Command Sergeant Major TJ Holland enlisted as an Infantryman in the United States Army on 9 November 1994, in Lancaster, Ohio. He attended Infantry One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He has served in every leadership position in the Infantry from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major.
His previous assignments include; 3/504th P.I.R., 82d Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC; 1-508th IN (ABN), 173d ABCT, Vicenza, Italy; 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Dahlonega, GA; 1st Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, Rose Barracks, Germany; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Ft. Bliss, TX; United States Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights,” Ft. Bragg, NC; the 2d Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI; the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany; and the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO. His deployments include Joint Task Force Liberia; Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF I); Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF VI and OEF X-XI), and Operation Resolute Support.
His military schools and education consist of; Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeants Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Course, Nominative Leader Course, Keystone Course, Army Force Management Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Tactics Certification Course, Total Army Instructor Training, Pathfinder School, and Mountain Warfare School. He holds an Associate in Arts in General Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Health Sciences from the American Military University, and a Master of Business Administration in Leadership from Excelsior College, and a Graduates Certificate in Mediation.
His awards and decorations include; Legion of Merit 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device; Bronze Star Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal, 4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal, 4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Joint Meritorious Unit Award, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Unit Citation, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Superior Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal, 8 Knots; National Defense Service Medal, 1 Service Star; Kosovo Campaign Medal with Service Star; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 3 Campaign Stars; Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon, 6 Awards; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon, 7 Awards; Multi-National Forces and Observer Medal; NATO Medal, 3 Awards; Ranger Tab; Combat Infantryman’s Badge; Expert Infantryman’s Badge; Master Parachutists Badge; Air Assault Badge; Pathfinder Badge; and several Foreign Parachutist Badges. He is also a Sergeant Audie Murphy Awardee and Sergeant Morales Club inductee.
CSM Holland is married to Anett Holland and they have two children – Savannah and Jordan.