CSM Sheila D. Adams
McDonald Army Health Center
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Sheila D. Adams, a native of Greenwood, Mississippi, graduated from Greenwood High School with honors on 18 May 1984 and received a partial scholarship to Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. After a year of college she enlisted into the United States Army Reserves, with an assignment to the 354th Medical Detachment in Jackson, Mississippi. She reported to Fort Dix, New Jersey in July 1985 for Basic Training, with a follow on assignment to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, for Advanced Individual Training in the Military Occupational Specialty of 92B (now 68K) Medical Laboratory Specialist. In July 1986, she enlisted in the active Army.
CSM Adams’ previous assignments include Senior Enlisted Advisor, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland; Sergeant Major, Troop Command, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas; NCOIC, Department of Pathology, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas; First Sergeant, A Company, 115th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Senior Medical Laboratory NCO, USAMEDDAC, Fort Stewart Georgia; Battalion S3, STB, Fort Sam Houston Texas; First Sergeant, 440th Blood Support Detachment, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Platoon Sergeant, B Company 147th MEDLOG Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Drill Sergeant, C Company 232nd Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Hematology Section NCOIC, Fort Meade, Maryland; Chemistry Section NCOIC, 121st General Hospital, Korea; NCOIC, Military Nutrition Division, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, Massachusetts; Assistant Platoon Sergeant, 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Wiesbaden, Germany; Medical Lab NCO, 12th Evacuation Hospital, Wiesbaden, Germany; Medical Lab NCO, 32nd Combat Support Hospital, Wiesbaden, Germany and USA MEDDAC, Fort Irwin, California.
CSM Adams’ military education includes the Sergeants’ Major Course, First Sergeant Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course (Commandant’s List), Drill Sergeant School, Advanced Medical Laboratory School (BNCOC), Primary Leadership Development Course, Air Assault School, Master Fitness Trainers Course, and the Equal Opportunity Representative Course.
CSM Adams’ civilian education includes an Associate and Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from Columbia College of Missouri and a Masters of Business Administration in Organizational Leadership with Northcentral University. She is also a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
CSM Adams’ awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (Third Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (Sixth Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (Fifth Oak Leaf Cluster), Overseas Service Medal with the Numeral 2, Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medals with one bronze service star, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon with the Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, the Driver and Mechanic Badge, Humanitarian Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Armed Forces Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, United Nations Medal, and the Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal and the Army Superior Unit Award (First Oak Leaf Cluster).