Command Sergeant Major Melissa A. Calvo was born in Eglin AFB, FL and graduated from Sabino High School in 1993. She enlisted in the United States Army on 09 April 1996 as a 16T, Patriot Missile Crewmember, and attended Basic Combat Training in Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, TX.

Her previous leadership positions and assignments include: Launcher Section Chief, B Btry 3-2 ADA BN Fort Bliss, TX; Drill Sergeant and Drill Sergeant of the Year, 1-56 ADA Fort Bliss, TX; Launcher Platoon Sergeant, D Btry 3-2 ADA Fort Bliss, TX; Air Defense Master Evaluator, 3-2 ADA BN Suwon, Korea; First Sergeant, C Btry 2-6 ADA BN Fort Sill, OK; First Sergeant A Btry 3-2 ADA BN, Fort Sill, OK; Rear Detachment first Sergeant, 3-2 ADA BN Fort Sill, OK; First Sergeant, E Btry 1-19 FA BN Fort Sill, OK; First Sergeant, C Btry 95th AG Reg Fort Sill, OK; Operations Sergeant Major, 3-43 ADA BN Fort Bliss, TX; and Battalion Command Sergeant Major 1-1 ADA BN Okinawa, Japan.

Command Sergeant Major Calvo’s education includes all levels of NCOES, First Sergeant’s Course, Master Resilience Trainer, PATRIOT Master Gunner, and Drill Sergeant School. She is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy-Class 67 and graduated from Excelsior College with a Masters of Science Degree in Human Resource Management.

Her awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5OLC) Army Achievement Medal (6OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (5th Award); Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), the Drill Sergeant Badge and the Master Gunner Badge. She is a recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara as well as the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

Command Sergeant Major Calvo is happily married to Juan Carlos Calvo and they have a ten year old Daughter named Ashley.