3rd Battlefield Coordination Detachment

Detachment Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Ralph O. Chisolm III

Sergeant Major Chisolm is a native of Red Oak, Texas and graduated from Red Oak High School in 1991. He enlisted in the United States Army on 6 June 1991 as a 13P, Lance/Multiple Launch Rocket System Fire Direction Specialist and attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Ok.

SGM Chisolm has served in numerous leadership positions to include the following: Platoon Fire Direction Chief, Battery Fire Direction, Battalion Fire Direction Chief, Brigade Fire Control NCO, Observer Controller/Trainer, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Operations Sergeant Major.

SGM Chisolm recently served as the Fires Center of Excellence G3/5/7 SGM, Fort Sill from Sep 2018 to Oct 2019 and as the 75th Field Artillery Brigade Operations SGM and CSM forward from Aug 2017 to Sep 2018.

Additional assignments include: First Sergeant, Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 8th United States Army, Korea from Sep 2014 to Dec 2016. Senior Military Science Instructor, University of New Mexico from July 2011 to August 2014. First Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery 2-18 FA, Fort Sill, OK from May 2009 to May 2011.

SGM Chisolm’s military education includes all levels of NCOPDS and the First Sergeant’s Course. Chisolm is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, (Class 67). He is also a graduate of SHARP Certification Course, Military History Instructor Course, Combative’ s level I and II Courses, Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System Course, Nuclear Biological and Chemical Officer Course, Observer Controller Academy, and the French Commando School.

Chisolm holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and a Master of Arts Degree in Communications and Leadership from Park University.

His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal (8th Award), Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), and the French Commando Badge.

SGM Chisolm is a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

He is married to Jennifer Chisolm and they have 4 children, Dillion, Morgan Adyson and Dawson.