Command Sgt. Maj. Sean M. Howard hails from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1992 and attended basic training and advance individual training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for the military occupational specialty 91B (Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic). Command Sgt. Maj. Howard has served in the Army for over 28 years in various maintenance and leadership positions.
Command Sgt. Maj. Sean M. Howard’s assignments include the 21st Military Police Co. (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry (Airborne), Fort Richardson, Alaska; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Oklahoma City Recruiting Battalion, with duty in Russellville, Arkansas; 1st Ranger Battalion , 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Group Support Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado; Group Service Support Company, Group Support Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado; U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; 19th Expeditionary Support Command, Camp Henry, Republic of Korea; 725th Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne), Fort Richardson, Alaska; 1AD Sustainment Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas; and Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. He has held numerous leadership positions as a Team Leader, Squad Leader, Senior Mechanic, Platoon Sergeant, Army Recruiter, Battalion Motor Sergeant, Support Operations Non-Commissioned Officer, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion and Brigade Command Sergeant Major, and most recently as the Army Sustainment Command Support Operations Sergeant Major.
Command Sgt. Maj. Sean M. Howard’s military schooling includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Course. He has also graduated from the Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Jumpmaster Course, U.S. Army Recruiter Course, Special Operations Senior Enlisted Course, the Battalion and Brigade Pre-Command Courses, and the Nominative Leaders Course.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with 1OLC, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 4OLCs, the Army Commendation Medal with 3OLCs, the Army Achievement Medal with 1 silver and 2 OLCs, the Good Conduct Medal with silver clasp and 3 loops, the Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Army Recruiter Badge. He has also been awarded foreign jump wings from Thailand, The Netherlands, and Australia.
CSM Howard has two children, Jorden and Austin.