SGM Thomas C. Abbott Sr.

Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), Warrior Care and Transition (WCT)

SGM Thomas C. Abbott Sr.Sergeant Major Thomas C Abbott, a native of Utica, New York, entered the United States Army on 21 November, 1989 and attended Infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

SGM Abbotts’ duty positions include Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Special Police Transition Team Advisor, Recruiter, Senior Military Instructor ROTC, NCOIC for G-7 Information Operations, G-3 JOC Sergeant Major 3ID, First Sergeant, Sergeant Major of Live Fire Division, Command Sergeant Major for 2-2 IN, and Sergeant Major of the Army’s Wounded Warrior Program.

SGM Abbott’s stateside tours have included Fort Ord, California; Fort Drum, New York; Lock Haven, Pennsylvania; Fort Stewart, Georgia; MacDill AFB, Florida; Fort Polk, Louisiana and Crystal City, VA.

His deployments include Somalia (Operation Restore Hope and Continue Hope), Haiti (Operation Uphold Democracy), Afghanistan (Operation Anaconda), Iraq 2 times (Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-06 – Baghdad); (Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-10- Tikrit and Baghdad).

SGM Abbott’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, 1SG course and the Sergeants Major Academy (Class 64). Other schools he attended are Ranger school, Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Rappel Master Course, Army Recruiter Course, Map Interpretation Terrain Association Course, Pre Ranger Course, and the Master Resilience Trainer Course. His civilian education he has earned a Bachelors’ degree in Business Management Administration at Excelsior College.

SGM Abbott’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters) Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (6 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Meritorious Unit Award ( 2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Valorous Unit Award ( 2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2 Bronze Service Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with Arrow Head and 1 Bronze Service Star), Iraq Campaign Medal(4 Bronze Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2 Bronze Star), United Nations Medal (2 Bronze Star), Gold Recruiter Badge (with 2 Safire’s), Combat Infantryman’s Badge (2nd Award), Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and the Driver’s Badge.

SGM Abbott resides in Lorton, VA with his wife, Ceville.