CSM James Holloman joined the United States Army on 27August 1986. He attended Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey followed by 67N Advanced Individual Training at Ft Rucker, Alabama. CSM Holloman served 2 years in 6th BN 101st Aviation Regiment, followed by assignment to Bravo Company 1/228th Aviation BN, Fort Kobbe, Panama from October 1989 to March 1991. Immediately following his ETS from active duty in March, 1991, CSM Holloman joined the New York Army National Guard and was assigned to Company F 142d Aviation Regiment as a Utility Helicopter Repairer.
In September 1992, CSM Holloman transferred to Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 101st Cavalry, New York Army National Guard, Long Island, New York. Since joining the New York Army National Guard, CSM Holloman has gone on to serve as a Utility Helicopter Crewchief, Bravo Company/3-142d AHB, Quality Control NCOIC/Charlie Company, 638th ASB, Readiness NCO/Bravo Company 3-142d AHB, Production Control NCO/Bravo Company 642d ASB, First Sergeant/Bravo Company 642d ASB, Operations SGM/Support Operations, 642d ASB, and current assignment as Command Sergeant Major/3-142d Assault Helicopter Battalion.
CSM Holloman’s deployments with the Army National Guard include IFOR/SFOR Operations, Bosnia/1996-1997, OIF X, BIAP, Iraq/2008-2009, and OEF/KU, Camp Buehring, Kuwait 2013-1014.
CSM Holloman’s military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, and The Sergeant’s Major Academy.
CSM Holloman’s Maintenance Operational Skills (MOS) and Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) schools include 67N UH-1 Helicopter Repair School, 67V OH-58 Repair Transition Course, 15T UH-60 Helicopter Repair Transition Course, Aviation Life Support Equipment Course (Q2), Readiness NCO Course, Training NCO Course, and ULLS-A(E) SASMO/Data Base Administrator Course.
CSM Holloman’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hour Glass and Mob Device, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Badge with Numeral 5, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 3, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Air Assault Badge, Master Aviation Badge, and Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge.
CSM Holloman holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Excelsior College, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot License, FAA Airframe and Powerplant License, Federal Communications Commission License, and is an avid jazz bass guitarist.