V Corps announces new command sergeant major

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
February 9, 2011

HEIDELBERG, Germany --

Brig. Gen. Allen Batschelet, V Corps deputy commanding general, announced Feb. 9 that he has selected Command Sgt. Maj. William M. Johnson to serve as the 14th V Corps command sergeant major.

"I am pleased to announce that Command Sgt. Major Johnson will serve as a highly valued member of the V Corps team, the senior enlisted advisor," said Brig. Gen. Allen Batschelet, V Corps deputy commanding general. "Command Sgt. Major Johnson is an outstanding senior noncommissioned officer who represents everything a Soldier should aspire to be.  He's a warrior, leader, and mentor - and I know that I can depend on him to set the standard that all Soldiers should strive to attain."

Johnson, who has served as the the division command sergeant major for 1st Armored Division in Wiesbaden since 2005, assumes the position of the V Corps command sergeant major in June.  Johnson joined the U.S. Army in 1986 as an infantryman. Throughout his career, he has served in virtually every leadership position in the infantry. While assigned to 1 AD, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 10-11 and Operation New Dawn. His previous assignments include 101st Airborne, Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Fort Hood, Texas.

Johnson’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and the Combat Infantry Badge.

“I feel honored that I was selected to continue to serve our Soldiers and their families here in Germany,” Johnson said. “I'm looking forward to the many challenges that come with the V Corps command sergeant major position.”