Command Sergeant Major Anneka M. Ford

CSM Anneka M. Ford

Command Sergeant Major

A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, CSM Anneka Michelle Ford enlisted in the Army in 1995. She attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as a 36B (Financial Management Technician) at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

CSM Ford’s previous assignments include: Charlie Detachment, 15th Finance Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Delta Detachment, 106th Finance Battalion, Ansbach, Germany; Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Indianapolis, Indiana; HHD, 39th Finance Battalion, Hanau, Germany; Alpha Detachment, 39th Finance Battalion, Hanau, Germany; Charlie Detachment, 8th Finance Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Echo Detachment, 208th Financial.

Management Company, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Alpha Company, Training Support Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Bravo Company, 369th Adjutant General Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Intelligence & Sustainment Company, HHBN, Eighth Army, Yongsan, Korea; HHD, 15th Financial Management Support Unit, Fort Hood, Texas; and Signal, Intelligence & Sustainment Company, HHBN, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.

CSM Ford’s deployments include: Kosovo in support of Operation JOINT GUARDIAN; two tours in Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; and Kuwait in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (Spartan Shield).

CSM Ford’s military and civilian education include: Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, First Sergeant Course, Garrison Pre-Command Course, Battalion Pre-Command Course/Command Sergeants Major Course, and Battalion Command Sergeants Major Development Program. CSM Ford is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 65 (Commandant’s List). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

CSM Ford’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6th Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (10th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal (bronze service star), the Iraq Campaign Medal (four bronze service stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5th Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (7th Award), NATO Medal (2nd Award), Combat Action Badge, and German Schuetzenschnur Badge (Bronze). CSM Ford is the recipient of the Finance Corps Major General Nathan Towson Medallion for her selection as the 2005 Finance Corps NCO of the Year.