Summary: Command Sergeant Major (R) Arnold currently serves as an Emergency Manager for the El Paso City/County Office of Emergency Management. His past military assignments and positions include CBRN NCO Charlie Battery 2-29 Field Artillery, Baumholder, Germany; Opposing Forces (OPFOR) Reconnaissance Team and Squad Leader, 164th Chemical Company, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA; CBRN NCO, Alpha Battery, 1/8th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, HI; CBRN NCO, Foxtrot Battery, 7th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, HI; Senior Drill Sergeant, Delta Company, 82d Chemical Battalion, Fort McClellan, AL; BN CBRN NCO, 27th Engineer Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Platoon Sergeant, 21st Chemical Company (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant, Bravo Company, 82d Forward Support Battalion (Airborne), 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Alpha Company, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX); Operations Sergeant Major, 3d Chemical Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; CSM, 82d Chemical Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; CSM, 1st Battalion, 48th infantry Regiment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, CSM, United States Army Garrison DAEGU, South Korea; 12th Regimental CSM, United States Army CBRN School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and CSM, United States Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox. Command Sergeant Major (R) Arnold has participated in several world-wide deployments including Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Why would a prospective client want you to be their keynote speaker or to support their speaking event? In other words, what are the most compelling aspects of your background/career/experience that we should know about?
I am a leader who takes the time to analyze the audience and research information that is key to gaining and keeping the audience’s attention. I served as a senior enlisted leader in the US Army, but beyond that I have a passion for leadership and inspiring others. I served as the most senior enlisted person in my entire branch and spoke at many high-profile engagements.
What are your primary topics/areas of expertise? Some examples may include: Conflict resolution, International Relations, Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Cybersecurity, as well as specific countries or geographical regions.
The topic I am most passionate about is leadership.
What are some positions you have held in your career that you would like prospective clients to know about?
The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Regimental Command Sergeant Major. I was the senior advisor to the Commandant on all areas affecting enlisted morale, welfare and training. I also served as the 9th Command Sergeant Major for Cadet Command and the first non-combat arms Soldier to ever hold that position. We were responsible for producing 75% of the officers for the entire Army. Additionally, I focused a lot of my efforts on our Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) cadets, which is a citizenship program for high schools across the nation and overseas.