Upcoming Speaker -- Rotary Club of North Ridgeville
May 20, 2022

Army Veteran Gives Glimpse Into Decorated Military Career
Command Sergeant Major Larry May served his country for 39 years and 24 days.
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Larry May, a long-time North Ridgeville resident, will speak to the Rotary Club on May 20 about his decorated career in the Army. From basic training in March 1983 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to his service with the 643rd Regional Support Group as the U.S. Garrison CSM of Kandahar Airfield in 2009 and his roles as CSM of the 91st Training Division, Fort Hunter Liggett, California, and of the 84th Training Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky. 
According to the 84th Training Command upon CSM May’s retirement March 8, 2022, “Approximately one percent of soldiers achieve the rank of SGM [Sergeant Major]. Even fewer still the rank of CSM. At the nominative level, CSM May is rare indeed. He is a consummate example of Servant Leadership. Through him countless soldiers in the Army Reserve have benefited.”
CSM May’s decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs)), the Army Commendation Medal (w/4 OLCs), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Achievement Medal (w/1 Silver OLC and 4 Bronze OLCs), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Service Medal,  Armed Forces Reserve Ribbon (w/M-Device and Gold Hour Glass), the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6), the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 3), NATO Medal, the Mississippi Magnolia,  the Combat Action Badge and the Major General Robert A McClure Medallion
In his civilian occupation, CSM May is self employed as a training analyst and developer.  Recently retired, CSM May is married to Mrs. Bridget May. The Mays have four children and one grandchild; the family resides in North Ridgeville, Ohio.