Command Sgt. Maj. Vern B. Daley
Command Sgt. Maj. Daley enlisted in the U.S. Army on 2 May 1989. He completed Infantry OSUT as an Anti-Armor Infantryman at Ft. Benning, GA.
CSM Daley has served in the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and Regular Army for more than 32 years in various Airborne, Light, and Stryker Infantry assignment throughout the United States and overseas. He has held leadership positions as a Team Leader, Squad Leader, Section Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, and Brigade Sergeant Major. His time in the U.S. Army includes service with A Co 1-167 IN ANG; HHD 2-152 AR ANG; A Co 1-20 SFG(A); D Co 3-327 IN at Ft. Campbell, KY; D Co 1-325 AIR at Ft. Bragg, NC; D Co 1-503 IN in the Republic of Korea; B Co and D Co 2-11 IN at Ft. Benning, GA; D Co 3-509 IN ABN, B Co and HHC 1-501 IN ABN, and HHC 4/25 IBCT ABN at Ft. Richardson, AK.
Since his promotion to Sergeant Major in 2012, his assignments have included Operations Sergeant Major, 5-1 CAV, 1/25 SBCT and Command Sergeant Major, 3-21 IN, 1/25 SBCT at Fort Wainwright, AK; Command Sergeant Major, 193rd IN BDE, Fort Jackson, SC; Infantry Branch SGM, EPMD, HRC, and Command Management Branch SGM, SMMD, HRC at Fort Knox, KY; and most recently as SGM, PEO Soldier at Fort Belvoir, VA. He is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major for U.S. Army Alaska at JBER, AK.
CSM Daley is a graduate of Excelsior College with a Bachelor of Science degree. His military education includes the Basic Airborne Couse, Total Army Instructors Course, and all level of the Non-Commissioned Officer Education System. He is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 62, the Nominative Leaders Course, and the Strategic Broadening Program at the United States Army War College.
His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (8th award), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 CS), Iraq Campaign Medal (1 CS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 7), NATO Medal (2nd AWD), Valorous Unit Award (2 OLC), Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Parachutist Badge, German Marksmanship Badge (Bronze), and Order of St. Maurice (Primicerius).
CSM Daley is married to the former Suzanne Rauch and together they have two children: AnnaBeth and Buddy.