Fort Dix Command Sergeant Major
Command Sgt. Maj. Steven J. Whittaker is a native of Spencerville, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army on 21 February 1978 and attended Basic and Advanced Training at Fort Dix, NJ as a Motor Transport Operator.
He began his military career with the Army Reserve with Delta Company, 983d Engineer Combat Battalion, Heavy in Lima, Ohio, where he trained as 51B Carpentry and Masonry specialist and 12B Combat Engineer. His assignments include tours of duty with; Delta Company, 983d Engineer Battalion, Charlie Company, 389th Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, HHC 469th Engineer Battalion, Jersey City, NJ, HHC 368th Engineer Battalion, Grenier Army Airfield, Manchester, NH, G3, 416th Engineer Command, Darien, IL, Office of Quality Assurance, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), Fort Bliss, Texas, 316th Sustainment Command, Expeditionary, LSA Anaconda, Iraq and Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (OACSIM), Washington, DC.
CSM Whittaker has served a variety of positions to include team leader, squad leader, platoon sergeant, operations sergeant, operations sergeant major, NCOES evaluation team chief, Deputy and Director of Quality Assurance (USASMA), OACSIM Army Reserve division SGM, Support Operations Division SGM.
He has attended various military schools to include the Basic Non-Commission Officer Course, the Advanced Non-Commission Officer Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 47, the Army Instructor Training Course, the Small Group Instructor Course, Systems Approach to Training Course, the Training Developer Middle Managers’ Course and the Garrison Command Sergeants Major Course. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
CSM Whittaker’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, two Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals, 2 National Defense Service Medals, Overseas Service Ribbon, 6 Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbons, Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, six Good Conduct Medals, 3 Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ Gold Hourglass and M Device. Humanitarian Service Medal, NCOES Ribbon w/numeral 4 , the Army Service Ribbon, Army Staff Identification Badge and the Bronze order of the de Fleury Medal