CSM Angela U. Rawlings enlisted in the Army in the Delay Entry Program from Bronx, New York. She started Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, on 22 September 1987.

After successfully completing Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training, she was assigned to the 123rd Signal Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Germany, as a TAMMS/PLL Clerk. She then served as the supply clerk to the HHC 7th Transportation Group, Ft. Eustis, Virginia, where she deployed to Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope and to Haiti in support of Operation Uphold Democracy. She was then assigned to 10th Area Support Group, Japan, as the Supply Sergeant. Her joint assignment was with the Supreme Allied Command (NATO), Norfolk, Virginia, as the Regional Logistic Coordinator and Senior Enlisted Advisor for Army personnel. She then assumed position as the Battalion S-4 NCOIC for the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Stanley, Korea. She was then assigned to the 1 Battalion-351st Regiment, 166th Aviation Brigade, Ft. Stewart Georgia as an Observer-Coach/Trainer and Supply Sergeant. After completing the United States Sergeants Major Academy, she served as the Support Operation (SPO) Sergeant Major for the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Ft. Riley, Kansas, where she deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She then was assigned to HQ U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, where she served as the Assistant Inspector General. Her most recent assignment was the Command Sergeant Major of Muleskinner Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

CSM Rawlings military Education includes the Pre-Command Sergeants Major Course; the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course; Senior Leaders Course; Advance Leaders Course; Warrior Leaders Course; Combat Life Savers Course; Management Systems Acquisition Program; Equal Opportunity Leaders Course; Standard Property Book System Course; Lean Six Sigma -- Green Belt Course; Support Operation Course; Operating Contracting Course; and Inspector General Course.

She earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Human Services from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota; a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University, Troy, Alabama; and a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Saint. Leo University, St. Leo, Florida.

Her military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters; the Army Achievement Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster; the Good Conduct Medal (Eight Award); National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; NCO Development Ribbon (w/ Numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Ribbon (Fifth Award); and the Superior Unit Award.