Command Sergeant Major Harris is a native of Texas. In 1985 he enlisted in the United States Army to serve as an Infantryman and attended One Station Unit Training at Ft. Benning, GA.
Command Sergeant Major Harris’ overseas assignments include three tours in the Federal Republic of Germany, four tours to South West Asia, and one tour each to Macedonia, Bosnia, and Kosovo. His stateside assignments include tours at Fort Hood, TX; Fort Steward, GA; Fort Polk, LA; and Fort Bragg, NC. As an Infantryman he has served in the following positions; Rifleman, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Rifle Platoon Sergeant, M2 Bradley Driver, Gunner, Bradley Commander, Bradley Master Gunner, Rifle Company First Sergeant, Operation Sergeant Major with 1-9 CAV during OIF II, Command Sergeant Major with 1-12 CAV during OIF 06-08, Command Sergeant Major of 177th Armor Brigade, United States Corps of Cadets Command Sergeant Major at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and was previously assigned as the 8th Army and CJTF-8 Command Sergeant Major.
His military education includes Warrior Leader Course (WLC), Advanced Leaders Course (ALC), Senior Leaders Course (SLC), First Sergeant’s Course, United States Army Sergeant’s Major Course, Command Sergeant’s Major Course, Airborne School, Bradley Master Gunner Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, National Defense University’s Keystone Course, and the Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) Course. He has earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Toro University.
His awards include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star with Valor, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with six oak leaf clusters, German Armed Forces Marksmanship Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutists Badge and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge with one-Star.