CSM Anthony Kim Forker Jr. is a native of Lakewood, WA and joined the Army October 2, 1997. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC and completed Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, TX as a 91B (now 68W), Combat Medic and 91X (now 68X), Mental Health Specialist.
His duty positions and assignments include Mental Health Specialist, 121st General Hospital, Yongsan, Korea; NCOIC of Outpatient Mental Health Services, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, GA; Behavioral Science NCO for Criminal Offenders, United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Instructor Writer, 171st Infantry Brigade, Fort Jackson, SC; NCOIC for the Office of the Command Psychologist, US Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, KY; Operations NCO, 30th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Heidelberg, Germany; First Sergeant, HHC, 30th Medical Brigade, Sembach, Germany; First Sergeant, HQ&A Company, Special Troops Battalion, Fort Jackson, SC; Operations Sergeant Major, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Fort Shafter, HI; and Command Sergeant Major, Troop Command, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. CSM Forker has one combat tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XIII.
CSM Forker’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (fifth award), Army Commendation Medal (eighth award), Army Achievement Medal (fourth award), German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), and the Combat Action Badge. He is a member of the coveted Sergeant Audie Murphy and Sergeant Morales Clubs, the Order of Military Medical Merit, and a recipient of the CPT John R. Teal Leadership Award.
CSM Forker is a graduate of all NCO Professional Development Schools, including the US Army Sergeants Major Course (Class 67), the Individual, Group, and Advanced Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Provider Courses, NBC Defense Course, and the Total Army Instructor Trainer Course. He holds an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from Pierce College, a Bachelors of Psychology degree from Thomas Edison State College, and a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from Excelsior College.