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CSM Michael D. Sanchez Garrison Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Maneuver Center of Excellence

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Command Sergeant Major Michael D. Sanchez
Garrison Command Sergeant Major,
Fort Benning

Command Sergeant Major Sergeant Sanchez is a native of San Diego, California. He entered the U.S. Army in 1994 completing One Station Unit Training with Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning, GA. Command Sergeant Major Sanchez has one son, Deonte, and two daughters, Mariah and Tiana and one granddaughter Annistyn.

Command Sergeant Major Sanchez has held all duty positions associated with being an 11B and senior NCO positions to include Squad leader, Section Sergeant, Company Master Gunner, Platoon Sergeant, Observer/Controller, G-3 Operations NCOIC, Company First Sergeant, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, and recently served as the Senior Enlisted OC/T Task Force CSM for Warhogs JMRC.

Command Sergeant Major Sanchez’ previous assignments include Senior Enlisted OC/T Task Force Command Sergeant Major (Warhogs) JMRC OPS Group, Hohenfels Germany, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment Command Sergeant Major, 199th Infantry Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, 198th Infantry Brigade Operations Sergeant Major 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment Command Sergeant Major, Fort Benning, GA; HQ and HQ Company, 198th Infantry Brigade Company First Sergeant, Fort Benning, GA; 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment, Bravo Company First Sergeant, Fort Benning, GA; USAFOR-A, Afghanistan, Senior Team Sergeant; 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, Bravo Company First Sergeant, Fort Benning, Georgia; 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Operations Group Task Force 3, JRTC, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Camp Casey, Korea; 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; and 2nd Squadron, 11th ACR, Fort Irwin, California. Command Sergeant Major Sanchez has deployed in support of Iraqi, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Egypt.

Command Sergeant Major Sanchez’ military education include: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (Honor Graduate), Airborne School, Jump Master School, Air Assault School, Bradley Master Gunner School, Ranger School, the First Sergeant’s Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and BN/BDE Pre Command Course.

Command Sergeant Major Sanchez’ awards include the Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Star), Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), NATO Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Unit Superior Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Senior Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Air Assault Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge and Master Gunner Badge (Bradley). Command Sergeant Major Sanchez is a recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice and is an inductee of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

Command Sergeant Major Sanchez has an Associate’s Degree in General Science from Central Texas College, and a Bachelors in management from Excelsior.