Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Mark D. Bivins

Command Sergeant Major of Madigan Army Medical Center

Command Sergeant Major Mark D. Bivins assumed responsibilities as the Madigan Army Medical Center Command Sergeant Major on April 7, 2017. His previous assignment was the Command Sergeant Major of Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, La.

He enlisted in the Kentucky Army National Guard in 1989, attended basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. and advanced individual training for operating room technicians (68D) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He entered active duty in 1992.

Command Sergeant Major Bivins’ assignments include: Operating Room Specialist, 475th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (Kentucky Army National Guard), Frankfort, Ky.; Operating Room Noncommissioned Officer, 86th Evacuation Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky.; Operating Room Noncommissioned Officer-in-Charge, 274th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; U.S. Army Recruiter, Battle Creek, Mich.; OR/CMS Instructor, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Training Center, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Platoon Sergeant, 28th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bragg, N.C.; First Sergeant, 28th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Operations Noncommissioned Officer-in-Charge, Surgeon Cell, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Division Surgeon Sergeant Major, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Sergeant Major, Surgeon Directorate, Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

His education includes Air Assault School, Primary Leadership Development Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Army Recruiter School, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Basic Instructor Training Course, Sergeant Major Force Management Course and the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Non-Resident Class 36. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University, Ala., graduating magna cum laude.

Command Sergeant Major Bivins’ deployments include; Mogadishu, Somalia; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Mosul, Iraq; Bagram, Afghanistan; and Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Command Sergeant Major Bivins' awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (first oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (third oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (third oak leaf cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (third oak leaf cluster), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Expert Field Medical Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.

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