Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Foley


Command Sergeant Major John W. Foley became the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on July 23, 2020.

CSM Foley is a native of Panama City, Florida, and graduated from Niceville High School in 1989. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 12, 1989, as a 16T Patriot Missile Crewmember, and attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, Texas.

With more than 31 years in the Army, including 15 years of overseas service and deployments, CSM Foley has served in every leadership position from team leader to Division and Post Command Sergeant Major. His previous assignments include Post Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Command Sergeant Major, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Brigade Command Sergeant Major, 188th Infantry Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Brigade Command Sergeant Major, 108th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Battalion Command Sergeant Major, 2-1 ADA, Camp Carroll, Korea.

CSM Foley is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy-Class 58, the Battalion and Brigade Pre-Command/CSM Courses; Sergeants Major Executive Force Management Course; Nominative Leader Course and the Command Senior Enlisted Leader Keystone Course at National Defense University. He has completed all levels of Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System, First Sergeant’s Course, Army Recruiter Course, Instructor Training Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Anti-terrorism/Force Protection Officer Level II Basic and Advance Courses, Basic Airborne Course, and the Army Space Cadre Basic Course. CSM Foley graduated from Trident University International with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Human Resources).

CSM Foley’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal (10th AWD), National Defense Service Medal with two Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with Service Star, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 10), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Gold Army Recruiter Badge with two Sapphire Stars, Basic Parachutist Badge, and Army Senior Space Badge. He is a member of the Honorable and Ancient Order of Saint Barbara, as well as the U.S. Army Europe Sergeant Morales and Forces Command Sergeant Audie Murphy Clubs.