Lloyd Arthur O’Ree
MSG(P), 2nd Battalion
CSM Lloyd Arthur O’Ree enlisted in the United States Army in October 1984. He received his Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
During his active duty service, CSM Major O’Ree was stationed with the 1st BN 10th Field Artillery from December 1984 to January 1987 in Schweinfurt, Germany. In January 1987 he was reassigned to the 197th Infantry Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia until May 1989. In 1989, CSM O’Ree was reassigned to the 3rd/11th Calvary in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, and served until December 1991. In December 1991 CSM O’Ree joined the South Carolina National Guard and assigned to 218th Brigade Transportation Unit, Spartanburg, South Carolina, and then transferred to Svc Battery, 1/178th Infantry Regiment, in Inman, SC, and then re-assigned as the Platoon Sergeant for the 1/178th Infantry Regiment, Clinton, SC. In September 1998, CSM O’Ree was activated for deployment in support for Operation Desert Shield. In December 1989 CSM O’Ree deployed to the Middle East for Operation Desert Shield which later became Operation Desert Storm. In May 1991 CSM O’Ree returned to Bad Hersfeld, Germany and served out his tour of active duty until April, 1991. CSM O’Ree deployed to Iraqi in 2005 for sixteen months with the 18th Transportation Brigade in a non-combat support mission conducting convoy security.
In September 2017, CSM O’Ree joined the South Carolina State Guard and took on the position as First Sergeant in Charlie Company / 2nd Battalion/ 2nd Brigade. In May 2020, he was reassigned to his new position with 2nd Battalion.
CSM O’Ree civilian experience includes bagging groceries and meat cutting for Community Cash Grocery Store in Boiling Springs and in Spartanburg, South Carolina, until entering Active Military Service. While obtaining his degree in Computer Technology, CSM O’Ree worked with Accel Nursery, INC., selling and planting new trees on the property and for customers. In the year 2000, CSM O’Ree started working with Greenville County Government as a computer technician. In 2003 he began working with Spartanburg County Government as the Information Technology Server Manager.
CSM O’Ree, awards and decorations include the US Army Commendation Medal w/ 2OLC, US ARMY Achievement Medal w/ Silver OLC, National Defense Medal, US Army Good Conduct Medal w/ 3 OLC, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 3 Bronze Stars, Kuwait Liberation Medal – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Liberation Medal –NCO Professional Development Ribbon w/ Number 2, US Army Service Ribbon, SCSG Federal Service School Ribbon, SCSG Honors Detail Service Ribbon, US Army Mechanics and Driver Badge, Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS) Badge with Flash.
CSM O’Ree SCSG training includes the Senior Leadership Course, Honor Guard School