Command Sergeant Major Timothy A. Guden grew up in Medford, WI and enlisted in the United States Army on July 28, 1987. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Throughout his career he has held numerous leadership positions ranging from team leader to brigade command sergeant major in signal, cavalry, and aviation, intelligence, armor and infantry units.
As a nominative-level Command Sergeant Major, Guden served as the Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA, from August 2012 to March 2014, and the Command Sergeant Major of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, GA, from March 2014 to May 2015. Prior to assuming duties as the Command Sergeant Major of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in August 2016, he served as the Command Sergeant Major of the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S Army Military District of Washington from June 2015 to July 2016.
Command Sergeant Major Guden has served two year-long overseas assignments in both Korea and Panama. His stateside assignments include Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Bliss, TX, Fort Hood, TX, Fort Benning, GA and Fort McNair, D.C.
His combat deployments include four tours in Iraq, one tour in Afghanistan and one tour in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Command Sergeant Major Guden has attended the Battle Staff Course, the First Sergeant Course, and the Drill Sergeant Course along with all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System.
His awards and decorations include the Presidential Unit Citation, the Valorous Unit Award (with two oak leaf clusters), the Meritorious Unit Award (with one oak leaf cluster), the Army Superior Unit Award, both the Combat and Expert Infantryman Badges, and the Ranger Tab.