Command Sergeant Major Rodney D. 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 Southwest Asia, and one tour each to Macedonia, Bosnia and Kosovo. His stateside assignments include tours at Fort Hood, TX; Fort Stewart, 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 and Rifle Company First Sergeant.
During Operation Iraqi Freedom II, he served as an Operations Sergeant Major with 1-9 CAV. He also served as a 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, Command Sergeant Major of 8th Army and CJTF-8. He is currently assigned as the Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army Cyber Command.
His professional military education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, First Sergeant Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Course, Command Sergeants Major Course, Airborne School, Bradley Master Gunner Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, National Defense University’s Keystone Course, and the Master Resilience Trainer Course.
He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Trident University International, Cypress, CA.
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 Badge, Parachutist Badge and the Combat Infantryman Badge with one star.