Executive Officer


Executive Officer, Office of the Chief of Engineers
throughout his career to include, First Sergeant of the 55th EN CO (MGB), Fort Riley Kansas from Feb 1999 to Dec 2000. Other duty positions have included Power Station Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Section Sergeant, Squad Leader, Operations Sergeant, Noncommissioned Officer Education System Evaluator, Total Army School System Evaluator, Senior Instructor, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course Instructor, and Heavy Equipment Operator.

SGM Arthur has been assigned to the 15th Engineer Battalion, Fort Lewis; the 802nd Engineer Battalion, Korea; the 34th Engineer Battalion, Fort Riley, KS; the 503rd Engineer Company (
CSE); Stuttgart/Hohenfels, FRG, Libby Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Garrison Command, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; the 55th Engineer Company (MGB), Fort Riley, KS, the 249th Engineer Battalion (PP), Heidelberg, Germany; and the Office of the Chief of Engineers at the Pentagon.

SGM Arthur’s military education and honors include the Primary Leadership Course, Commandant’s List, Honor Graduate; the Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course; Commandant’s List, the Honor Graduate, Commandant’s Award; the Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course; Commandant’s List, Distinguished Graduate, the Honor Graduate, NCOA Initiative Award; and the Air Force Senior Academy, Class 04-E. SGM Arthur has also pursued his civilian education earning an Associates Degree from Central Texas College and is nearing completion of a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (third award), Army Commendation Medal (fourth Award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Achievement Medal (tenth award), Good Conduct Medal (eighth award), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze star device, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal , the Driver’s Badge (S) and the Department of the Army Staff Identification Badge. He is also a recipient of the annual Society of Military Engineer’s Sturgis Medal for 1999, the Army Engineer Association’s prestigious Bronze DeFleury Medal, the Ordnance Corps’ Samuel Sharpe Medal and was certified by the Engineer School as a Master Instructor and Evaluator.
SGM (R) William R. Arthur assumed duties as Sergeant Major, Office Chief of Engineers on 20 June 2004. He retired from the Army on 31 August 2007 and is currently serving as the Executive Officer. He enlisted in the United States Army in Jul 1981. SGM Arthur attended Basic Training and Engineer Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

SGM Arthur recently served as the Power Station Sergeant for Team 8 of the 249th Engineer Battalion in Heidelberg, Germany for three and a half years, which included deployment to Kuwait in support of OEF, OIF. SGM Arthur has held a variety of leadership, instructor, and staff positions
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