Command Sergeant Major Thomas C. Kenny was born in Quantico, Virginia. He graduated from Oxon Hill High School in 1991 and entered the United States Army on 27 June 1991. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he earned the Military Occupation Skill of 19D Cavalry Scout.
CSM Kenny’s assignments include Bradley Driver and Gunner 2nd Battalion 69th Armor 3rd Infantry Division Fort Benning, Georgia; Senior Scout 1st Battalion 63rd Armor 1st Infantry Division Vilseck, Germany; Drill Sergeant 5th Squadron 15th Cavalry 1st Armor Training Brigade Fort Knox, Kentucky; Scout Platoon Sergeant 3rd Battalion 15th Infantry and First Sergeant 5th Squadron 7th Cavalry 3rd Infantry Division Fort Stewart, Georgia; Senior Military Science Instructor New Mexico Military Institute United States Army Cadet Command Roswell, New Mexico; interim CSM for 1st Brigade 1st Infantry Division Fort Riley, Kansas; CSM for 4th Squadron 4th Cavalry 1st Infantry Division Fort Riley, Kansas; CSM for Area Support Group Kuwait (ASG-KU) Third Army, U.S. Army Central (USARCENT); CSM for 189th Infantry Brigade First Army Division West, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; currently the CSM for the United States Corps of Cadets West Point, New York. He has deployed to Saudi Arabia/Kuwait (Operation Vigilant Warrior), Bosnia (Operation Joint Guard), Kosovo (Operation Joint Guardian) and Iraq twice (Operation Iraq Freedom III- Sadr City, Baghdad & OIF V-Ramadi\Fallujah\Baghdad). CSM Kenny has served in every enlisted position from PVT to CSM.
CSM Kenny’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Kosovo Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Bronze Service Stars), Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), United Nations Medal, NATO Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Action Badge, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Drivers Badge (Wheeled), and the Gold German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge. He is a recipient of the Draper Armor Leadership Award, the Order of Saint Maurice, and the Bronze Medallion of the Order of Saint George.
His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, First Sergeant Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 61), Sergeants Major Force Management Course, Nominative Leader Course, Brigade and Battalion Pre-Command Course, Garrison Pre-Command Course, Drill Sergeant School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Scout Platoon Leaders Course, Belgian Commando Course, NATO Sharpshooter Course, Combatives Level 1, and the Instructor Training Course. His civilian education includes an Associate Degree from Central Texas College, Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior College and currently working towards his Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management from Webster University.