Command Sergeant Major Shade S. Munday became the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on March 10, 2023.
Command Sergeant Major Shade S. Munday is a native of Morristown, South Dakota and he enlisted in the Army in May 1995.
He attended basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
CSM Munday has served as a Bridge crewmember, Senior boat, Section Leader, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, OC/T , 5th AR BDE, DIV West, 1st Army, Fort Bliss, TX, Brigade Senior Engineer, 1AD, Fort Bliss, TX, 1SG 29th Engineer Co, 1-36 Infantry Regiment, 1st AD, Fort Bliss, TX, 1SG Alpha Co, 16th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st AD, Fort Bliss, TX, Course Chief Engineer ALC, NCOA Fort Leonard Wood, MO, BN CSM, 299th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1SBCT, 4ID, Fort Carson, CO, BDE CSM, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, TX, 3d Cavalry Regimental CSM and 1st Cavalry Division Command Sergeant Major.
His stateside assignments include Fort Polk Louisiana, Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, Fort Carson Colorado, and Fort Bliss Texas. His overseas assignments include Germany and Korea. He has deployed to Bosnia, Republic of Georgia, Iraq, and Afghanistan for combat and peacekeeping operations. CSM Munday’s military
education includes Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, United States Sergeants Major Academy (Class 67), Sapper Leader Course, Master Fitness Course, Air Assault, Rappel Master Course, Drill Sergeant School, Observer Controller Academy, 1SG Course, Digital Master Gunner Course, Dismounted CIED, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Initial Faculty Development Course,
and Master Resilience Trainer Course. His civilian education includes a high school diploma from McIntosh High School and an Associates of General Studies degree from Central Texas College and a Bachelor’s of Professional Studies in Business and Management from Excelsior College.
CSM Munday’s awards and decoration include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), the Army Commendation Medal (6th award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (10th award), Joint Meritorious Unit award, Meritorious Unit award (2nd award), Army Superior Unit award (2nd award), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Armed Forced Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 combat stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 combat stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development ribbon (5th award), Army Service ribbon, Overseas Service ribbon (5th award), United Nations Medal, Nato Medal (2nd award), Drill Sergeant badge, Combat Action badge, Air Assault badge, Drivers badge, and Sapper tab.