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Sergeant Majors of the Corps, Emeritus

Command Sergeant Major Charles E. Durr, Jr.

Command Sergeant Major
Charles E. Durr, Jr., Retired
Sergeant Major of the Corps, Emeritus
June 2016 – November 2021

Command Sergeant Major Charles E. Durr, Jr., a lifelong Quartermaster Soldier served in a number of key and challenging assignments. Among them, First Sergeant, Mike Company, 244th Quartermaster Battalion and later First Sergeant, Quartermaster Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, United States Army Quartermaster Center and School. CSM Durr would go on to serve in a series of Command Sergeant Major billets.

As the Senior Enlisted Advisor, US Army Installation Management Command-Atlantic Region where he earned recognition from the Commanding General for being the best Senior Enlisted Advisor. His expertise in base support service delivery has impacted the entire Army and launched a corporate strategy highlighting customer satisfaction and workforce empowerment which increased productivity in delivering Logistics services by 25%. CSM Durr led the evaluation of organizational performance and assessed where improvements or innovation was most needed to ensure superior logistics support to customers at 31 Army Installations and guided an integrated approach to key management functions that led to Army and Department of Defense logistics excellence awards for subordinate organizations.

As the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the United States Army Installation Management Command – Southeast Region, CSM Durr earned recognition from the Commanding General for superior emphasis on service quality and was selected to lead the largest service organization in the command –IMCOM Atlantic Region. He provided oversight and guidance of an Inspection Program that ensured predetermined outcomes were achieved for superior Central Issue Facility services for deploying forces. CSM Durr championed evaluation criteria to measure various organizational policies, programs, and training that resulted in improved logistics service outputs and outcomes for customers and enforced Common Levels of Support and service delivery/facility maintenance standards that resulted in a 25% improvement in customer satisfaction ratings.


Command Sergeant Major David Roman

Command Sergeant Major
David Roman, Retired
Sergeant Major of the Corps, Emeritus
June 2011 – November 2016

Command Sergeant Major David Roman enlisted in the Army in 1978 and retired from active duty on 30 April 2010. He is a graduate from the United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Regents College of New York.

His key command and staff assignments include Command Sergeant Major, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Command Sergeant Major, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Command Sergeant Major, Division Support Command, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea; Command Sergeant Major, 626th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; First Sergeant, Headquarters and Alpha Company, Main Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.

His combat and operational deployments include Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Saudi Arabia, and United Nations Task Force “Operation Uphold Democracy – Haiti”.

CSM Roman was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Quartermaster Regiment in 1999. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin – the Patron Saint of the Quartermaster Corps, the Distinguished Order of Samuel Sharpe and the Noble Patron of Armor Award.


Command Sergeant Major Don E. Wells

Command Sergeant Major
Don E. Wells, Retired
Sergeant Major of the Corps, Emeritus
June 2008 – June 2011

Command Sergeant Major Wells entered the United States Army in September 1974 at Fort Dix, New Jersey where he completed basic combat training. Command Sergeant Major Wells attended advanced individual training as an Automated Logistics Specialist at Fort Lee, Virginia. CSM Major Wells has served in a variety of duty positions including Unit Armorer, Platoon Sergeant, Supply Sergeant, S-4 NCOIC, Senior Instructor/Writer, NCOIC for Criminal Investigation Department, Logistical Division, NCOIC for Support Operation, Directorate Sergeant Major for the Army National Guard Logistical Department, Battalion Sergeant Major, Brigade Sergeant Major, Commandant of the Quartermaster NCO Academy. His assignments include Company A, 5th Battalion, Fort Knox, Kentucky; 2/92nd Field Artillery Battalion, Giessen, Germany; Region Personnel Center Company, Giessen, Germany; HHC, 4th Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia; HQs, 2nd Region CID, Seckheim, Germany; 503rd Transportation Company, Heidelberg, Germany; 649th Engineer Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany; HHC, 3rd Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia; 200th QM Company, Fort Drum, New York; Company A, United States Sergeant Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; HHC, 503rd Forward Support Battalion, Republic of Korea; National Guard Bureau, Pentagon, Washington, DC; HHC, 123rd Main Support Battalion, Dexheim, Germany (Bosnia); HHC, 266th QM Battalion Sergeant Major, Fort Lee, Virginia; Quartermaster NCO Academy Commandant, Fort Lee, Virginia. Command Sergeant Major Wells served as the Quartermaster Regimental Command Sergeant Major as well as the Commandant of the Quartermaster NCO Academy Fort Lee, Virginia. As Regimental Command Sergeant Major and NCO Academy Commandant, Command Sergeant Wells worked tirelessly to promote standards of excellence in enlisted training and laid a solid foundation for growth and development for the Quartermaster Corps. His awards and decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (6OLC), the Good Conduct Medal (9 awards), the Southwest Asia Service medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon (#4), the Army Staff Badge, and the Order of Saint Martin.

