CSM Ned McWhorter (Ret.)


CSM Ned McWhorter was drafted into the United States Army in September 1970.  He was assigned to the 43rd Engineers at Fort Benning, GA.  CSM McWhorter was separated from active duty in1972.

CSM McWhorter began his service with the United States Army Reserve in 1977 with his enlistment into Delta Company 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade in Burkesville, KY.

In 1979, he became a Drill Sergeant, which he said was one of his favorite jobs in the Army.

CSM McWhorter was mobilized to Fort Knox, as part of Task Force 100 for Operation Desert Storm in 1991.  During the mobilization, he was assigned as headquarters company first sergeant and was responsible for the 88 tanks the unit has to train with.

After the mobilization, McWhorter was as a first sergeant again, this time at B Co, 2nd Battalion, 399th Regiment in Bowling Green, KY.

His military schooling includes Primary Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course.  He also attended the First Sergeant’s Course.

In 1985, CSM McWhorter went to the Sergeant’s Major Academy and became the Command Sergeant Major for the 6th Brigade’s 10th Battalion in Lexington.  That Unit taught Combined Arms Staff and Service School to officers.

In 1998, he became the Command Sergeant Major for the 100th Division’s Second Brigade in Owensboro, KY.  Five years later he became the 100th Division’s Command Sergeant Major.

CSM McWhorter lives in Albany, KY, with his wife, Helen.  He has three children, David, Cheryl and Erica.  He has four grandchildren, Keri, Taylor, Gavin and McKenna.  In civilian life, CSM McWhorter farms and helps his son, David, in the transportation business.

Awards and Decorations include the following:
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC)
Army Commendation Medal (4OLC)
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (4OLC)
National Defense Service Medal (2BRZ Star)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ Silver Hour Glass and “M” Device

2012 – Inducted into the Corridor of the Century

Inductee # 89