Sergeant Major Nathan Marshall assumed duties as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan District sergeant major on June 5, 2020. In his appointed role as the sergeant major, he supports the headquarters, to include its five field offices, and is responsible for providing professional development, morale, quality of life, and discipline to military, civilian, and contract employees. He also provides advice and counsel to the district commander and senior staff on all organizational strategic processes and district-wide operations.
Sergeant Major Marshall enlisted in the United States Army in July 2000, completing basic training and advance individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to become a Combat Engineer.
He has served as a driver, sapper, machine gunner, team leader, squad leader, drill sergeant, platoon sergeant, observer coach trainer, first sergeant, and operations sergeant major. His previous units of assignments include 173D Combat Support Company, 173D Airborne Brigade Vicenza, Italy; Alpha Company,4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Alpha Company, 31st Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Alpha Company 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 1/345th Engineer Battalion, Camp Atterbury, Indiana; Headquarters and Alpha Company 3rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Asia-Pacific C-IED Fusion Center, U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Sergeant Major Marshall has also deployed to Kosovo as well as four times to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Sergeant Major Marshall’s military training and civilian education includes Basic Airborne School, Sapper Leader Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Combat Life Saver Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, Air Assault Couse, Drill Sergeant School, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Course (Class 69). He earned an Associate’s of Science in Business from Columbia Southern University and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Excelsior College.
Sergeant Major Marshall’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), NATO Medal (with Bronze Star), and a Meritorious Unit Commendation. He has also been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Hungarian Parachutist Badge, Sapper Tab, and Drill Sergeant Badge.
Sergeant Major Marshall is also a recipient of the Bronze de Fleury Medal.