Command Sergeant Major Stephen M. Badley entered the Army on 4 April 1988. He completed Basic Training at Ft Dix, NJ and advanced training at Ft Gordon, GA where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty of 36L, Switchboard Operator and Maintainer. Upon completing Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and Airborne School he was assigned to 35th Signal Brigade, Ft Bragg, NC. While assigned to Ft. Bragg, he deployed to Iraq in support of Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Upon completion of his first term he reclassified to Pharmacy technician where he served at Ft Lewis and Ft Polk before volunteering for recruiting duty.
He took over as Command Sergeant Major of the 5th Recruiting Brigade in March 2015, coming from the Oklahoma City Recruiting Battalion.
CSM Badley’s assignments include: Team Leader and Squad Leader, Bravo Company, 426th Signal BN (Ft. Bragg, NC); NCOIC Outpatient Pharmacy and Pharmacy Supply (Ft Lewis, WA); NCOIC, Pharmacy Services (Ft Polk, La); Recruiter, Oklahoma City Recruiting Battalion; Station Commander, Oklahoma City Recruiting Battalion; Master Trainer, Oklahoma City Recruiting Battalion; Texarkana Company First Sergeant, Oklahoma City Recruiting Battalion; Senior Master Trainer, Portland Recruiting Battalion, Vancouver Company First Sergeant, Portland Recruiting Battalion, Tulsa Company First Sergeant, Oklahoma City Recruiting Battalion, Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, 5th Recruiting Brigade.
CSM Badley is a graduate of all Army NCOES courses through Command Sergeants Major Course. He also graduated the Basic Recruiter Course, Army Recruiting Station Commander Course, Master Trainer Course, Army Recruiting First Sergeant Course and the Army Recruiting CSM Course. CSM Badley also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University in Orange, Alabama.
CSM Badley’s awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (with 9 oak leaf clusters); Army Achievement Medal (with 5 oak leaf clusters); Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Superior Unit Award (with 2 oak leaf clusters); Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award); National Defense Service Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal(with campaign stars); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait); Army Recruiter Gold Badge; Expert Field Medical Badge; Parachute Badge; Drivers’ Badge. CSM Badley is also a member of the distinguished Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
CSM Badley is married to Michelle and they have 3 kids. Meagan, Madison and Jaxson and they also have 1 grandbaby.