Command Sergeant Major William A. Rost
Prior to assuming the responsibility as the CSM for USAMEDDAC Fort
Carson, CSM William A. Rost served as the Martin Army Community
Hospital and USAMEDDAC Command Sergeant Major on May 26, 2010.
His previous assignments include U.S. Forces Command Chief
Medical NCO, and the senior medical enlisted advisor to the FORSCOM
Command Surgeon, and FORSCOM Chain of Command. He also served as the
First Cavalry Division Chief Medical NCO. CSM Rost is a native of
North Carolina, and a graduate of Class 54 of the U.S. Army
Sergeants’ Major Academy.
CSM Rost has served in a variety of MTOE positions from Infantry
Line Medic, to Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, and First Sergeant.
He also served as a National Training Center
Observer/Controller, Drill Sergeant, and Chief Medical NCO.
He has served in leadership and staff positions at various
levels, including assignments with the 1st Cavalry
Division, 101st Airborne Division, 86th Combat
Support Hospital, and the 232nd Medical Battalion.
In addition to tours in Alaska and Germany, CSM Rost has been
assigned to Forts Campbell, Hood, Sam Houston, and Irwin.
He has six operational deployments including Operation’s
Uphold Democracy, Iraqi Freedom, Desert Storm, and the Kosovo
CSM Rost is a graduate of numerous military courses to include the
Airborne and Air Assault courses, all levels of NCOES, Infantry and
Combat Medic Advanced Individual Training, and the Northern Warfare
courses at Fort Greely Alaska.
He was selected as the Drill Sergeant of the year for the 232nd
Medical Battalion, NCO of the year for the 101st Airborne
Division, and is a member of both the Audie Murphy Club and the
Sergeant Morales Club.
CSM Rost holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and was inducted
into the order of Saint George for his significant contributions to
the Armor community, and awarded the Order of Military Medical Merit
for his contributions to the Army Medical community.
His decorations include the Combat Medic Badge, Combat Action Badge,
Expert Field Medical Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Drill Sergeant
Badge, and both the Airborne and Air Assault Badge.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with one
oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf
clusters, Army Commendation Medal with eight oak leaf clusters, a
Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and eleven awards of the Army
Achievement Medal, the NATO medal, and numerous campaign and service