CSM Charles Turbeville



Command Sergeant Major Charles R. Turbeville was born in Charleston, South Carolina.. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Arts in Education degree from the University of Phoenix.

CSM Turbeville’s military career began in June 1975 when he enlisted into the U.S. Army. CSM Turbeville’s initial assignment was with 4th Battalion, 68th Armor, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC where he served as Cavalry Scout for an Armor Battalion. He has served at Fort Rucker, AL, Fort Campbell, KY, Camp Humphreys, Korea, Fort Hood, TX and Dolan Barracks, Germany.  CSM Turbeville deployed on Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm from Germany 1990-1991 to provide Air Traffic Control support during the war.

His final assignment was as First Sergeant of Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry, 6th Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, retiring from federal service in 1995.

CSM Turbeville joined the Texas State Guard in November 2013, He served as Battalion SEA for 1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment, Army Component, and previously as the Brigade SEA for the Texas Medical Brigade.

His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (2), South West Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, Liberation of Kuwait Medal (Saudi and Kuwait), Texas Outstanding Service Medal (3) Texas Medal of Merit (5), Texas Humanitarian Service Ribbon, Texas Faithful Service Medal, Texas State Guard Service Medal. 
CSM Turbeville and his wife Brenda were married in 1979, have two children – Megan and Adam and daughter-in-law Heather. They reside in Copperas Cove, TX. 

Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Turbeville