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Command Sergeant Major, 78th Signal Battalion


CSM Jermaine A. Allen is a native of Perry, GA. He entered the United States Army June 2004 and completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, GA. He was awarded the military occupational specialty (MOS) 25P, Microwave Systems Operator Maintainer.

CSM Allen has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his career, ranging from Team Leader to his most recent position as the Command Sergeant Major for the 78th Signal Battalion at Camp Zama, Japan. Other assignments include: Chief Signal NCO for the 50th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Enhanced at Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant of USASA-K, Camp Arifjan Kuwait; First Sergeant of Alpha Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, Fort Detrick, MD; First Sergeant HHC Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; Operations NCO Communications Electronic Command (CECOM), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; First Sergeant HHD 36th Signal Battalion, Camp Walker, Korea; 119th Field Artillery Battery, Fort Sill, OK; Regimental NCO Academy, Fort Gordon, GA; 293rd Signal Company, Camp Carrol, Korea; Talil Air Base, Iraq; 5th Quartermaster Company, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Basic Space Badge as well as being a recipient of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Award and the Bronze Order of Mercury.

His military and civilian education includes the Basic Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, the First Sergeant’s Course, Graduate of class 70 of the Sergeant Major Academy, Drill Sergeant School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Joint C4 Planners Course, and the Space Cadre Course Phase I & II. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, as well as an Associates in Science from Excelsior College.