Command Sergeant Major Michael R. Conaty assumed duties as the 19th Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) on August 2, 2022.
As the command sergeant major for a 9,000-person, two-star global command, Command Sergeant Major Conaty serves as the U.S. Army’s command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) and medical materiel integrator. He is responsible for enabling the U.S. Army's warfighting readiness by providing sustainable global C5ISR and medical materiel support.
Raised in Seaford, New York, CSM Conaty entered service on October 10, 1991 as a Signal Support Systems Specialist (31U). He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Thomas Edison State University. During his 31 years of service, CSM Conaty has served in a variety of command and staff positions to include Division G3 Sergeant Major of the 1st Armored Division, III Armored Corps in Fort Bliss, Texas and Command Sergeant Major of the 2d Theater Signal Brigade, Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) in Wiesbaden, Germany. His most recent assignment was as the Sergeant Major to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6/CIO, U.S. Army Forces Command.
CSM Conaty has held leadership positions at every operational level from squad leader to Command Sergeant Major with significant assignments as Forward Signal Support Noncommissioned Officer and Squadron Communications Chief, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; Senior Signal Systems Support Chief, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Brigade S3 Sergeant Major, 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Gordon, Georgia (known as Fort Eisenhower since 2023); and Command Sergeant Major of the 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas.
CSM Conaty is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His military awards include the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; the Army Meritorious Service Medal, five oak leaf clusters; the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Army Commendation Medal, three oak leaf clusters; the Army Achievement Medal, nine oak leaf clusters; the Good Conduct Medal, eighth award; the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the United Nations Medal; the NATO Medal; the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge; the German Troop Proficiency Badge; and the Signal Regiment Order of Mercury (Bronze).