Command Sergeant Major Isaia T. Vimoto entered the military under the COHORT program from the island of American Samoa on 5 November 1981. He started One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Ft. Benning, Georgia on 10 November 1981.
CSM Vimoto’s assignments include tours with 2/31st IN and 2/9th IN, Ft. Ord, California; 1/9th IN, Camp Greaves, Korea; 6/14th IN and 4/87th IN, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 3/75th Ranger Regiment and 2/58th IN (ITB) Ft. Benning, Georgia; 3/325th and 1/508th ABCT, Vicenza, Italy; 1/502nd IN and Sabalauski Air Assault School, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), Ft. Bliss, Texas; 2/14th IN, Ft. Drum, New York; 2-327 IN, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza Italy; 8th BDE US Army ROTC, Ft. Lewis WA; 1st Army Division West, Ft. Hood Texas; 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood Texas; and XVIII ABN Corps & Ft. Bragg, NC.
Command Sergeant Major Vimoto has served in every leadership position including Team Leader, Squad Leader, Scout Platoon Sergeant, Airborne Infantry Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Assistant Commandant of The Sabalauski Air Assault School (1SG). Operations Sergeant Major, BN Command Sergeant Major, Brigade Command Sergeant Major; Division Command Sergeant Major and Corps Command Sergeant Major.
His military education includes PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, and the Keystone Course. He also completed the following courses: Basic Airborne, Jump Master Course, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Drill Sergeant School, Rappel Master Course, Special Operations Training Course (SOT), Applied Explosives Technique Course, Combat Life Saver, and Master Fitness Course.
CSM Vimoto’s awards and decorations include the DSSM, LOM, BSM (x2), DMSM, MSM (5OLC), ARCOM (x6), AAM (x6), Good Conduct Medal (10th award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, GWOT- SM, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCOPD (x4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (x7), MFO Medal, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, German Jump Wings, and Brazilian Jump Wings. He is a recipient of the prestigious Sergeant Morales and the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. He was awarded the Infantry Order of Saint Maurice, the Field Artillery Order of Saint Barbara, and the Combat Spurs.
Officially retired 1 April 2016.