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Command Sergeant Major Kinder is a native of Oneonta, Alabama.   He entered military service in the Alabama Army National Guard 24 September 1975 and after completing high school reported for Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training on 4 June 1976 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.


Since completing Basic and Advanced Individual Training, he has served in a variety of assignments and positions culminating in his present assignment.

His past assignments and positions include:  Clerk, Det. 1, 123rd Supply and Services Company; Card Punch Operator, Det. 1, 123rd Supply and Service Company; Material Control and Accounting Specialist, 123rd Supply and Services Company; Supply Sergeant, 123rd Supply and Services Company; Detachment Sergeant, 1200th Quartermaster Battalion; Battalion NBC NCO, 1200th Quartermaster Battalion; Battalion Communications NCO, 1200th Quartermaster Battalion; Chemical Operations NCO, 167th Theater Sustainment Command; Senior Material Control Supervisor, 226th Area Support Group; Security Plans and Operations Sergeant Major, 226th Area Support Group; Senior Logistics Services Supervisor, 226th Area Support Group; Senior Logistics Operations Sergeant Major, 135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).  CSM Kinder's most recent assignment was as Command Sergeant Major, Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, United States Forces Afghanistan.


CSM Kinder is currently still assigned to the 135th ESC on an AGR tour, where he continues to lead as the senior enlisted soldier. CSM Kinder currently still lives in Oneonta with his wife Janet, and together they have 4 adult children.





Command Sergeant Major Kinder has served in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Calm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom


Civilian and Military Education 


Associate of Arts Degree from Faulkner University


Primary Leadership Development Course


Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course


Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course


Support Operations Course


United States Army Sergeants' Major Course.



Awards and Decorations 


Bronze Star Medal

Defense Meritorious Service Medal


Meritorious Service Medal 2


Army Commendation Medal 10


Army Achievement Medal 3


Army Good Conduct Medal 8


Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal 8


National Defense Service Medal 2


Southwest Asia Service Medal (3BSS)


Afghan Campaign Medal (1 BSS)


Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 BSS)


Global War on Terrorism Service Medal


Humanitarian Service Medal


Armed Forces Reserve Medal (XXX, M and Numeral 3 Devices)


Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4)


Army Service Ribbon


Army Overseas Service Ribbon 3


Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (Numeral 2)


NATO Medal (Non-Article 5) (ISAF)


Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Saudi Arabia


Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait


Operation Desert Storm Service Medal Alabama (1 BSS)


Faithful Service Medal of Alabama 5


Veterans Service Medal of Alabama 3


National Emergency Service Medal of Alabama (911-CLASP)


Special Service Medal of Alabama


Alabama Recruiting Ribbon


Active Duty Basic Training Ribbon


Meritorious Unit Citation 2


Navy Unit Citation

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