13th SMA - Kenneth O. Preston

Born: February 18, 1957 in Mount Savage, Maryland

SMA Preston has held a variety of leadership positions ranging from cavalry scout to tank commander.

CSM Assignments

  • 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas
  • 3rd “Grey Wolf” Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Armored Division, Bad Kreuznach, Germany and V Corps in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Combined Joint task Force 7 in Baghdad, Iraq

Selected Decorations and Awards

  • Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Bronze Star
  • Joint Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Commendation Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Achievement Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Southwest Asia Service Ribbon
  • Liberation of Kuwait ribbon (Saudi Arabia)
  • Kosovo Medal
  • NATO Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award