March 23, 2023 –
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – A U.S. Army Central Soldier died during an off-post incident Tuesday, Mar. 21.
The incident is under investigation by the Sumter Police Department.
Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Evans, 38, was the command sergeant major for the Headquarters & Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Central.
Evans, from Petersburg, Virginia, joined the Army in July 2002 and served in multiple duty positions and locations around the globe until joining the U.S. Army Central team in 2021.
“Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Evans was an outstanding leader and caring friend who inspired and lifted up all those around him,” said Lt. Gen. Patrick D. Frank, U.S. Army Central Commanding General. “CSM Evans was well known and respected by all, and the influence and impact he made within the unit will never fade. We collectively mourn the immense loss of his presence in our lives and our thoughts and prayers are extended to CSM Evans’ family.”
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War Against Terror Expeditionary and Service Medals, Kuwait Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Expert Marksmanship Badge - Rifle.