FORT KNOX, Ky. –
The U.S. Army Recruiting Command welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Shade Munday to the team as he assumed responsibility during a ceremony held at Waybur Theater Mar. 10.
Recruiting Command is responsible for the recruiting mission for both the active Army and the Army Reserve. Munday accepted responsibility as the new senior enlisted leader of the command. As the 22nd command sergeant major of USAREC, he is responsible for over 10,000 recruiters and support members spread across 1,400 locations worldwide.
“I have never served as a recruiter but trust me when I tell you I’m ready, ready to support and ready to learn from each one of you,” Munday said. “The mission of recruiting is more important than ever and what we do every day directly impacts the future and readiness of our Army. We are all recruiters, that inspire the next generation of Soldiers, with our actions and our presence. I ask you who did you inspire today?”
“It is an honor and privilege to serve alongside the great men and women here at Fort Knox and those throughout the United States Recruiting Command,” Munday said.
Prior to taking responsibility of USAREC, Munday served as the command sergeant major of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. He also served as a Bridge Crewmember, Senior Boat, Section Leader, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Instructor for Advance Leaders Course, First Sergeant, and the 36th Engineer Brigade and 3rd Cavalry Regiment command sergeant major.
Munday is a native of Morristown, South Dakota, and he enlisted in the Army in May 1995. He has deployed to Bosnia, Republic of Georgia, Iraq and Afghanistan for combat and peacekeeping operations. He holds bachelor’s in business management from Excelsior College.