Command Sergeant Major Thomas D. Honkus
Command Sergeant Major Thomas D. Honkus was the Command Sergeant Major, HHC (-) 28 DIV STB Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He was assigned to that position in 26 May 2007. Command Sergeant Major Honkus began his military career with the 1St Battalion, 103d Armor in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He served in various assignments in the 1st Battalion, 103d Armor until he was assigned Command Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, 107th Field Artillery in July, 1987. He was then transferred to the 1St Battalion, 1 03d Armor and served as Command Sergeant Major. He was then transferred to 2d “Iron” Brigade and served as Command Sergeant Major. He was then transferred to HHC 28th InfDiv, and served as personnel service Sergeant Major. Following this, he was assigned to his current position. His Military education includes: First Sergeant Course, Senior Enlisted Training Course, Non-commissioned Officer Course Cadre Training Program, Advance Non-commissioned Officer Course, and Armor Crewman Basic Training.
Command Sergeant Major Honkus’ awards and decorations include:
Meritorious Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster and three bronze oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one Gold Hour Glass device, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral “3,” Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with numeral “2,” Pennsylvania Commendation Medal, Pennsylvania Service Ribbon with numeral “3”, Pennsylvania Twenty Year Service Medal with three silver stars, PA MG Thomas R. White Medal, PA General Thomas 3. Stewart Medal, and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Unit Citation.
Command Sergeant Major Honkus is the chief executive officer of Honkus Construction Company, Inc. providing custom home and commercial construction services. He resides in the community of Westmont Borough, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.