washington; and the Command Sergeant Major of 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington and in Iraq; and the Command Sergeant Major of the USA Armor Center and Fort Knox, Kentucky.
His combat tours of duty include a combat parachute jump in Operation Just Cause, Operation Desert Shield/Storm and two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Some of his awards and decorations include Ranger Tab, The Master Parachutists Badge with combat jump star device, the Combat Action Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Legion of Merit (1 oak leaf cluster), the Bronze Star Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 oak leaf clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, the Army Commendation Medal (5 oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (5 oak leaf clusters).