CSM David S. Davenport Sr.
Command Sergeant Major David S. Davenport Sr. assumed duties as Command Sergeant Major, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command on 24 February 2015 after serving as Command Sergeant Major, United States Army Europe. Command Sergeant Major Davenport has held a variety of leadership positions in armor and cavalry organizations and commands throughout his career, ranging from dismounted cavalry scout to command sergeant major.
Command Sergeant Major Davenport is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, and entered the Army on June 22, 1983. He attended Basic Combat Training and Cavalry Scout Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. During his 31-year career, he has served in every enlisted leadership position from cavalry scout and tank commander, to his current position as command sergeant major.
His other duties and assignments include division command sergeant major, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; post command sergeant major, Fort Bliss, Texas; command sergeant major, Future Forces Integration Directorate, Fort Bliss, Texas; 5th Brigade (AETF), 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; 1st Squadron, 1st U.S. Cavalry, Budingen, Germany; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany; 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor, Vilseck, Germany; 3rd Battalion, 73rd Cavalry and the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor, Republic of Korea; and 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.
Command Sergeant Major Davenport’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course; Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course; Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute; Master Fitness Trainer Course; Jumpmaster Course; First Sergeant Course; the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 52); and the Army Force Management School.
His civilian education includes an associate degree in liberal arts, a bachelor’s degree in social work, and a master’s degree in business administration (focused on leadership) from Norwich University. He was awarded the Association of the United States Army 2006 Larry Strickland Educational Leadership Award for his commitment, both professionally and personally, to enhancing the professional developments of his Soldiers and noncommissioned officers.
Command Sergeant Major Davenport’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (8th Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th award), Army Achievement Medal (8th award), Good Conduct Medal (10 th award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2 nd award), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Lithuanian Land Forces Medal of Distinction, Humanitarian Service Medal (2nd award), Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th award), NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, and Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Command Sergeant Major Davenport is a member of the Excellence in Armor Program, the Order of the Spur; the Order of Saint George; the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club; and the Order of Saint Barbara.