Youth and Community Programs Senior Enlisted NCOIC
Sergeant Major Richard W. Aller enlisted in the United States Army in August 1999. He received one station unit training and attended the Bradley transitions course at Fort Benning, Georgia. He served on active duty as a Bradly Fighting Vehicle driver, dismounted Infantry team and squad member and Bradly Fighting Vehicle gunner. Sergeant Major Aller was honorably discharged from active duty in 2002.
Sergeant Major Aller enlisted in the California Army National Guard in 2002. During his two decades of service, he has served in an array of increasingly responsible enlisted leadership positions within the Army and California Army National Guard. His assignments include duty as Personal Security Non Commissioned Officer for the Battalion Commander, 250th Military Intelligence Battalion in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 2004-2005; Squad Leader in the Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1-184th Infantry; Squad Leader in Alpha Company 1-184th Infantry in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 2008-2009; Platoon Sergeant, Rear Detachment Non Commissioned Officer in Charge, First Sergeant for the 49th Personnel Services Company, 40th Infantry Division G1 Sergeant Major and California Army National Guard G1 Sergeant Major. Sergeant Major Aller currently serves full time State Active Duty as the senior enlisted leader of Task Force Torch, the California Youth and Community Programs Task Force. Serving in active duty status, Sergeant Major Aller served for over 10 years in the California Military Funeral Honors Program as a Funeral Honors team member, team leader, regional coordinator, color guard, and training Non Commissioned Officer in charge.
Sergeant Major Aller’s military and diversified education include the United States Army Sergeants Major Course, class 69, Human Resources Senior Leader Course, Human Resources Advanced Leader Course, Basic Leader Course, Company Commander and First Sergeant Pre-Command Course, First Army Observer-Controller Course, Dynamics of International Terrorism Awareness Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Army National Guard Honor Guard Trainer Course, Basic Airborne Course, Bradley Transitions Course, and One Station Unit Training Infantryman Course.
Sergeant Major Aller’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M device and bronze hourglass device, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 5, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, Armed Forces Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon, Army Basic Parachutist, wheeled drivers badge, Meritorious Unit Commendation and numerous other state awards and commendations.
Sergeant Major Aller is a native of Sacramento, California where he currently resides with his wife and children.