CLASS OF 2009
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Prior to joining the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, Ms. Pritchett was on active duty with the United States Army. She served on active duty for over 36 years with the United States Army Quartermaster Corps where she attained the rank of Command Sergeant Major. During her career with the Army, she was assigned to Alabama, Germany, Pennsylvania, Korea, North Carolina, Kentucky, Somalia, Texas, Virginia, Kansas, Afghanistan and Florida before retiring in March of 2010. She had assignments as supply and property book sergeant, drill sergeant, recruiter, platoon sergeant, operations sergeant, first sergeant, instructor, Student and Faculty Battalion Commander, Battalion, Installation and Sub-unified Combatant Command, Command Sergeant Major.
Ms. Pritchett earned a Bachelor of Science in Administration and Management from Excelsior College, Albany, New York. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Troy University. Ms. Pritchett graduated from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 37 at Fort Bliss, Texas and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Seminar at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies.
CSM Cynthia Pritchett
Today, she continues to be involved in assessing current military personnel policies and public policy issues. In 2010 she was reappointed by President Obama to serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission. She serves on a number of boards to include the Alliance for National Defense, the Army Women's Foundation Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of Friends of the World War II Memorial Foundation, and the Board of Directors of Colmek Systems Engineering, Inc.