Command Sergeant Major Hill entered the Army on 18 January 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Command Sergeant Major Hill was selected by General David H. Petraeus to serve as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/United States Forces-Afghanistan(USFOR-A). He assumed his duties on 1September 2010, after serving 21 months as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of United States Central Command.
Command Sergeant Major Hill’s assignments include: Fort Lewis, Washington; Fort Kobbe, Panama; Fort Knox, Kentucky; West Point, New York; Fort Bliss, Texas; Camp Hovey, Korea; Fort Gillem, Georgia; Macdill Air Force Base, Florida; and four tours with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He also has contingency deployments twice to the Sinai, once to Kosovo, and twice to Iraq.
He has served from Rifleman to Command Sergeant Major in infantry units. Additionally, he has served as a First Sergeant, a Battalion Operations Sergeant, a Tactical Noncommissioned Officer, a Drill Sergeant, a Drill Sergeant Instructor, and as a Faculty Advisor at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He also served as Task Force Command Sergeant Major for Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt and as the Task Force Falcon (KFOR 3-A) Command Sergeant Major in Kosovo. As the Division Command Sergeant Major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served as the Task Force Command Sergeant Major for Joint Task Force-Katrina in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and most recently as the Command Sergeant Major of Multinational Force-Iraq.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts and Science from St. Thomas Aquinas College and a Masters of Education in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University.
Command Sergeant Major Hill’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (Seventh Award), and the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Valor.