Command Sergeant Major,
CSM Kalani Kalili
Command Sergeant Major Kalani Kalili was born in Landstuhl, Germany and calls Augusta, Georgia her home of record. The self-proclaimed “Army brat “enlisted the U.S. Army in 1995 as a combat medic and attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and advanced Individual training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Command Sgt. Maj. Kalili’s duties and assignments have included Medical 47th
Forward Support Battalion, Baumholder, Germany; Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Ga.; 525th Military Police Battalion, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; 82d Replacement Detachment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division, and 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.; William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas; 25th
Infantry Division, Scholfield Barracks, Hawaii. Prior to her Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center assignment, she served as the Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. of U.S. Army Garrison- Okinawa; first female Command Sgt. Maj. appointed.
She has deployed to Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. She is a graduate of all Army Noncommissioned Officer Education System schools, Equal Opportunity Leader, Unit Prevention Leader, Small Group Instructor, Master Resilient Trainer, Airborne School, SHARP Course, USUHS Executive Skills, Brigade Combat Casualty Course, Executive Jungle Operation Training Course, Garrison Pre-Command Course, Battalion Pre-Command / Command Sergeants Major Course, and Command Sergeants Major Development Program. She is a graduate of the U. S. Sergeants Major Academy, Class 69.
Command Sgt. Maj. Kalili received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Trident University International and a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Distinguish Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), the Parachutist Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold) and Chilean Jump Wings. She is also a recipient of the Honorable Order of Military Medical Merit, Honorary Member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and Inductee of the Order of the Bushido.