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Sergeant Major Carmen R. Ross

Sergeant Major Carmen R. Ross
Public Health Command–Pacific Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major
Carmen R. Ross was born in San Jose, California and is a native of Dickinson, Texas.  She entered the U.S. Army in 1999 where she completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina as a Human Resources Specialist (42A). In 2003, she reclassified to the MOS of 68D, Operating Room Specialist. Her military education includes the Primary Leaders’ Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (Commandant’s List), Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (Commandant’s List), Sergeants Major Academy, Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Platoon Sergeant Course, Army Recruiter Course, Combative’s Level One Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Field and Chemical Biological Course, Army Retention Course, Unit Prevention Leader (UPL) Course, Bus Driver Course, Instructor Training Course, Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) Course, Master Resiliency Training (MRT) Couse, Basic Health Administrators Course, Advanced Culinary Course, Enlisted Aide Course, and First Sergeants’ Course.

SGM Ross attended Texas State University where she earned a Masters in Social Work with concentration in Advanced leadership (Magna Cum Laude).  She has also received her Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Workforce Development during her assignment at the Sergeants Major Academy. She also attended Purdue Global University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.  Additionally, she attended Coastline Community College where she earned an Associate of Arts in Business Administration.  

SGM Ross’s previous assignments include Human Resource Specialist, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) President, Fort Carson, Colorado; Army Recruiter, Jacksonville, Florida; Central Material Supply NCOIC, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Operating Room NCOIC, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Platoon Sergeant, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Command Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center and School CSM Aide, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Army Medical Home (AMH) NCOIC, Seoul, Korea; 121 CSH S-1 NCOIC, Seoul, Korea; Deputy Commander for Inpatient Services (DCIS) NCOIC, Fort Hood, Texas; ACO 1SG, Fort Hood, Texas; Brigade Joint Commission NCOIC, Fort Hood, Texas; Operations NCOIC, Fort Carson, Colorado; Enlisted Aide for BG Donna Martin, Fort Leonard wood, Missouri; Surgical Division NCOIC, Fort Leonard wood, Missouri; Senior Clinical NCO, Fort Leonard wood, Missouri; General Leonard wood Army Community Hospital (GLWACH) Command Sergeant Major, Fort Leonard wood, Missouri; Chief Medical NCO, Fort Leonard wood, Missouri; Chief Clinical SGM, Tripler Army Medical Center.

SGM Ross’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (w/4OLC); the Army Commendation Medal (w/4OLC); the Army Achievement Medal (w/7OLC); the Army Superior Unit Award; the Good Conduct Medal (7th AWD); the National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Bronze Star; the Armed Forces Service Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Korean Defense Service Medal; the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; the Noncommissioned Officers’ Professional Development Ribbon with numeral five; the Army Service Ribbon; the Overseas Service Medal; the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal; the Army Recruiter Gold Badge with three gold sapphires and three gold stars; the Glenn E. Morrell Award Medal; the Drivers’/Mechanics’ Badge.

SGM Ross has inspired many through her public speaking, motivational coaching, and seminar events. She is a Trailblazer, Minister, Teacher, Coach, Sister, Aunty, Friend, and author of a Christian book which is listed on Amazon and other public venues.