FORT BENNING, GA – Command Sgt. Maj. Steven W. McClaflin will become the top enlisted soldier of U.S. Army Infantry School as Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Walker exits the position Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters.
McClaflin, who will become the 29th USAIC command sergeant major, arrives here from 172nd Stryker Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Grafenwohr, Germany. He enlisted in the Army in 1985 and attended Infantry One Station Unit training here. He also attended Airborne School and Ranger School.
McClaflin's assignments include serving with the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; Operation Enduring Freedom; and three deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal.
Walker has served in every leadership position in the Infantry, predominately in the Ranger Regiment and as a drill sergeant and first sergeant in the 198th Infantry Brigade. He has deployed in support of combat operations in Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq with 2nd and 3rd Ranger Battalions and served as the command sergeant major for the 3rd Ranger Battalion and the Ranger Training Brigade.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
Source: Fort Benning Office Of Public Affairs