Command Sergeant Major
Gene E. Canada
Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe
Command Sergeant Major Gene E. Canada assumed duties as the Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe Command Sergeant Major on Jan. 12, 2016.
His previous assignment was the Ordnance Corps and School Personnel Development Office Sergeant Major, Fort Lee, Virginia.
CSM Canada was born at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and raised in Austin. He entered the Army in September 1987, completing basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Advanced Individual Training at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
He has held every leadership position from squad leader to command sergeant major, and completed multiple deployment tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Other assignments include: Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; 20th Ordnance Company, Camp Dahn, Germany; 50th Ordnance Company and ACO 704th Main Support Battalion, 4th ID, Fort Carson Colorado; 1-2nd Aviation Battalion, 2nd ID, Camp Mobile, South Korea; 24th Ordnance Company, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; 593rd Corps Support Group, Fort Lewis Washington; U.S. Army Southern European Task Force and 22nd Area Support Group, Vicenza, Italy; U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois; HHC DISCOM, 4th ID; 664th Ordnance Company, Fort Hood; Military Transition Team 2302, 1st ID, Camp Taji, Iraq; HHC 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood; 4th Sustainment Brigade (Provisional), Fort Hood; USAG Kaiserslautern, Germany; U.S. Army Environmental Command, Fort Sam Houston.
CSM Canada has attended all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers' Education System, including: Equal Opportunity Leaders Course; Support Operation Course; Battle Staff NCO Course; Command Sergeant Major Force Management Course; Command Sergeant Major Pre-Command Course; Garrison Command Sergeant Major Course; Executive Leader Course; the Basic and Advance Military Transition Team Training Course; and the United States Army Sergeant Majors Academy.
CSM Canada holds a degree of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University.
His awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal (2nd oak leaf cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (4th oak leaf cluster); Army Commendation Medal (silver oak leaf cluster); Army Achievement Medal (3rd oak leaf cluster); Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award); National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Star; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Army Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), and German Army Schutzenschnur (Bronze Award) weapons qualification badge.
CSM Canada is a member of the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe.