Command Sgt. Major Eric D. Honeycutt

State Command Sgt. Major

Command Sergeant Major Eric D. Honeycutt is a native of Mansfield, Missouri. He entered the Army in September of 1990, and completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as a Cannon Crewmember. Two years later, he reclassified and completed Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia as an Infantryman. He joined the Washington Army National Guard in 2000 after completing over nine years of active duty service.

His assignments include: Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Camp Stanley, Korea; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Fort Lewis, Washington; Camp Casey, Korea; Platoon Sergeant through Command Sergeant Major for the 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Washington Army National Guard with deployments to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraq Freedom; the Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Center of Excellence United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; Brigade Command Sergeant Major, 96th Troop Command, Camp Murray, Washington; Land Component Command Sergeant Major, Washington Army National Guard; Washington State Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major.

CSM Honeycutt served in numerous leadership position to include: Infantry Team Leader, Infantry Squad Leader, Howitzer Section Chief, Field Artillery Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Brigade Command Sergeant Major, Land Component Command Sergeant Major, State Command Sergeant Major, Army National Guard Bureau Senior NCO Liaison, Staff Group Advisor in the Department of Army Operation, and the Assistant Dean of Strategic Military Education and Distance Learning for the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.

His military and civilian education include: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeants Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Systems Approach to Training Basic Course, Faculty Development Courses I, II, III, and a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Majors Nonresident Course Class 37. He is a certified Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program practitioner recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and a Law Enforcement Official certified by the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy. He graduated from University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and continues to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree.

His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3st Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal (Numeral 5), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Expert Infantrymen Badge, and Combat Action Badge. His civilian awards include: Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Medal of Valor, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Medal of Merit, and a recipient of the American Red Cross Hero’s Award.

CSM Honeycutt is married to Ms. Tonia Honeycutt, and they have one child, Trenton.

Former State Command Sergeant Major

CSM Durwood Johnson, October 1982 – June 1986

CSM Al Hubert, June 1986 - 1991

CSM Joe Hickox, 1991 – January 1995

CSM Marvin Jack, January 1995 - 1999

CSM Mike Reynolds, June 1999 – July 2005

CSM Robert Sweeney, July 2005 – June 2008 

CSM Kim May, June 2008 – October 2009

CSM Robert Sweeney, November 2009 – May 2013

CSM Robert Barr, May 2013 – Nov 2014

CSM Wayne Parker, Dec 2014 - Aug 2017

CSM Bruce Ecclestone, Aug 2017 - Nov 2019