Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy L. Metheny became the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson senior enlisted leader Aug. 24, 2017.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 1990. He completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to become a cavalry scout.
Metheny has served in every enlisted leadership position from team leader, squad leader, section sergeant, drill sergeant, platoon sergeant, platoon leader, first sergeant, operations sergeant major and command sergeant major.
Metheny’s previous assignments include 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment; 5th Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment; 3rd Battalion, 73rd Armor Regiment (Airborne); 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment (Airborne); 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne); 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment; 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Airborne); 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment (Airborne); deputy commandant of the Fort Knox Noncommissioned Officer Academy; command sergeant major of 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment; and the commandant of the Henry Caro Noncommissioned Officers Academy.
He is a graduate of Ranger School, Pathfinder School, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Master Gunner Course, Scout Platoon Leaders Course, SERE Level B course, Airborne and Jumpmaster schools, French Commando School, Drill Sergeant School, and has completed all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System.
Metheny’s operational deployments include three Operation Iraqi Freedom rotations in Iraq and a Humanitarian Assistance Deployment to New Orleans in support of Hurricane Katrina.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with V device, Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with V device, the Army Commendation Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal ninth award, the Army Good Conduct Medal seventh award, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Humanitarian Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Egyptian, British and Canadian Parachutist Badge, German Shuzenschnur (Gold) and Driver’s Badge wheeled and tracked.
In May 2015, Metheny was selected as the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Georgia, command sergeant major. In addition, Metheny has been inducted into the Order of St. George and is a member of Excellence in Armor.