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CSM Darvin Williams

2nd ABCT Cmd. Sgt. Maj.

Darvin grew up in Florida, the youngest of five boys, where his dad was career Navy. Darvin joined the United States Army as a Private First Class in March, 1996, as an Armor Crewman he went to One Station Unit Training (Basic Training for Tankers) at Fort Knox, Kentucky. After graduation in June, he immediately went to South Korea for one year. The following year he returned to Fort Riley, Kansas. 

In early 1998, he was promoted to Specialist and was a tank gunner, and four months later he was promoted to Corporal. In late 1998, he was promoted to Sergeant. He has been a tank gunner his entire time in the Army. Darvin deployed to Bosnia in August, 1999. Returning stateside in March, 2000, he was selected to go to recruiting command. He was then assigned as a Recruiter in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. 

In 2005- 2006, he was deployed to Iraq as a Tank Commander/Platoon Sergeant. Returning to the states, he was assigned to the Military Transition Teams training unit. He was selected to attend the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, El Paso, Texas, and selected for responsibility as a Command Sergeant Major, Fort Carson, Colorado. Darvin’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (2 awards); Meritorious Service Award (2 awards); Army Commendation Medal (3 awards); Army Achievement Medal (4 awards); National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal (6 awards); Recruiter Badge; and the Combat Action Badge. 
His military education includes the Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, and the First Sergeants Course. He earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Wentworth Military Academy. Darvin and his wife Chandra have one son. Due to frequent transfers from one base to another, it has been very hard to take an active part in their community.