CSM Stephen Travers Biography

Command Sergeant Major Stephen J. Travers entered the U.S. Army on 25 February 1986 as an Infantryman. He completed Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT at Fort Benning, Georgia in May of the same year).

CSM Travers’ previous assignments include: A Company, 1st of the 187th Infantry (later reflagged as 5th of the 87th), Fort Clayton, Panama; C Company, and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st of the 22nd Infantry, Fort Drum, NY; Syracuse Recruiting Battalion, with duty in Rome, NY; C Company, 1st of the 87th Infantry, Fort Drum, NY; Office of the Inspector General, Fort Drum, NY; C Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st of the 87th Infantry, Fort Drum, NY; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd of the 22nd Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, NY; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd of the 22nd Infantry, Fort Drum, NY; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI); 10th Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Drum, NY; 1st of the 87th Infantry, Fort Drum, NY; Task Force CSM trainer on the Tarantula Team, Operations Group, NTC, Fort Irwin, CA; the 20th Regimental Command Sergeant Major of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, CA; and he most recently served as the Command Sergeant Major of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin.

Throughout CSM Travers’ career he served in numerous challenging and rewarding positions, including: Machine Gunner, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Recruiter, Platoon Sergeant, Assistant Inspector General, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major, and Command Sergeant Major.

CSM Travers has completed all levels of the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Education System, and is a graduate of Class 56 of the Sergeant Major Course. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit , Bronze Star Medal (2olc), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3olc), Army Commendation Medal (2olc), Army Achievement Medal (6olc), Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal (1bss), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1bss), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3cs), Iraqi Campaign Medal (1cs), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (1bss), United Nations Medal (Somalia), NATO Medal (1bss), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1olc), Meritorious Unit Citation (3olc), Combat Infantryman Badge (2nd award), Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Gold Recruiter Badge (3s/s), German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, numerous service ribbons, and he is a proud member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, the Order of Saint Maurice (Primicerius), and the Order of Saint George.

Command Sergeant Major, ARCIC