Command Sergeant Major (Ret.)
Stephen A. Ball



Prior to retirement from the U.S. Army on 1 October 2004, Command Sergeant Major Ball served as the CSM, Theater Sustainment Command, (Now 916th Sustainment Brigade) at the National Training Center, (NTC) Fort Irwin, CA. This newly formed Brigade level command was formed to replicate the Theater opening capability for brigade sized units entering training at NTC’s “The Box”. In this capacity CSM Ball served as the senior level enlisted advisor to a Quartermaster Colonel with overall responsibility for 1800 Soldiers and Civilians with the mission of Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSOI) of the Brigade Training Unit, and the successful recovery and home station return of the unit and their equipment.

CSM Ball’s previous experience includes, CSM of the 262nd QM Battalion, and Director of Training Sergeant Major, Fort Gregg-Adams, VA; (formerly Fort Lee, VA) Brigade Food Advisor and First Sergeant, 1st Armored Division Artillery, “Steel Forward” in Bosnia; S-4 NCOIC, SETAF Infantry Brigade; J-4 NCOIC, and Joint Task Force Bravo, Rwanda. CSM Ball also served as a Drill Sergeant, 1/34 Infantry, Fort Jackson, SC and performed Enlisted Aide duties to the SACEUR, SHAPE, Belgium, J-3 Joint Staff, Pentagon and the Deputy CINC, Pacific.

CSM Ball is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University with an A.S. in Hotel Management and a B.S. in Hospitality Management and holds an MBA from University of Phoenix. After retirement from Active Duty, CSM Ball served as a Department of the Army Civilian until 2015, where he performed duties as the Branch Chief, Combat Training Centers and Lessons Learned, Directorate of Quality Assurance.

CSM Ball joined the Quartermaster Foundation Board in 2022, and currently serves as the Foundation’s Secretary.