Command Sergeant Major Thomas E. Wood Jr.
Command Sergeant Major Thomas E. Wood Jr. assumed the position of State Command Sergeant Major, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, October 1, 1993. In this position he serves as the chief enlisted advisor to the adjutant general of Pennsylvania on all enlisted personnel, training and readiness issues.
CSM Wood was born November 24, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is a 1961 graduate of St. Vincent Prep School in Latrobe, Pa. He pursued undergraduate studies at Delaware Community College and California University of Pennsylvania.
CSM Wood began his military career in 1964 when he joined the 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry, Pennsylvania Army National Guard; and has served in various positions including mortar gunner, artillery surveyor, supply sergeant, infantry squad leader and platoon sergeant, combat engineer platoon sergeant and first sergeant, deputy commandant, director of instruction of a noncommissioned officer academy and state retention sergeant major for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
His military education includes training as an armored reconnaissance specialist and Basic NCO leader course at Fort Knox, Ky; Engineer Staff NCO course at Fort Belvoir, Va.; and Senior NCO course and First Sergeants course at Pennsylvania National Guard Military Academy, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pa. He is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, and has completed the Administrative Supply Technician and the Retention Sergeants course at National Guard Professional Education Center, Little Rock, Ark.
CSM Wood's military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, NCO Performance Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and numerous state awards.
CSM Wood and his wife Donna reside at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pa.