Command Sergeant Major Wells has a degree in Liberal Arts from City of Chicago College. His military education includes Sergeant Major Academy, Class 41, 1996; Standard Property Book Systems, 1995; Senior Supply Course, 1986; Noncommissioned Officer Logistics Course, 1984; and the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, 1983.


Command Sergeant Major Julius Small, Jr.

Command Sergeant Major
Julius Small, Jr., Retired
Sergeant Major of the Corps, Emeritus
June 2005 – June 2008

CSM Small was born in Savannah, Georgia, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958 as a Supply Specialist. His 34 years of active duty service included three tours in Korea, two tours in Germany, and one tour each in Vietnam and Belgium, in addition to a wide range of Quartermaster positions across the continental United States.

CSM Small graduated from the Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1977, and over the course of the next 12 years served as a senior Quartermaster Noncommissioned Officer at Fort Lee; in Wiesbaden, Germany; and Taegu, Korea. A Distinguished Member of the Quartermaster Regiment, his many awards and decorations also include the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster and a Bronze Star Medal.

Among his many outstanding accomplishments CSM Small served as the first Commandant of the Quartermaster Noncommissioned Officer Academy here at Fort Lee. The foundation and standards he established in 1987 are still reflected in the high caliber graduates of the Quartermaster NCO Academy to this day.

CSM Small's last active duty assignment before his retirement in 1993 was as Post Command Sergeant Major at Fort McPherson, Georgia.


Command Sergeant Major Milton B. Hazzard

Command Sergeant Major
Milton B. Hazzard, Retired
Sergeant Major of the Corps, Emeritus
June 2000 – June 2005

CSM Hazzard enlisted in the United States Army at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1960. During the ensuing 35 years of active duty service he served in all Noncommissioned Officer leadership positions: a Squad Leader in Basic and Advanced Individual Training in 1960, a Corporal in 1961, a Sergeant in 1965, a Staff Sergeant in 1966, a Sergeant First Class in 1967 (acting First Sergeant), a First Sergeant in 1972, and promoted to Command Sergeant Major in 1977.

CSM Hazzard had the distinction of serving 17 years as a Command Sergeant Major. Always regarded by senior officers as one of the "best of the best," he was one of only seven Command Sergeants Major selected on a worldwide basis for retention to 35 years of active duty service. CSM Hazzard was one of five finalists nominated to become the Sergeant Major of the Army.

CSM Hazzard's foreign service includes tours in Korea, Vietnam, Germany, and several temporary duties in other foreign countries - in addition to major assignments at key installations throughout the United States. His many awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and several other individual and unit awards. He also earned the Parachutist and Air Assault Badge.

From 1989 to 1994, CSM Hazzard served as the Quartermaster Regimental Command Sergeant Major, and since June 2000 has been faithfully serving the Corps as the fourth Honorary Sergeant Major of the Quartermaster Regiment.


