By U.S. ArmySeptember 18, 2019
CSM Frank M Graham Jr entered the United States Army on 30 September 1991 as a Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, MOS 63S. He is a native of Gulfport, Mississippi. He completed Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual and Vehicle Recovery Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. CSM Graham's most recent assignment was serving as the 16th Sustainment Brigade Command Sergeant Major, Baumholder Germany.
CSM Graham's assignments include: Battalion CSM for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY; G3 Operations Sergeants Major, 593d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-Mchord, Washington; Operation Sergeants Major and First Sergeant, Joint Multi-National Training Command, East Camp, Grafenwohr, Germany; First Sergeant 5th Maintenance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, Grafenwohr, Germany; First Sergeant and Senior Maintenance Supervisor, Alpha Company, 440th Signal Company, 22nd Signal Brigade, Darmstadt Germany; Drill Sergeant and Drill Sergeant Leader, Fort Jackson South Carolina; Instructor/Writer 187th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Jackson South Carolina; Platoon Sergeant, Bravo Company 94th EN (Combat Heavy) 130th EN Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck Germany; Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and Track Recover Specialist, SVC BTRY 4/5 Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Heavy Wheeled Mechanic and Vehicle Recover Operator, 1/7th Air Defense Artillery, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern, Germany..
CSM Graham's military schools and education includes the Air Assault Course, United States Army Drill Sergeant School, First Sergeant Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME 1 & 2) Course, CSM Development Course-Brigade and Battalion Level and the CSM Pre-Command Course, How the Army Runs Course, and the CSM Legal Orientation Course. He has completed all Levels of the NCOPDS and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeant's Major Academy, Class 63. He has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College.
CSM Graham's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (7 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (three Silver Knots), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Southwest Asia Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Afghan Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 7), NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award (2 OLC), Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Action Badge. He is a recipient of the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe and Distinguished Order of Saint Martin. CSM Graham has deployed in support of Operation Southern Comfort, Bosnia (SFOR), Kosovo (KFOR), Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation United Assistance, Liberia.
CSM Graham and his wife Patricia have three children, Nicholas (17), Rachel (15) and Hannah Marie (13).