Kenneth L. Killingsworth
Command Sergeant Major
196th Infantry Brigade
CSM Ken Killingsworth hails from Chattanooga, Tn. He enlisted in the Army in July, 1990 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Benning, Ga.
He has held positions as a Rifleman, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Section Leader, Company, Battalion & Division Master Gunners, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Team Sergeant, Battalion, Brigade, and Division Operations Sergeant Major, and Battalion Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include Korea; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Ray Barracks, Germany; Fort Benning, Georgia; Bad Krueznach, Germany; Fort Bliss, Tx; Fort Riley, Kansas, Fort Stewart, Ga and Fort Campbell, Ky. CSM Killingsworth currently serves as the 196th IN Brigade Command Sergeant Major, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
CSM Killingsworth has participated in Operation Joint Guardian, Kosovo; Operation Iraqi Freedom (2x) and Operation Enduring Freedom (2x).
His military and civilian education include all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Bradley Master Gunner School, Battle Staff, Army Instructor Training Course and the Basic and Advanced Military Transition Team Courses. He is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, class 60 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Excelsior college.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (one Silver and three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (one Silver and three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Good Conduct Medal 8th Award, National Defense Medal with two Bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Bronze stars, Iraqi Campaign Meal with three Bronze stars, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 4; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 5, NATO Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Order of Saint Maurice and a Distinguished Member of the 187th Infantry Regiment.