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Command Sgt. Maj. Julie A. Small

Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the Alaska National Guard

Command Sergeant Major Julie A. Small is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the Alaska National Guard, headquartered on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. She represents the highest level of enlisted leadership and oversees the combat readiness, effective utilization, professional growth, health and welfare for over 4,100 throughout the state, and federal missions worldwide. She serves as a special staff advisor and critical link between the Adjutant General and all matters affecting the enlisted force and their families.

Command Sgt. Maj. Small was born in Salinas, California and raised in Alaska where she enlisted in the Alaska Army National Guard in March 1995. She completed Army Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Clerk Typist Advanced Individual Training as well as Personnel Service Sergeant Course at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She resides in Wasilla, Alaska with her husband Senior Master Sgt. Tyson Small, Alaska Air National Guard. Together, they have three children, four grand-daughters, and one grand-son.

EDUCATION
Primary Leadership Development Course
Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course
Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course
Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II
Sergeants Major Academy
Battalion Pre-Command Course
Command Sergeants Major Development Program
Distributed Leader Course VI

ASSIGNMENTS
1. 297th Regional Support Group, JBER, Alaska
2. 207th Multi-Functional Training Regiment, JBER, Alaska
3. Joint Force Headquarters, Alaska National Guard, JBER, Alaska 
4. 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, JBER, Alaska 
5. 38th Troop Command, JBER, Alaska 
6. 297th Support Battalion, JBER, Alaska 
7. 207th Infantry Group (Scout), JBER, Alaska
8. 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Camp Buehring, Kuwait

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS 
Group Command Sergeant Major, 297th Regional Support Group
Commandant and Command Sergeant Major, 207th Multi-Functional Training Regiment
Personnel Sergeant Major, Joint Staff
First Sergeant, Joint Force Headquarters
Enlisted Personnel Manager, Joint Force Headquarters
Human Resources Office Active Guard Reserve Section Noncommissioned Officer in charge
Readiness Noncommissioned Officer, Joint Force Headquarters
Aviation Platoon Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment
Door Gunner, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade
Rear Detachment Noncommissioned Officer, 297th Support Battalion (Forward)

FEDERAL AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Good Conduct Medals (8)
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ silver hour glass, mobilization device and numeral 2 
Noncommissioned officer Professional Development Ribbon (5)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (2)
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
Meritorious Unit Commendation
German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (gold)
German Marksmanship Badge (gold)

STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Alaska Meritorious Service Medal
Alaska Commendation Medal
Alaska State Service Medal w/ silver hour glass
Alaska Community Service Medal w/ bronze star
Alaska Domestic Emergency Ribbon
Alaska State Partnership Program Service Ribbon

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2012-2013 State of Alaska Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year