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US Army DENCOM announces new Command Sergeant Major: introducing Command Sergeant Major William H. O'Neal III.

Command Sergeant Major William H. O'Neal III assumed duties as Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army Dental Command on March 27, 2012.

As Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of the Dental Command (DENCOM), O'Neal serves as the Commander's personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters, particularly in areas affecting soldier training and quality of life.

He has held various leadership positions including Squad Leader, Emergency Room NCOIC, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant and Command Sergeant Major.

Command Sergeant Major William H. O'Neal III entered the U.S. Army in October 1991 and completed Basic Training at Fort Knox, KY. He completed Medical Specialist Military Occupational Skills Advance Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, TX.

His assignments include: 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) Military District of Washington; Joint Medical Readiness Training Center, Fort Sam Houston; Heidelberg Medical Activity, Heidelberg, Germany; 3-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg N.C.; 307th Brigade Support Battalion 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; Troop Command CSM, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

CSM O'Neal deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom rotation 2 and Operation Enduring Freedom rotations 2 and 6.

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CSM O'Neal's military schools include: All NCO Professional Development Courses, Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Faculty Development Course, Small Group Leader Instructor Course, Medical Management of Chemical Casualties Course, Middle Managers Development Course, Navy Designing Educational Programs Course, Flight Medical Aidman Course, Combat Casualty Care Course, Marine Corps Summer Mountain Leaders Course, Marine Corps Helicopter Rope Suspension Training Course, Rappel Master Course, Rope Master Course, Navy Landing Force Medical Planners Course, and Jumpmaster Course.

He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) and is currently working toward his Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Awards include: Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development with numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, Military Outstanding Service Medal, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, and the Army Superior Unit Award. He earned the Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge (Honor Graduate), Air Assault Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Flight Crew Badge, German Marksmanship Award (Silver), German Proficiency Badge (Gold), German Parachutist Badge, Chilean Parachutist Badge, Marine Corps/Navy Parachutist Insignia, and is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club as well as a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
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Title Annotation:U.S. Army
Publication:The Dental Assistant
Date:May 1, 2012
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