Command Sergeant Major
Sheila E. Royal
Command Sergeant Major Sheila E. Royal entered the United States Army in 1987 and attended basic and advance individual training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She obtained the military occupational specialty of Administrative Specialist and served her first duty station in 2/2d Aviation Battalion in 2d Infantry Division (Light) on Camps Casey and Stanley, Korea. Her next assignment sent her to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where she served in the 44th Medical Brigade to include deployments to Desert Shield and Storm. CSM Royal's next assignment relocated her to Alaska to include both 6th Infantry Division (Light) and U.S. Army Alaska at Forts Wainwright and Richardson, Alaska. She became nominated as an Army Recruiter in Nashville Recruiting Battalion with duty in Cleveland, Tennessee. SGM Royal's next assignment was at First U.S. Army located at Fort Gillem, Georgia. She was nominated again for special duty as Equal Opportunity Advisor with V Corps Artillery in Schwetzingen, Germany, in which she remained with the Artillery as their G1 NCOIC and Special Technical Operations Planner serving two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sergeant Major Royal served as First Sergeant in Special Activities Company and Deputy, Military Personnel Division at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Her next assignment assigned her with the Army Human Resources Command under the Adjutant General Directorate as the first division's Sergeant Major for Soldier Programs and Services Division. Sergeant Major Royal’s next assignment as the G1 SGM for 7th Signal Command (Theater) included support as NETCOM G1 SGM followed by duties with Fort Gordon’s Installation Command as an Operation SGM. Her third nominative assignment as the Inspector General Sergeant Major at Fort Shafter, Hawaii supported the United States Army Pacific.
CSM Royal awards consist of the following: Bronze Star Medal (1st OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (6th OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (9th Award), Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2d Award), Southwest Asian Service Medal (3d BSS), Iraq Campaign Medal (3d BSS), Global War on Terror Service Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 4), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait), Recruiter Badge, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (2d OLC) and the Army Superior Unit Award.
CSM Royal's military education consists of Warrior Leaders Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course (Commandant List), Army Recruiting Course, Defense Equal Opportunity Course (Commandant List), Manpower and Force Management Course, Brigade S1 Course, HR Operational Course (Honor Graduate), SHARP Course, Battalion Pre-Command Course and Battalion Pre-Command Course for Command Sergeant Major Course, and Garrison Leadership Course. CSM Royal earned honors such as COSCOM Soldier of the Quarter, 6th Infantry Division (Light) Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter, USAREC Gold Recruiting Competition, USAREUR Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year, DEOMI Topical Research Team Selectee, and Congressional Caucus Army Leader for Women in the Military. She earned her Associate Degree in Criminal Law from Central Texas College and Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with concentration in Human Resources from Strayer University. CSM Royal has a son Ryan, daughter Manhatten, and granddaughter, Saidah.