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CSM Derek Noyes

Command Sergeant Major, First Infantry Division

Command Sergeant Major Derek Noyes, a native of Amarillo, Texas, enlisted in the Army in July 1996 and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky as an Armor Crewman. CSM Noyes has held every leadership position in the armor and cavalry community from Tank Gunner to Division Command Sergeant Major. 

His previous assignments include 1st Battalion, 32nd Armor, Fort Lewis, Washington; 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, Camp Garry Owen, Korea; 1st Battalion, 33rd Armor, Fort Lewis, Washington; 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, Budingen, Germany; Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 1st Squadron, 16th Cavalry, Fort Knox, Kentucky; 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry and 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, Fort Carson, Colorado; Scorpion Team, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California; Headquarters Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany; Operations SGM for the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade; Command Sergeant Major for the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia, Command Sergeant Major for the 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Moore, Georgia and Command Sergeant Major of the First Infantry Division. In addition, CSM Noyes has completed two deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom, one deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom, and one deployment to Operation Spartan Shield.

CSM Noyes has completed all levels of non-commissioned officer education from the Primary Leadership Development Course to the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 68. He is also a graduate of the Army Recruiter Course, M1A1 Master Gunner Course and Battle Staff Course. CSM Noyes holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in human resources from Columbia Southern University.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (9th award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (4 bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 5), the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 7). CSM Noyes has also received the Order of Saint George (Silver) and the Order of Saint Maurice (Legionnaire).