CSM Gregory M. Kleinholz
Battalion Command Seargent Major
759th Military Police Battalion

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Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory M. Kleinholz is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He enlisted in 1994 and completed Military Police One Station Unit Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama.

His assignments include: gunner and driver, 188th MP Company, Camp Walker, Korea; team leader, 209th MP Company, Fort McClellan; squad leader, Fort McClellan MP Company, Fort McClellan; team leader and section leader, Fort Knox MP Company, Fort Knox, Kentucky; squad leader, 2nd MP Company, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; drill sergeant, Company C, 787th MP Bn., Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; operation sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 14th MP Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood; platoon sergeant and operation sergeant, 549th MP Company, Fort Stewart, Georgia; first sergeant, Company A, 795th MP Bn., Fort Leonard Wood; course chief, Military Police Advance Leader Course, MSCoE NCOA, Fort Leonard Wood; student, United States Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX; brigade S3 SGM, 14th MP Bde., Fort Leonard Wood.

His Operational/Combat deployments include: Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-06 and Operation Enduring Freedom 08-09.

His military and civilian education includes every level of Noncommissioned Officer Professional NCOPD culminating with the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy (Class 64), Combat Lifesaver’s Course, Cheju Do Mountaineering and Rappelling, Protective Services Training, Hostage Negotiations, Combating Terrorism on Military Installations, Drill Sergeant School Course, Police Transition Team Course, Instructor Faculty Development Course, Law Enforcement Senior Leader Course, First Sergeant Course and the Master Resiliency Course. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Safety Management from Franklin University and a Master in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University.

Kleinholz’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Good Conduct Medal (seventh award), National Defense Service Medal (second award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 CS), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 CS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Action Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, and the Driver’s Badge.

Kleinholz is an active member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.