Command Sergeant Major Knott is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted in the US Army in October 1990 as a 31M (Multi-Channel Communications System Operator). He attended basic training at Fort Jackson, SC and AIT at Fort Gordon, GA.
His previous assignments include B Co, 121st Signal BN, Fort Riley, Kansas; B Co, 122nd Signal BN, Camp Casey, Korea; A Co, 10th Signal BN, Fort Drum, New York; 385th Signal Company, Camp Doha, Kuwait; Indianapolis Recruiting BN, Indianapolis, Indiana; two tours with the (D Co, A Co)123rd Signal BN, Fort Stewart, Georgia; First Sergeant, B Co, 1/13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; First Sergeant, B Co, 304th Signal BN, Camp Stanley, Korea; First Sergeant, 3rd Signal Company, HHBN, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Operations Sergeant Major, 1st Signal Brigade, Yongsan, Korea; S3 Sergeant Major, 42d Fires Brigade(FiB), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Command Sergeant Major, 63d Expeditionary Signal BN, Fort Stewart, Georgia. CSM Knott's most recent assignment was as the Command Sergeant Major of the 516th Signal Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
CSM Knott's education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System (USASMA CL62) Army Instructors Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Army Recruiter Course, Drill Sergeant School, First Sergeant Course, Army Force Management for Senior Executive Level Sergeants Major Course. He holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration.