CSM James K. Sims
U.S. Army Retired
Command Sergeant Major Sims is the Chief Executive Officer for JKS Expert Solutions, LLC. Command Sergeant Major Sims retired in October 2017. He culminated his 33 years of honorable service as the 15th Command Sergeant Major, United States Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama from December 2013 to March 2017. CSM Sims was a board member on the Sergeants Major Senior Enlisted Council, where he provided advice, counsel, guidance, and mentorship throughout the command and across the Army.
Additionally, CSM Sims engaged senior leaders at all levels, both military and industry, on the Army Materiel Command’s strategic themes, objectives, and issues. CSM Sims previous positions and assignments include: Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Battalion S4 NCOIC, Platoon Sergeant, two consecutive tours as First Sergeant, First Sergeant C Company, SPT BN, 1st SWTC (Airborne) Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant A Company, 702D MSB, 2ID; Command Sergeant Major for 528TH Special Operations Support Battalion (USASOC) (Airborne) and Command Sergeant Major for the Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (USASFC) (Airborne) Fort Bragg, NC and Command Sergeant Major for the 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 49th QM Group Command Sergeant Major, the 10th Quartermaster Regimental Command Sergeant Major, and the United States Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) Command Sergeant Major. Additionally, CSM Sims also served in the 3rd U.S. INF, “The Old Guard”, and the 82D Airborne Division. He has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and other locations. CSM Sims is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class #54 and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Trident University International (Summa Cum Laude).
His decorations and awards include but are not limited to the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit Medal (1OLC), Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), German Parachutist Badge, French Master Parachutist Badge, Venezuela Parachutist Badge, Polish Master Parachutist Badge, Air-Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and the Combat Action Badge. CSM Sims is a Demonstrated Master Logistician (DML), a recipient of the Quartermaster Distinguished Order of Saint Martin, the Transportation Honorable Order of Saint Christopher, the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe.
He is a distinguished member of the Quartermaster Regiment and was inducted in the Quartermaster Hall of Fame and 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard).