SURVICE Heroes:  Rodney Rhoades

Service Then

Rodney retired from the Army after serving 32 years and 11 months. His last assignment was at the Pentagon, where he served as the senior enlisted advisor to the U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and directly supported the Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations, Energy and Environment.
Rodney served as Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command based in Kaiserslautern, Germany; CSM for the U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Joint Base, San Antonio, Texas; and CSM of U.S. Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and U.S. Army Garrison, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.

One of his most memorable assignments was serving as the CSM for the 115th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Texas, where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from October 2006 to February 2008.

Prior to his promotion to CSM, his assignments included First Sergeant, 89th Transportation Company (Medium Truck); CSM, 7th Transportation Group; First Sergeant, 558th Direct and General Marine Maintenance Company, 567th and 169th Transportation Companies; and Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Eustis, Virginia. He served with the 143rd Transportation Command in Orlando, Florida, and Camp Doha, Kuwait. His tenure with the 24th Transportation Battalion included duty in Saudi Arabia and Mombasa, Kenya, as well as Fort Eustis. He served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Saudi Arabia; Restore Hope, Somalia; Desert Thunder, Kuwait; and Support Hope, Kenya. His first assignment was as an infantryman with the 1st Battalion of the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Rodney graduated from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, in 2005 (Class 55). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in liberal arts from Excelsior College, Albany, New York. He is also a certified executive coach and graduate of the George Mason University, Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being Coach Training Program.

SURVICE Now

In his Senior Business Development (BD) Associate role with SURVICE, Rodney supports the full spectrum of the BD life cycle, from opportunity prospecting/qualification to capture to proposal and event marketing support. Given his 32 years of service, Rodney’s primary focus is on U.S. Army BD.

Paying Respect to our WWI Brothers at the Somme American Cemetery, France.
Tenure at SURVICE
9 months 2 weeks
SURVICE Title
Senior Business Development Associate
Operations/Locations
Military Branch
U.S. Army
Military Title
Command Sergeant Major, CSM