Command Sgt. Major Louis De Leon Jr. is a native of Tampa, Florida.  He enlisted in the Army, June 1997 as a Human Resources Specialist. 

He attended basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Jackson South Carolina.

Command Sgt. Major De Leon has served in every leadership position from team leader to Command Sergeant Major.

His stateside assignments include Fort Campbell, Kentucky, MacDill Air force Base, Florida, Fort Carson, Colorado, Eglin Air force Base, Florida, Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  His combat tours include Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Command Sgt. Major De Leon’s military education includes Basic Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Special Operations Course, Battle Staff Course, Equal Opportunity Advisor Course, Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention Course, Mediation Course, Master Resilience Trainers Course, Brigade S-1 Operations Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 66), Battalion Pre-command Course and the Brigade Pre-command Course. His civilian education includes a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and a master’s in Public Administration from Troy University. 

Command Sgt. Major De Leon’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2nd award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Joint Army Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Joint Army Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Operation Inherent Resolve Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (5th award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation (3rd award), Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Driver’s Badge.  Foreign awards include Parachutist Badges from Spain, Colombia, Bolivia, Netherlands, and Germany.