Command Sergeant Major Joe N. Campbell Sr. was born in Ohio. He moved to College Park, GA where he graduated from Lakeshore High School, College Park, GA. Upon completion of High School, he decided to embark on a military career by enlisting in the Army.
CSM Campbell’s assignments consisted of Basic Recruit Training, Fort Jackson, SC Advanced Individual Training (31K), and Fort Gordon, GA. His permanent duty stations were being assigned to 2/34th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK, 1/17th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK, 1/228th AVN, Fort Clayton Panama (Operation Just Cause, 5th Signal Battalion, Fort Polk, LA, 134th Signal (2nd AD), Fort Hood, TX Command Sergeant Major Campbell joined the United States Army Recruiting Command in 1995 as a detailed recruiter with the Margate Recruiting Station, Miami Recruiting Battalion. He was later assigned to the Pompano Beach Recruiting Station. In 1998, CSM Campbell was assigned to the Atlanta Recruiting Battalion with duty in the College Park Recruiting Station as a Field Recruiter. He was then assigned to Midtown Recruiting Station as the Station Commander where he later moved to the Battalion Staff as an Operations NCO and MEPS Guidance Counselor. In 2002, CSM Campbell accepted the challenge in assuming duties as the First Sergeant of the Atlanta Recruiting Company. Upon selection to Master Sergeant Sep 2003, he proceeded to West Memphis Recruiting Company, Jackson Recruiting Battalion as the First Sergeant. In 2005, CSM Campbell transitioned to the first ever First Sergeant position with 2nd Recruiting Brigade’s Mobile Career Counseling Detachment (MCCD).
Upon appointment to Command Sergeant, CSM Campbell proceeded to serve within the Medical Recruiting Brigade, 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion from April 2008 to July 2010.
CSM Campbell has successfully completed all Army NCOES courses, PLDC, Fort Sherwin Panama, BNCOC Fort Sill , OK, ANCOC, Fort Jackson, Station Commander Course, Fort Jackson, SC, Guidance Counselor Course, First Sergeant Course, Fort Jackson, SC, Command Sergeants Major Academy (Navy Senior Enlisted Academy), Newport Rhode Island.
CSM Campbell’s educational accomplishments includes: Bachelors of Science Degree, Communications, and a Masters Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Administrative Leadership.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Gold Recruiter Badge, Recruiter Ring, and the Glen E. Morrell Medallion.
CSM Campbell has two sons, Carlton and Joe Jr.