Command Sergeant Major Keneti Pauulu is originally from the American Samoa. Upon joining the US Army, he attended the Infantry One Station Unit Training in Fort Benning, Georgia.
CSM Pauulu’s assignments include M240 Gunner, Charlie Company 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA. Scout Observer and RTO, Scout Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea. Team and Squad Leader, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI. Training NCO, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, Infantry Training Brigade, Fort Benning, GA. Squad Leader, 2nd Squadron and 2nd Calvary Regiment, Fort Lewis, WA. Platoon Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA. First Sergeant, Charlie Company, 2ndBattalion 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division. First Sergeant Headquarter and Headquarter Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment and Headquarters Company First Sergeant of 2nd SBCT 25th Infantry Division. Operations Sergeant Major, 1- 2 SBCT, 7th Infantry Division. CSM Pauulu deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Freedom 07-08; 09-10.
CSM Pauulu military education includes the Sergeant Major Academy, Master Resilience Course, Primary Leadership Development Course (Commandant’s List); Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course; Maneuver Senior Leaders Course (Commandants List) and First Sergeant Course. Other schools and courses include, Airborne; Air Assault; Army Basic Instructor Course; Equal Opportunity Course; Jungle Operations Course. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Homeland security.
CSM Pauulu awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (2 oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (9th Oak Leaf Cluster); Good Conduct Medal (7th Award); National Defense Service Medal (w/bronze star); Iraq Campaign Medal (w/bronze star); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; (Numeral 3); Combat Infantryman’s Badge; Expert Infantryman’s Badge; Parachutist Badge; and Air Assault.
CSM Pauulu is married with two children.