Command Sergeant Major Vincent E. McCormick was born in Evergreen, North Carolina. He enlisted in the Army National Guard on 31 July 1986 in Whiteville, North Carolina and entered the active Army on 3 May 1988. He attended basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina as a 63B, Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic.
His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course, Advance Non Commissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Senior Leaders Course, Equal Opportunity Representative Course, ULLS-G/SAMS -1E, Maintenance Managers Course, Battle Staff Operations, Master Resilience Training Course and the United State Army Sergeants Major Course class 64. Sergeant Major McCormick has an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior University, a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Excelsior University with a Certificate in Homeland Security and a Master's of Science in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas El Paso.
His assignments include, Light Wheeled Vehicle
Mechanic, 8-158th Aviation Company, Wiesbaden, Germany, Light
Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, 603rd CLT-MDM Truck Company, 142nd
Corps Support Battalion, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Senior Mechanic, HHC, 1st
BDE 6th INF Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Senior Mechanic, HQ
& HQ Company, 172nd SIB, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Motor
Sergeant, C Co., 327th Signal Battalion (ABN), Fort Bragg, North
Carolina, Battalion Motor Sergeant, HHC, 327th Signal Battalion
(ABN), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Operations Sergeant, HHC, 143rd
Ordnance Battalion, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, First Sergeant, G. Co.,
5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, Fort Bliss, Texas,
Senior Maintenance Supervisor, HHC, 27th BSB, 4th BCT, 1St
CD, Fort Bliss, Texas, First Sergeant, HQ & HQ Company, USASMA, Fort Bliss,
Texas, First Sergeant, A Co., USASMA, Fort Bliss, Texas and Brigade Senior Maintenance
Advisor, HQ Co., 35th ADA Brigade, Osan AFB, Korea.
CSM McCormick's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 OLC, Army Commendation Medal w/ 5 OLC, Army Achievement Medal w/ 2 OLC, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal w/ 8 Knots, National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon w/ Numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas ribbon w/ Numeral 5, United Nations Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudia Arabia) and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait).