Command Sergeant Major
Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew B. Connette
CSM Connette assumed responsibility as the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command’s command sergeant major June 4, 2015. A Wilmington, North Carolina native, CSM Connette enlisted in the Army in August 1985. He completed 19D (Cavalry Scout) One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky in December 1985.
His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Master Gunner Course, Scout Platoon Leader's Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Air Assault Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, First Sergeant's Course, Combatives Level One, and the Sergeants Major Course (Class 57).
His assignments include 1-36 IN, 3AD Friedberg Germany; 1-5 Cavalry, 1CD, Fort Hood, TX; 4-7 Cavalry, 3AD, Budingen Germany; 1-16 Cavalry, Fort Knox, KY; 4-7 Cavalry, 2ID, Camp Gary Owen, Korea; 2-2 ACR, Fort Polk, LA; Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), Hohenfels, Germany; 2-3 ACR, Fort Carson, CO; University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; 1-14 Cavalry, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA; 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA; and the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX.
CSM Connette has held numerous leadership positions, including Scout Squad Leader, Scout Section Leader, Scout Platoon Sergeant, Scout Platoon Observer Controller, Cavalry Troop First Sergeant, Cavalry Squadron Command Sergeant Major, Stryker Brigade Command Sergeant Major and Command Sergeant Major.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2 oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal with “V” (valor) Device, Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (9th award), National Defense Service Medal (2 Bronze Stars), Korea Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, GWOT Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 8), Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, NATO Medal, the Valorous Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit.