Sergeant Major Tara R. Wheadon
Command Sergeant Major, 10th Military Police Battalion (CID)
Sergeant Major Tara R. Wheadon is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She enlisted in the United States Army in July 1994 and graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT), Fort McClellan, Alabama in October 1995.
Sergeant Major Wheadon served in a variety of leadership and staff positions during her career. Her previous assignments include: Patrolman and Gunner, A Company, Military Police Activity, Fort Rucker, Alabama and 630th Military Police Company, Schweinfurt, Germany; Squad Leader and Sergeant of the Guard, United States Army Chemical Activity, Pacific (USACAP) Military Police Company, Johnston Atoll, USA; NCOIC of Military Police Investigations, 523rd Military Police Detachment, Fort Riley, Kansas; Drill Sergeant, A Company, 787th Military Police Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Instructor/Writer for the Protective Service Training Course, A Company, 701st Military Police Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Detachment Sergeant, Mannheim CID Office, 5th Military Police Battalion (CID), Mannheim, Germany; First Sergeant, 1002nd Military Police Battalion (CID), Bamberg, Germany, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the Criminal Intelligence Division, Headquarters, United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, Quantico, Virginia; and most recently as a student at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas. Her deployments include Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Sergeant Major Wheadon’s military education includes the Basic Military Police Training and Advance Individual Training Courses, the Military Police Investigations Course (ASI V5), Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, First Sergeant Course, Sergeants Major Academy (Class 62), Drill Sergeant School, Protective Services Training and Anti-Terrorism Driving Course, the Apprentice Special Agent Course (ASAC), the Evidence Management Certification Course (EMC2) and Hostage Negotiations. She holds a Masters of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix.
Sergeant Major Wheadon’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster; the Army Commendation Medal with 1 Silver cluster; the Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters; the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; the National Defense Medal with bronze star; the Army Good Conduct Medal (5th award); the NATO Medal; the Driver’s Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge. Sergeant Major Wheadon is also a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.