Command Sgt. Maj. Jon R. Stanley entered the U.S. Army in October 1990 and completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training as a Combat Engineer, Military Occupational Specialty 12B, at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He assumed responsibility as Command Sgt. Maj. of RDECOM on Sept. 13, 2018.
Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley's assignments include: D Company, 10th Engineer Battalion, Kitzengen and Schweinfurt Germany; C Company 41st Engineer Battalion, 501st PIR, Fort Richardson, Alaska; HHC 577th Engineer Battalion, Sapper Leader Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Platoon Sgt. -- C Company, 307th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 1st Sgt. -- A Company 27th Engineer Battalion (C)(A), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Command Sgt. Maj. -- 3rd BDE Special Troops BN, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Command Sgt. Maj. -- 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado; Command Sgt. Maj. -- 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; and Engineer Sgt. Maj. in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff -- Engineer, U.S. Army Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany. He has served in all leadership positions from Team Leader through Command Sgt. Maj. His previous assignment was Command Sgt. Maj. of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley's military education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course, Sapper Leader Course, Basic and Advanced Airborne School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Summer and Winter Mountain Warfare School, Ranger School and the Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course. Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 58.
Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley's military awards include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (6OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal 8th Award, National Defense Service Medal (CS), Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (4CS), Iraq Campaign Medal (3CS), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (7), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation (3), Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, Ram's Head Device, German Parachutist Wings, the Sapper Tab and the Ranger Tab.
Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 23 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.