SgtMaj. Christopher B. Milam
Sergeant Major Christopher B Milam (RS Sacramento)

Sergeant Major Milam was born on 21 May 1980 in Alexandria, Louisiana.  He joined the Marine Corps in July of 2000 and reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego for Basic Training with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion. 
Upon graduation, he reported to Marine Combat Training (MCT) Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California.  Graduating from Charlie Company, Sergeant Major Milam reported to Marine Corps Basic Motor Transportation Operators Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, obtaining a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 3531. 
In November 2000, Sergeant Major Milam received orders for duty at Helicopter Medium Squadron One (HMX-1), Marine Corps Air Station Quantico, Virginia. Sergeant Major Milam fulfilled the responsibilities of Line Noncommission Officer (NCO), Dispatcher, and Chief Dispatcher.  In April 2003, Sergeant Major Milam was selected to and completed Basic Airborne School in Fort Benning, Georgia. 
In July 2003, Sergeant Major Milam received orders to Marine Corps 3rd Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST) 6th Platoon Rota, Spain, where he served as a squad leader.  While serving as squad leader and platoon guide, he rapidly deployed to multiple locations in Europe and Africa, conducting anti-terrorism and force protection missions, including the reinforcement of the Beirut, Lebanon Embassy following several terrorist attacks in 2006.
In February 2007, Sergeant Major Milam received orders to 2D Light Armor Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  At 2D LAR, Sergeant Major Milam served as the Battalion Motor Transportation Operations Chief and was selected to the rank of Staff Sergeant on 1 January 2008.  He then deployed to Korean Village, Anbar Province Operation Iraqi Freedom 8-1.  In May 2009, Sergeant Major Milam was deployed to the Helmand Province in Khanashin in support of OEF 10-1. 
In October 2010, Sergeant Major Milam then received orders to 4th Marine Regiment in Okinawa, Japan.  He served as the Regimental Motor Transport Chief. Sergeant Major Milam then received permanent change of assignment orders to Combat Logistic Battalion 4 in Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.  While serving as a Company Truck Master, he deployed to Afghanistan for OEF 12-1.
In January 2013, Sergeant Major Milam received orders to Drill Instructor School, class 2-13, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California, where he fulfilled the billet of Class Commander and was the recipient of the Leadership Award.  In April 2013, Sergeant Major Milam checked into Company E, 2D Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.  Sergeant Major Milam served as Experienced Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, Series Chief Drill Instructor, and Company First Sergeant for Company G. 
In May 2016, Sergeant Major Milam was transferred to Battery T, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, where he served as the Motor Transportation Chief.  While serving in this billet, Sergeant Major Milam completed Intermediate MAGTF Operations Course 3-16. 
In February 2017, Sergeant Major Milam was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant and received premediate change of assignments to Company E, 2D Battalion, 1st Marines, where he served as the Company First Sergeant. After deploying on the Unit Deployment Program from 2017-2018, Sergeant Major Milam internally transferred to Headquarters and Service Company. In 2018 Sergeant Major Milam completed the Senior Enlisted PME and subsequently deployed on the 31st MEU in 2019.
In February 2020, Sergeant Major Milam was assigned to Marine Corps Detachment, Ft. Lee. He was assigned as Company First Sergeant for Company B. 
In June 2022, Sergeant Major Milam joined his present unit, Recruiting Station Sacramento, where he is currently serving as the Recruiting Station Sergeant Major. 

Sergeant Major Milam personal decorations include Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 3 Gold Stars in lieu of 4th award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal 2 Gold Stars in lieu of 3rd award, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal 6 Bronze Stars in lieu of 7th award.

12th Marine Corps District