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Command Sergeant Major

CSM Kyle R. Brinkman

CSM Kyle R. Brinkman is from Napoleon, Ohio. SGM Brinkman entered the Army in Cleveland, Ohio on 9 July 1992 immediately following graduation from Napoleon High School. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama and graduated as a 74D Chemical Operations Specialist.

His assignments include 2nd Chemical Battalion Fort Hood, Texas, as a Decon Specialist and Driver; 63rd Chemical Company, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as a Squad Leader; 626 Forward Support Battalion Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as a Battalion CBRN NCO; 122nd Signal Battalion, Republic of Korea, as a Battalion CBRN NCO; 2nd Chemical Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, as a Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, and Battalion CBRN NCO; Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Fort Belvoir, Virginia, as a Weapons Specialist and Field Supervisor; 23rd Chemical Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, as a Platoon Sergeant, Detachment Sergeant and First Sergeant; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, as USAG HHC First Sergeant and Joint Base Garrison Operations Sergeant; CBRN Sergeant Major for 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; and Battalion Command Sergeant Major for 110th CBRN BN, Joint-Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

His most recent assignment was as the 8th Army G34 Sergeant Major, Republic of Korea. His deployments include the Liberation of Iraq on a Sensitive Site Exploitation Team in support of 1st Marine Division; Transition of Iraq in support of the Iraqi Survey Group (ISG) and Sector Control Point Baghdad (SCP-B) as a Mobile Collection Team NCOIC; Operation Enduring Freedom 06-08 in support of CJTF-82 as the HHD, 23rd Chemical Battalion Detachment Sergeant; and to Kuwait in support of Operation New Dawn as the 61st Chemical Company First Sergeant. The unitís efforts downrange led to the Company being recognized as the 2010 Sibert Award recipient for the best CBRN Company in the active component.

CSM Brinkmanís awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), NATO Medal, and the Air Assault Badge.

He was inducted into the Prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club in 1999 at Fort Hood, Texas, a recipient of the Order of Saint Barbara, and a recipient of the Ancient Order of the Dragon.

CSM Brinkman is a graduate of the Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeantís Course, and the Sergeants Major Academy. He holds a Bachelorís Degree in Homeland Security from American Military University.

BACKGROUND

CSM Kyle R. Brinkman is from Napoleon, Ohio. CSM Brinkman entered the Army in Cleveland, Ohio on 9 July 1992 immediately following graduation from Napoleon High School.

Education:
Bachelors Degree, Homeland Security, American Military University

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