2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES
2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE
CSM Chris Fields (Ret)
Command Sergeant Major Chris Fields, US Army, (Ret) is the ORW Drop Zone Coordinator and senior facilitator who served proudly for 30 years in the United States Army. He led soldiers as a Scout Team Leader, Squad Leader, Sniper Section Leader, Scout Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant and Command Sergeant Major for an Infantry Battalion and Calvary squadron. He has had four combat tours including one in the Horn of Africa, two in Iraq, and one to Afghanistan.
Command Sergeant Major Fields has a bachelors degree in History through Excelsior University. His military education/training includes the Basic Airborne Course, Ranger School, Jump Master Course, Pathfinder Course, Sniper school and all of the Army Non-commissioned officer development courses culminating with the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His highlighted awards include: The Legion of Merit, Five Bronze Stars (two for Valor), Meritorious Service Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Two Purple Heart Medals, Army Commendation Medal (with eight Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with seven Oak Leaf Clusters), Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, German Parachutist Badge, French Commando Badge, French Foreign Legion Desert Survival Badge.
Chris is a warrior’s warrior whose willingness to be vulnerable to other troops about his own struggles endears him and draws men to him. He is a tremendous example of the power in the willingness submit to God. Behind the battle tested Sergeant Major (who has survived 14 IED attacks, five of which completely destroyed the vehicle he was in – the final attack ending with a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) striking the HUMVEE seat he was in) is a great man of faith. There is no doubt God has saved Chris Fields for a greater purpose of rescuing, rebuilding, and restoring his fellow combat warriors.
"Soldier’s big fight comes in peace"
"Operation Restored Warrior"
"Blown up 14 times' and tough enough to cry"
"The Hornet's Nest"