Command Sgt. Major Tomeka N. O’Neal serves as the Senior Enlisted Leader for Defense Logistics Agency as of Aug. 10, 2020.
A native of Chicago and raised in East Point, Georgia, she enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1989 as a Parachute Rigger, completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and graduated from Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia, in February 1990. She entered the Automated Logistical Specialist (92A) military occupational specialty in 1998.
Her previous assignments include Parachute Rigger, 600th Quartermaster Company, 7th Transportation Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Parachute Office Clerk, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Transportation Battalion, Fort Bragg; Operations Squad Leader, HHC, 530th Supply and Service Battalion, Fort Bragg; Heavy Pack Section Chief/Platoon Sergeant, 647th Quartermaster Company, Fort Bragg; Aerial Equipment Repair Platoon Sergeant/Shop Foreman, 5th Quartermaster Company, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Battalion Schools NCO, HHC 191st Ordnance Battalion, Miseau Army Depot, Germany; Assistant Operations/Platoon Sergeant/Rear Detachment First Sergeant/Senior Supply NCO, HHC, 191st Ordnance Battalion, Miseau Army Depot; European Command Plans and Operations NCO, HHC, Special Operations Support Command, Fort Bragg; Army Special Operations Forces Liaison, Joint Logistics Command, Karshi Khanabad, Uzbekistan; Special Operations Support Command Liaison in support of Blackhawk Down movie production, Rabat, Morocco; Support Operations Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, HHC 528th Special Operations Support Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg; First Sergeant, HHC, Special Operations Support Command, now 528th Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne), Fort Bragg; special staff for the U.S. Army Special Warfare Center and School Advanced NCO Course online developmental program, Fort Bragg; Command Sergeant Major, 44th Medical Battalion (Provisional), Fort Bragg; Command Sergeant Major, 501st Special Troops Battalion, Camp Carroll, South Korea; Command Sergeant Major, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Fort Carson, Colorado; Command Sergeant Major, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, Fort Riley, Kansas, Command Sergeant Major, Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Command Sergeant Major, Joint Munitions and Lethality Lifecycle Management Command (JM&L LCMC) / Joint Munitions Command (JMC), Rock Island Arsenal, IL and Command Sergeant Major, Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), Fort Lee, Virginia.
CSM O’Neal has attended all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System from the Warrior Leader Course through the Sergeants Major Academy, Executive Leaders Course, and Keystone; including Airborne School, Joint Airdrop Load Inspector, High Altitude Low Opening Parachute System Packing Course, Support Operations Phases I and II, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, and several other functional courses.
Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters and Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters and several other awards and decorations.
She possesses a Bachelor of Business Administration from Campbell University and a Master of Business Administration from Trident University International, earning magna cum laude honors with both. She is a member of the Quartermaster Regiment’s Order of Saint Martin (Distinguished), 3-61 Calvary Regiment’s Order of the Spur, Field Artillery’s Order of Saint Barbara, and Ordnance Corps’ Order of Samuel L. Sharpe. She is a recipient of the 84th Explosive Ordnance Battalion/Corps Defuzilier Award and Demonstrated Master Logistician through the International Society of Logistics. She holds foreign parachute badges from Germany, Belgium and Romania and is a member of the prestigious XVIII Airborne Corps Sergeant Audie Murphy Association.