Command Sergeant Major
Jorge C. Escobedo
Command Sergeant Major Jorge Escobedo enlisted in 1994. He attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, SC, and graduated as a Personnel Records Specialist (75D).
He was assigned to 516th Personnel Service Center in Korea where he performed duties as personnel records specialist. His next assignment was Washington, D.C., where he served as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of officer records. He was then assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment out of Fort Lewis, WA, where he performed duties as an Administrative Personnel Sergeant. During that tenure, CSM Escobedo conducted multiple CONUS and OCONUS training deployments and one real-world deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to HHC, 75th Ranger Regiment Fort Benning, GA, where he served as the Senior Human Resources Sergeant. He was then selected to serve as the HHC, 75th Ranger Regiment 1SG. CSM Escobedo was the first non-11 series NCO to serve as a Ranger Company 1SG. CSM Escobedo served as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment First Sergeant from April 2007 until March 2009. During his service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment, he deployed seven times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and four times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon graduation from United States Sergeants Major Academy in May 2010, he was assigned to HQ, U.S. Army North (First Army) Fort Sam Houston, TX, where he performed duties as the SEA to the CofS (G1), as the G1 SGM. Following his Army North assignment, CSM Escobedo served as the HQ and HQ BN, 1st Cavalry Division CSM, then as Brigade Command Sergeant Major of USANATO Brigade in Sembach, Germany, and lastly as the Commandant of the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute Noncommissioned Officers Academy at Fort Jackson, SC. He most recently served as the as the Command Sergeant Major for the U.S Army Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson, SC, prior to assuming responsibility as the Command Sergeant Major for the Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, VA.
CSM Escobedo’s military schools include the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, U.S. Army Jumpmaster Course, U.S. Army Air Assault Course, U.S. Army Basic Military Mountaineering and Repelling Course, Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Basic and Master Breacher Course, Ranger Orientation Course and the Pre-Ranger Course. CSM Escobedo holds a Bachelors Degree of Science in Business with concentration in Management Human Resources from Excelsior College.
CSM Escobedo’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Star Device, Iraq Campaign Medal w/two Star Device, Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon – Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon 3rd Award, Ranger Tab, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Canadian Parachutist Badge, Czech Military Parachutist Badge, Dutch Military Parachutist Badge, German Military Parachutist Badge, Portuguese Military Parachutist Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Order of Saint Maurice, Order Horatio Gates, Distinguished member of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and Honorary Member of the Finance Regiment.