Command Sergeant Major Oscar R. Patton

Command Sergeant Major
Oscar R. Patton, Retired
Sergeant Major of the Corps, Emeritus
October 1996 – June 2000

CSM Patton was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in November 1965. He completed basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and advanced individual training at Fort Ord, California. He later completed airborne training, Subsistence Food Storage Course, instructor training, and the First Sergeant Course, and is a graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas.

CSM Patton served on active duty for more than thirty years, first as an Infantryman and later as a Quartermaster. His service included two years and three months in Vietnam with the 173d Airborne Infantry Brigade and the United States Army Headquarters Area Command, Vietnam. He also served as a Supply Sergeant at the Company, Battalion and Brigade level, and as the NCOIC of Logistics Support, 800th Corps Material Management Center; as Command Sergeant Major for the 142d Supply and Service Battalion in Wiesbaden, Germany; and Command Sergeant Major for the 23d Quartermaster Brigade here at Fort Lee.

CSM Patton's many awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Humanitarian Service Medal (Second Award) and others, including the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge.

In recognition of his outstanding career, following his retirement from active duty, CSM Patton was selected by The Quartermaster General in 1996 to serve as the third Honorary Sergeant Major of the Quartermaster Regiment.


Command Sergeant Major Edward L. Shepherd

Command Sergeant Major
Edward L. Shepherd, Retired
Sergeant Major of the Corps, Emeritus
March 1994 – October 1996

Command Sergeant Major Shepherd entered military service at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in April 1960, and attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. His subsequent military education included graduating from the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, and the Sergeants Major Academy.

Command Sergeant Major Shepherd held a wide variety of key logistical command and staff positions during his distinguished career, to include: Command Sergeant Major, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield and in support of Operation Desert Storm; Command Sergeant Major, 262d Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia; Sergeant Major, Area 2 and 25th Transportation, Republic of Korea; Sergeant Major, Aviation/Transportation School, Fort Eustis, Virginia; First Sergeant, L Company, 262d Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia; G-4, Division Food Service, 1st Division, Germany; and NCOIC, Food Service Support, 5th Brigade, Fort Dix, New Jersey.

His many awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device, Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Professional Development Ribbon (fourth award), and the Expert Infantry Badge.

In recognition of his unsurpassed service as a senior Quartermaster Noncommissioned Officer, Command Sergeant Major Shepherd was appointed Honorary Sergeant Major of the Quartermaster Regiment from March 1994 until October 1996.


Sergeant Major John C. Marigliano

Sergeant Major
John C. Marigliano, Retired
Sergeant Major of the Corps, Emeritus
November 1989 – March 1994

Sergeant Major Marigliano, a native of Brooklyn, New York, entered the U.S. Army Reserve in March 1952, during the height of the Korean Conflict, and was called to active duty one year later. After a tour with the 30th Infantry Regiment, he was reclassified as a Pipeline Engineer and assigned to the 523rd Engineer Company (Pipeline) which was attached to the 1st Marine Air Wing, Republic of Korea. His assignments to Quartermaster units began with the transfer of pipeline proponency to the Quartermaster Corps in 1955. Drawing upon his wide background in pipeline and tank farm construction, Sergeant Major Marigliano applied his skills in operating and maintaining pipelines throughout the military. In addition to Korea, his overseas duty took him to Okinawa and Vietnam. He also served four tours with the Quartermaster School's Petroleum and Water Department.

After retiring in 1980, Sergeant Major Marigliano became a site manager for the Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas. He later relocated to Virginia and at the time of induction served as a senior military analyst with the Directorate of Combat Developments, U.S. Army Quartermaster School. In recognition of his unparalleled knowledge and experience with liquid logistics, he held the position of TRADOC Project Officer for field water supply; and in that position served with distinction on key exercises such as Bright Star and Gallant Eagle, and Operation Desert Storm. In further recognition of his lifelong contribution to the Quartermaster Corps, Sergeant Major Marigliano also served as Honorary Sergeant Major of the Quartermaster Regiment.

This page was last updated on: September 14, 2021