Command Sergeant Major Edward A. Bell (Ed) is a decorated service member who retired from the US Army December 1, 2020, after 33 years of service to our nation. CSM Bell holds several degrees and certifications to include a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Touro University (Summa Cum Laude); Executive Leader Development Certification from the US Army War College and Pre- Command Graduate of the Joint Special Operations Forces Course, TRADOC Course, Command and General Staff College Course and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace certification from the University of South Florida, Muma College of Business. Command Sergeant Major Bell’s is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class (56). CSM Bell has over 14 years of service as a Senior Enlisted Advisor/Leader. His most notable assignments include Command Sergeant Major 82nd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Command Sergeant Major 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, Fort Lee, Virginia; Command Sergeant Major 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Command Sergeant Major 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), Fort Knox, Kentucky and his career culminated as Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 Sergeant Major, Pentagon, Washington DC. Command Sergeant Major Bell’s seven deployments include Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Enduring Freedom II, XI, XIII, XIV; and Operation Spartan Shield XVI. His awards and decorations include but not limited to Distinguish Service Medal, Legion of Merit (4th award), Bronze Star Medal (4th award) and Meritorious Service Medal (4th award). Australian Parachutist Badge, Royal Dutch Parachutist Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge Distinguished Order of Saint Martin, and Honorable Order of Saint Christopher; additionally. In July 2020, CSM Bell was recognized by the Mayor in his hometown of Princeville, North Carolina receiving a Special Proclamation Certificate (Resolution) for his service to the nation.
US Army Quartermaster Corps
The Quartermaster Hall of Fame award is the highest form of recognition the Corps offers. This much coveted award honors individuals who are judged to have made the most significant contributions to the overall history and traditions of the Quartermaster Corps.