14th SMA - Raymond F. Chandler III

14th SMA - Raymond F. Chandler III

Born:  August 25th 1962,  Whittier, California


  • 1981 Entered the Army in Brockton, Massachusetts in September 1981. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky graduating as a 19E Armor Crewman.
  • 1st Infantry Division (FWD)
  • 2d Infantry Division
  • 4th Infantry Division
  • 1st Cavalry Division
  • 3d Armor Division
  • 2d ACR
  • 3d ACR
  • U.S. Army Armor School
  • U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy

Chandler was assigned as the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy CSM in December 2007. In June 2009, Chandler became the 19th Commandant of

USASMA and the first enlisted commandant in USASMA history.

Selected Decorations and Awards

  •  Legion of Merit
  •  Bronze Star Medal
  •  Meritorious Service Medal (7th OLC)
  •  Army Commendation Medal (7thOLC)
  •  Army Achievement Medal (1st OLC)
  •  Army Good Conduct Medal (9thAward)
  •  National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award)
  •  Army Service Ribbon
  •  Korean Defense Service Medal
  •  Overseas Service Medal (Numeral 4)
  •  Noncommissioned Officer Professional Service Ribbon (Numeral 4)
  •  Iraq Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star)
  •  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  •  Meritorious Unit Commendation
  •  Superior Unit Award
  •  Combat Action Badge
  •  Order of Saint George (Bronze Medallion)
  •  Distinguished Order of Saint Martin
  •  Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.