Command Sergeant Major Robert C. Allred, Soldier Recovery Unit - Hawaii
CSM Robert C. Allred enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in April of 1991. He attended Basic Combat Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, and graduated as a Combat Engineer from the U.S. Army Engineer School. He completed the 37F, Psychological Operations Specialist Reclassification Course in 1999. In addition to four overseas deployments, he has supported numerous Joint Readiness Training exercises, a National Training Center rotation, and numerous operations and exercises throughout the United States, Panama, Australia, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
CSM Allred is currently Command Sergeant Major of the Soldier Recovery Unit, Schofield Barracks, HI. Previous leadership assignments include: Brigade Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Medical Training Brigade, Medical Readiness & Training Command, Fort Douglas, UT; Battalion CSM, 12th Psychological Operations Battalion (TAC), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA; Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, 1st Operations Brigade, 91st Training Division, Scottsdale, AZ; First Sergeant, 353rd Tactical PSYOP Company, Las Vegas, NV; First Sergeant, 324th Tactical PSYOP Company, Aurora, CO; NCOIC, Tactical PSYOP Detachment 1280, (OIF) in support of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment & 3rd BDE/1st Cavalry Division, Mosul, Iraq; NCOIC, Tactical PSYOP Detachments 1470 & 1480, (OEF) in support of 278th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division & 3rd BCT – 101st Airborne DIV (AASLT), Eastern Diyahla and Tikrit, Iraq; NCOIC, Tactical PSYOP Detachment 1470, (OEF) supporting 1st BDE 4th Infantry Division and 2nd BDE 1st Infantry Division, Tikrit, Iraq; Tactical PSYOP Team Chief, supporting the 151st Infantry Regiment, the Russian Parachute Infantry Regiment, and the Nordic Polish Contingent, Brcko, Bosnia e Herzegovina; Assault and Demolitions Squad Leader, 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 321st Engineer BN, Ogden, UT.
CSM Allred’s military education includes: U.S. Army Basic Combat Training, U.S. Army Engineer School (12B), U.S. Army Airborne School, Combat Lifesaver Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Psychological Operations Specialist Course (37F), Air Assault School, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (Common Core and PSYOP specific), Air Movement Officer Course, Middle East Orientation Course, PSYOP Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Pathfinder Course, Chinese Mandarin Basic Course at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, First Sergeant Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Sergeants Major Course, Observer-Coach-Trainer Course, as well as numerous additional courses and schools. He also earned three Master’s Certificates: Security, Stability, and Development in Complex Operations (SSDCO), Civil Military Operations and the Rule of Law (ROL), and Human Behavior Dynamics (HBD) from the Naval Postgraduate School, Presidio of Monterey.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, national Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Superior Unit Award, the Parachutist, Air Assault, Pathfinder, and Combat Action Badges. He was also awarded the Danish Contingent March Medal.
CSM Allred obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese from the University of Utah in 2012. He is married to Sergeant Major (R) PeiMin Tseng of the ROC Army Psychological Warfare Group. He is the father of a daughter 20 and son 17. He served as a delegate of the Utah Caucus and is a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, PSYOP Regimental Association, PSYOP Veterans Association, and Long Range Shooters of Utah.