Ask Iron 7 …
Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie Kelley,
1st AD and Fort Bliss:
Thank you for the questions you have sent so far. This week’s questions focus on 1st Armored Division history.
Question: I was wondering what happened to the 1st AD Museum in Baumholder, Germany? I would like to look at all the pictures of Bosnia back in 1996. - Christine Carrasco
Iron 7: Christine, thank you for your question. The Old Ironsides Museum moved to Fort Bliss in May 2011. It is now co-located with the Fort Bliss Museum at 1735 Marshall Road at West Fort Bliss. The museum is about two-thirds completed – and it looks fantastic. I contacted our museum director, Peter Poessiger, and he has not seen any of the Bosnia pictures yet. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t have them. We are still unpacking boxes, so keep checking back – or better yet, visit us.
Question: My dad was command sergeant major of the 1st Armored Division from 1978 to 1980. Is there a list of all the 1st AD command sergeants major? Can my dad come down to Texas and look at the museum? – Steve Campbell
Iron 7: Steve, we would be honored to have you and your father, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Campbell, join us here at Fort Bliss – home of the 1st Armored Division. The Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums are located at West Fort Bliss, at 1735 Marshall Road. We have a huge indoor and outdoor museum filled with 1st AD tanks, equipment and exhibits that showcase the division’s history from World War II to present day. After you make your plans to visit, be sure to let us know your travel schedule. I’d like to meet with you sometime and share some Old Ironsides stories. Also, we have a 1st AD reunion coming up in September, and we would be honored to have you attend. Please call my office at 744-6956.
Below is the list you requested of the 1st AD command sergeants majors:
1967 Sgt. Maj. J.B. Moore
1968 Sgt. Maj. D.M. James
1969-1970 CSM Max E. Daniels
1971 CSM Frank Zlobek
1972 CSM Frederick McFarlan
1973-1975 CSM Raymond J. McDevitt, Jr.
1976 CSM William A. Connelly
1977-1978 CSM Walter W. Krueger
1979-1980 CSM Patrick Campbell
1981 CSM William Branson
1982-1983 CSM Arlyn E. Wood Sr.
1984 CSM George L. Horvath III
1985-1986 CSM Danny C. Cline
1987-1988 CSM Bobby R. Butler
1989-1990 CSM Richard B. Clayton
1991 CSM Steven Chithum
1992-1996 CSM Jack L. Tilley
1997-1999 CSM Dwight J. Brown
2000 CSM Kenneth O. Preston
2001-2003 CSM Michael D. Bush
2004-2005 CSM Roger P. Blackwood
2006 CSM Jeffrey Mortenson
2007 CSM Victor M. Blade
2008 CSM Roger P. Blackwood
2009-2011 CSM William M. Johnson
2011-2012 CSM David S. Davenport Sr.
2012-present CSM Ronnie R. Kelley
Please feel free to ask me a question, share a concern or offer an idea at any time. I will answer a few of them each week in The Monitor.
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