Jackeline S. Fountain
Trident University International Graduate
Hall of Distinguished Alumni | Class of 2009 / 2007
CSM Fountain was the first Female Command Sergeant Major in the 87 year history of the Chemical Corps. Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Jackeline S. Fountain was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She enlisted in the Army under the Delay Entry Program in 1979 and entered basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina on 19 August 1980.
Since then she has served in every leadership position from squad leader to Command Sergeant Major. CSM Fountain’s assignments include: Record’s Specialist, Company NBC NCO, Headquarters Staff NCOIC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Computer Plotter, 21st Chemical Company,82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Squad Leader, Battalion NBC NCO, 327th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Drill Sergeant , Senior Drill Sergeant A,B,E Company, 82 Chemical Battalion, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Chief of Chem Bio 84th Chemical Battalion, Fort McClellan, Alabama; PLT SGT, Battalion NBC NCO 501st Avn Battalion, Camp Coiner, Korea; 1SG, Operation Sergeant, 38th Chemical Detachment, Yonsan, Korea; Senior NBC NCO, HHC 12th Avn Brigade, Wiesbaden, Germany; 1SG, HHC 12th Avn Brigade (FWD), Hungary; Operations Sergeant 2nd Chemical Battalion, 13th COSCOM, Fort Hood, Texas; 1SG 46th Chemical Company, 2nd Chemical Battalion, 13th COSCOM, Fort Hood, Texas; Chemical Sergeant Major, HHC 13th COSCOM, Fort Hood, Texas; Chemical Sergeant Major, HHC III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; Chemical Sergeant Major, Combine Joint Task Force (CJTF-7), Iraq; Chemical Sergeant Major, Multi-National Force Iraq (MNF-I), Iraq; Command Sergeant Major 83rd Chemical Battalion, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Command Sergeant Major United States Army Garrison, Fort, Hood, Texas.
CSM Fountain has deployed on four contingency operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm,Operation Joint Guard, and Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
CSM(R) Fountain is married to CSM(R) Terry Fountain Former 13th SC(E) CSM, Fort Hood Texas and has two adult children Jamell 27 & Sh’meir 26 and one grand baby Jamilla.
- Status: U.S. Army Veteran
- Branch: U.S. Army
- Rank: Command Sergeant Major (Retired)
- Master in Business Administration - Trident University International (2009)
- BS in Business Administration - Trident University International (2007)
Honors & Awards
- Bronze Star Medal
- Legion of Merit
- Meritorious Service Medal, 5th Oak Leaf Cluster
- Army Commendation Medal, 4th Oak Leaf
- Army Achievement Medal, 5th Oak Leaf
- Navy Achievement Medal
- Good Conduct Medal
- 7th Award
- National Defense Service Medal
- Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal
- Global War Expeditionary Medal
- Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Overseas Service Medal, w/2nd numerical