Command Sgt. Maj. Howard L. G. McBean attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Bliss, Texas, he completed Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as a Radiology Specialist.
His military assignments include Radiology Technologist and Radiology Noncommisioned Officer, 225th Station Hospital/9th General Dispensary, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; Senior Radiology NCO, Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; NCOIC Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Landstuhl Army Medical Center, Germany; and NCOIC Radiology, USAMEDDAC, Fort Sill, Okla.
From July 2000-March 2003, Command Sgt. Maj. McBean served as the Senior Small Group Leader Advanced NCO Course and Basic NCO Course, AMEDD NCO Academy, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and subsequently as the First Sergeant, BNCOC, AMEDD NCO Academy. While serving as the First Sergeant, Medical Company and Medical Holding Company, Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, S.C., he was selected to attend the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
As a Sergeant Major and Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. McBean served as the senior enlisted advisor to the Radiological Consultant, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, and Senior Medical NCO, United States Army-Pacific Surgeons Office, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, where he was responsible for 36 Asian Pacific countries under the Theater Security Cooperation Program. He served as the 62nd Medical Brigade (Rear) (Provisional) Senior Enlisted Advisor and Command Sergeant Major, 47th Combat Support Hospital. As the 47th CSH’s command sergeant major, he completed a six-month deployment in support of Operation New Dawn where the TF was responsible for all medical support in Iraq as well as the transition of medical care to the Department of State’s medical contractor.
Command Sgt. Maj. McBean’s military and civilian education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeants Course, Sergeants Major Course (Class #56), Command Sergeants Major Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Small Group Instructor Trainer Course, Faculty Development Course and a host of nonresident courses. His civilian education includes baccalaureate degrees in psychology and administration (from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas) and a Bachelor of Science in Radiology (Touro University International).
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal(7 oak leaf clusters), Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal (with bronze star), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), Overseas Ribbon (with numeral 3), Iraqi Campaign Medal (with bronze star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Superior Unit Award (2nd Award). He earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, German Schutzenschnur (Gold) and Expert Drivers Badge. Command Sgt. Maj. McBean is a recipient of the AMEDD Order of Military Medical Merit.