July 25, 2011
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Lawrence K. Wilson Named Speaker for 9/11 Memorial Luncheon
CTMC Hospice Care will welcome US Army Command Sgt. Major Lawrence K. Wilson as the keynote speaker for the Ten Year Anniversary 9/11 Memorial luncheon on Thursday, September 8 at the San Marcos Activity Center located at 501 E. Hopkins Street. Program begins at 11:30 AM.
Wilson has led combat troops throughout some of the most historic moments of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the command sergeant major for 1st "Raider" Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, he saw his troops capture Saddam Hussein in December 2003.
Although Wilson is a native of Texas, he entered the Army from Aberdeen, North Carolina, in February of 1977 until February of 1980. After a sixteen-month break in service he re-entered the Army in June of 1981.
He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, followed by Advanced Individual Training as a combat engineer at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. His military education includes the Primary Non-commissioned Officer Course, Basic Non-commissioned Officer Course, Advanced Non-commissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course, United States Sergeants Major Academy, Jump Master Course, Sapper Course, and Recruiting School.
CSM Wilson has served in leadership positions at every rank of the non-commissioned officer progression. Some of his duty positions included team leader, squad leader, platoon sergeant, operations sergeant, four assignments as first sergeant, engineer battalion CSM, and the 1st Brigade CSM for the 4th Infantry Division. He has also served as the Chief Enlisted Advisor for 5th Army Readiness Group and as a Field Recruiter/Station Commander at Hickory, North Carolina Recruiting Station.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with valor and 1 oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), the Army Commendation Medal (8th award), the Army Achievement Medal (5th award), and numerous ribbons. CSM Wilson was inducted into the USAREUR Sergeant Morales Club in 1984 and is an honorary member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
His last assignment was in Iraq from November 2008 to September 2010 as the Multi National Forces-Iraq and United State Forces-Iraq Command Sergeant Major for over 150,000 service men and women, DoD civilians and contractors. He was the senior enlisted advisor to the Commanding General of all Forces in Iraq, General Ray Odierno, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama as the next Army Chief of Staff.
Currently, CSM Wilson continues to serve as a Command Sergeant Major at Fort Hood, Texas and is preparing for retirement after 35 years of service.
Lunch will be catered and is available for a $10 donation. Open seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A table sponsorship is available for $150 and includes a reserved table for 8 guests and special recognition at your table. An RSVP is requested for those who would like to eat. Donations will benefit CTMC Hospice Care. Please RSVP by calling Lisa Adams, Public Relations Coordinator, at (512) 754-6159 or email Lisa.Adams@ahss.org.