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Sergeant Major Richard E. Tatum has served in a variety of positions with the United States Army throughout his career. His assignments have included battalion operation sergeant, first sergeant, battalion adjutant, and sergeant major in infantry, signal, and military police units.
Mr. Tatum served an assignment at the Pentagon where he was a special assistant to the Sergeant Major of the Army. He is a member of the Sergeant Morales Club in Europe, an accomplishment achieved by only the most elite soldiers in that theater of operations. He served in a combat role in the Republic of Vietnam for 19 months. Upon his promotion to Sergeant Major, he assumed the role of senior military instructor at the Jacksonville State University Military Science Department.
He has served as a training program administrator for a 325-bed hospital in Georgia, and he was responsible for the training operations at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, COBRA live nerve agent facility at Fort McClellan, AL.
Mr. Tatum has a BA degree from the University of Maryland, and a Masters from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the U. S. Army Sergeants Major Academic at Fort Bliss, TX. He volunteers as a reserve deputy sheriff for the Calhoun County Sherif'f's Office, and is an Instructor Trainer for the American Red Cross in CPR/First Aid and other courses.