Biographies

CSM Lore H. Ford, IV

State Command Sergeant Major, New Hampshire

Command Sergeant Major Lore H. Ford, IV assumed duties as the 12th New Hampshire State Command Sergeant Major on July 6th, 2015. CSM Ford serves as the senior enlisted advisor to the Adjutant General of New Hampshire as well as to the Commander and senior staff of the New Hampshire Army National Guard. In his role as State CSM, he provides guidance on the training, development and welfare of the enlisted force and upholds the standards and traditions of the New Hampshire Army National Guard.
                           
Prior to his current assignment, CSM Ford served as Senior Enlisted Leader for the New Hampshire Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion.  His responsibilities included supervising and mentoring enlisted recruiters and staff in the implementation of focused recruiting, retention and attrition management goals.   

CSM Ford served as First Sergeant of the 237th Military Police Company and Operations Noncommissioned Officer of the 195th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) among numerous other staff and leadership positions at the Company and Battalion level.  His operational assignments include deployments to Saudi Arabia in 1990-1991 in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm; Bosnia in 1995-1996 and 1999 in support of Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Forge; and, Iraq in 2004-2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom V.

CSM Ford holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from Southern New Hampshire University.  He is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, the Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course, Military Police Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Courses, Primary Leadership Development Course, and the NATO Force Protection Course.

Currently, CSM Ford resides in Concord, New Hampshire with his wife, Trisha, and their two daughters, Molly and Sophia.

EDUCATION:
Southern New Hampshire University - BA Degree – Social Science
 
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. September 1988 - December 1988, Student, Infantry One-Station Unit Training, Fort Benning, Georgia
2. January 1989 – September 1991, Infantryman, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 197th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized) (Separate), Fort Benning, Georgia
3. September 1991 – November 1991, Student, Military Police School, Fort McLellan, Alabama 4. January 1992- September 1994, Team Leader, 545th Military Police Company, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
5. October 1994 – May 1996, Team Leader, 615th Military Police Company, 18th Military Police Brigade, Ansbach, Germany
6. May 1996 – October 1996, Assistant Operations Noncommissioned Officer, 615th Military Police Company, 18th Military Police Brigade, Ansbach, Germany
7. October 1996 – October 1998, Team Leader, 212th Military Police Company, 18th Military Police Brigade, Ansbach, Germany
8. November 1998 – December 1999, Team Leader, 401st Military Police Company, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas
9. November 2002 – October 2005, Squad Leader, 169th Military Police Detachment, 54th Troop Command, Concord, New Hampshire
10. November 2005 – November 2009, Platoon Sergeant, 237th Military Police Company, 54th Troop Command, Keene, New Hampshire
11. November 2009 – October 2011, First Sergeant, 237th Military Police Company, 54th Troop Command, Lebanon, New Hampshire
12. November 2011 - October 2013, Operations Noncommissioned Officer, 195th Regiment (Regional Training Institute), Center Strafford, New Hampshire  
13. October 2013 – July 2015, Command Sergeant Major, New Hampshire Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Concord, New Hampshire  
14. July 2015 – Present, State Command Sergeant Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard, Concord, New Hampshire
 
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Superior Unit Award
Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 2 Bronze service Stars)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Bronze Hourglass and M Device)
Armed Forces Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon
 
Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral 4)
Combat Infantryman Badge
Excellence in Competition Badge, Rifle
Excellence in Competition Badge, Pistol
Driver and Mechanic Badge – Driver, Wheeled
German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge – Gold
Order of the Marechaussee in Bronze
 
DEPLOYMENTS:
1. August 1990 – May 1991, Infantryman, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Saudi Arabia
2. December 1995 – November 1996, Team Leader, 630th Military Police Company, 18th Military Police Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Operation Joint Endeavor, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina
3. March 1999 – October 1999, Team Leader, 401st Military Police Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Operation Joint Forge, Brcko, Bosnia-Herzegovina
4. November 2004 – November 2005, Military Police Liaison, 1st Battalion, 172nd Field Artillery Regiment, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Tallil, Iraq
 
MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED:
Infantry One Station Unit Training
Military Police Qualification Course
Primary Leadership Development Course
Military Police Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course
Military Police Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course
NATO Force Protection Course
Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course
United States Army Sergeants Major Academy