CSM Veronica E. Knapp

Command Sergeant Major


Command Sergeant Major Veronica E. Knapp is the command sergeant major of the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JTF-NCR/MDW). A native of Wooster, Ohio, Command Sgt. Maj. Knapp enlisted in the United States Army on March 28, 2000, as an Internment and Resettlement Military Police Soldier. She attended Military Police One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Command Sgt. Maj. Knapp's previous assignments include Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Bliss, Texas; Camp Humphreys, Korea and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She has deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan; served two consecutive tours in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of OEF; and recently redeployed from MKAB Romania. Command Sgt. Maj. Knapp has served in every leadership position from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major. Special duty positions include Senior Drill Sergeant; First Sergeant, 189th Military Police Company, Guantanamo Bay; Facility Sergeant Major, United States Army Regional Correctional Facility-Korea (USARCF-K); 40th Military Police Battalion (Detention) Command Sergeant Major, 16th Military Police Brigade Command Sergeant Major, and 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) Command Sergeant Major.

Command Sgt. Maj. Knapp's significant military and civilian education includes: Basic Airborne School, Basic Leader Course, Military Police Investigator Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Drill Sergeant Academy, Modern Army Combatives Level I, Army Basic Instructor Course, Air Assault Course, Air Movement Operations Course, Jumpmaster Course, Master Resilience Trainer, Hostage Negotiation Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 65), BN/BDE Pre-Command Course, Senior Commander’s Course, Keystone, and Nominative Leader Course. She earned her national certification as an American Correctional Association (ACA) Certified Corrections Manager (CCM), has an associate degree in liberal arts and is nearing completion of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Upper Iowa University.

Command Sgt. Maj. Knapp’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Army Achievement Medal (9th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), NATO-ISAF Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Air Assault Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Gold), and the Polish Land Forces Parachute Badge.