Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Troy Welch entered active duty in June, 1977. He enlisted as a Food Service Specialist (94B later changed to 92G). Welch served in every leadership position from First Cook, Shift Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant and Command Sergeant Major. After serving 30 years, CSM Welch retired in July, 2007. His last tours of duty included Command Sergeant Major, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea and Eighth United States Army, and the first Army G4 Sergeant Major. CSM Welch is the first Food Service Specialist to serve at the Major Command Level.
His military education includes Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Army Food Service Management Course, First Sergeant Course, Instructor Course, Contracting Course, Battle Staff Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Course. Troy is currently finishing his Bachelor Degree in Business Management.
His awards and decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), the Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), the Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), the Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the NCOES Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (4th Award), the Army Service Ribbon and The Department of the Army Staff Badge. Troy currently resides in Colonial Heights, VA with his wife Debra. They have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.