Kenneth O. Preston

Kenneth O. Preston served as the 13th Sergeant Major of the United States Army. He is the longest serving Sergeant Major of the Army with more than seven years in the position. He retired from active duty in 2011 after serving 36 years. Previously Sergeant Major Preston served as the Command Sergeant Major for Combined Joint Task Force 7 in Baghdad, Iraq. He is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Trident University International. After retiring from active duty, Sergeant Major Preston served as President of Homes for Our Troops from February 2012 – January 2013. He then joined the AUSA national staff in May 2013 and is currently the Director of NCO and Soldier Programs. He is currently an AFBA Board member, and a member of the Compensation and Personnel Committee, and Planning and Governance Committee.