101st Airborne Division to farewell top senior enlisted leader
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (WTVQ) – The top senior enlisted leader of the 101st Airborne Division, Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, will relinquish responsibility of the world’s only air assault division in a ceremony here, March 20 at 10 a.m.
Sims held the position as the division’s senior enlisted leader since April 2017. He will move on to become the senior enlisted leader for First Army, at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.
During Sims tenure as “Eagle 7,” the 101st Abn. Div. deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Most recently, Sims and the division’s headquarters returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, where they served at the fore of the conditions-based U.S. South Asia Strategy and the NATO-led, 41-nation Resolute Support mission. In addition to overseeing the train, advise and assist mission and supporting the Afghan National Defense Security Forces, the “Screaming Eagles” synchronized U.S. counterterrorism operations, keeping America safe and setting the conditions for a political and peaceful settlement to the Afghanistan conflict.
Sims’ replacement has not yet been identified. His interim replacement will be Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Osborne, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell.