Command Senior Enlisted Leader


Sergeant Major Ronald Shaw Jr. is the command senior enlisted leader for the Defense Media Activity, Fort George G. Meade, MD. Sergeant Major Shaw enlisted in the United States Army out of Petersburg, VA. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC, in September 2003. He completed Advanced Individual Training at Fort George. G. Meade, MD, where he was awarded the MOS 25V, Combat Documentation Production Specialist.

His previous duty assignments include: Senior Enlisted Advisor, Mission Support, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, MD; Senior Enlisted Advisor, Office of Administration Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, Pentagon, VA; Noncommission officer in charge, Army Multimedia Visual Information Directorate, Pentagon, VA.; First Sergeant, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) Fort Meade, MD; Visual Information Operations NCOIC, 1st Special Forces Command, Fort Liberty, NC; Platoon Sergeant, Bravo company 3rd Psychological Operations Battalion, Fort Liberty, NC; Senior Drill Sergeant, Echo Company 3rd Battalion 10th Infantry Regiment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO;  Drill Sergeant, 1st Battalion 48th Infantry Regiment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Video Production and Documentation Instructor, Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD; Squad Leader, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), and Team Leader; 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), Fort Meade, MD. Sergeant Major Shaw has deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has provided numerous combat documentation support to Joint Force Commanders through multiple contingency operation around the world.

Sergeant Major Shaw is a graduate of the Basic Airborne Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Warrior Leaders Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Basic Instructor Training Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course (Distinguished Leadership Award), Senior Leader Course, Drill Sergeant School, Modern Army Combative Program (MACP) Level 1 and 2, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, Special Operation Advanced Situational Awareness Course, Visual Information Manager Course, Tactical Information Operations Planners Course, the United States Army Sergeants Major Course Class 72 (Commandants List) and the Public Affairs Communication Strategy Qualification Course. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Thomas Edison State University and a Master in Professional Studies in Organization Development & Change from Penn State University.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Joint Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Service Medal (1 campaign star), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, NCOPD Ribbon (numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 2), Army Staff Identification Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Combat Action Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge-Driver Wheeled Vehicle and Indonesian Parachutist Jump Wings. He is also a member of the Signal Regimental Association Club and a recipient of the Bronze Order of Mercury.