CSM Tonya Sims is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina. She enlisted in the U. S. Army as a 71L, Administrative Specialist which later transitioned to 42A, Human Resource Specialist. Later in her career she reclassed, to a 92A, Automated Logistics Specialist.
CSM Sims past assignments include: 22nd Area Support Group, Vicenza, Italy; HQ, USASETAF (A), Vicenza, Italy; Alpha Company, Training Support Battalion, Fort Jackson, SC; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Training Support Battalion, Fort Jackson, SC; USAOMS (A) (Special Missions Unit), Washington, DC; 173rd, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion (A), Bamberg, Germany; 226th Composite Supply Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, GA; 528th Sustainment Brigade (A), (USASOC), Fort Bragg, NC; Signal Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major of the 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg. CSM Sims’ deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
CSM Sims has held various leadership positions throughout her military career: Personnel Service Sergeant; Human Resources Team Leader G1; Joint Task Force Human Resources Sergeant; Human Resources NCOIC G1; Squadron Senior Human Resources Sergeant; Battalion Senior Human Resources Sergeant; Platoon Sergeant; Rear Detachment First Sergeant; First Sergeant; Operations Sergeant; Senior Logistics Supervisor; Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Sims’ military and civilian education include: Basic Leaders Course; Senior and Advanced Leader Course (both Commandants List); Advanced Airborne School; Jumpmaster School; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) 225 and 245; Manpower and Force Management Course; Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Course; Company Commander/1SG Pre-Command Course; Master Resilience Training Course; Theater Sustainment Planners Course; GCSS-Army Middle Managers Course; Battalion Pre-Command Course/Command Sergeants Major Course; Battalion Command Sergeants Major Development Program; U.S. Army Sergeant’s Major Course - Class 68. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Northern Virginia Community College, and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree and Masters of Science Degree in Business Management from Excelsior College.
CSM Sims’ awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC); Good Conduct Medal (7th AWD); National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 CS); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Parachutist Badge; Italian Foreign Badge. CSM Sims is a recipient of the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin.