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Command Sergeant Major Matthew Hopkins

Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major

CSM Hopkins has held a multitude of additional leadership positions throughout his military career including Battalion Command Sergeant Major (507 EN BN), G3 Sergeant Major (JFHQ), G3 Quota Source Manager (JFHQ), HHC AGR Readiness NCO (1-125 IN BN), Battalion Training NCO (1-125 IN BN), Platoon Sergeant (B/1-125 IN BN), Squad Leader, (D/125 IN BN) Team Leader (D/125 IN BN), Rifleman (D/125 IN BN), Senior Anti-Tank Gustaf Gunner (B/1-75 Ranger Regiment), and Anti-Tank Assistant Gunner (B/1-75 Ranger Regiment).

CSM Hopkins has deployments to Gerald R. Ford Airport, Grand Rapids, MI in support of the nation’s response to the September 11, 2001 attack, Iraq (2008) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Afghanistan (2012) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

He is a graduate of Thornapple Kellogg High School, Middleville, Michigan. CSM Hopkins’ military education consists of the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, F3EAD Targeting Course, Protective Security Detail Course, CREW Specialist Course, Winter Warfare Course, JAVELIN Course, 75th Ranger Regiment Demolitions Course, 75th Ranger Regiment Range Indoctrination Process, Airborne School.

CSM Hopkins’ awards include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (Fourth Award), Army Achievement Medal (13th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (Eighth Award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (Second Award), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star (Second Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Second Award), Multi-National Force Observer Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Fifth Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Third Award), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Driver Badge, Mechanic Badge-Wheeled.

CSM Hopkins is married to his wife of 25 years, Teresa Hopkins. They have three children, two daughters, Kirsten Wouda (27), McKayla Hopkins (25), and a son Bailey Hopkins (23).