Command Sergeant Major Michael Dills enlisted in the United States Army in July 1996 as an 11B Infantryman. After completing One-Station Unit Training at Fort Benning GA, he completed two subsequent assignments before reenlisting to become a Combat Medic. He has held numerous medical and leadership positions including Advanced Trauma Life Support NCO, Senior Line Medic, Squad Leader, Aid Station NCOIC, Medical Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Chief Medical NCO for the First Infantry Division. He also served as a Senior Medical Observer Coach/Trainer (Cobra Team) and as the AMEDD Board NCOIC. His assignments include: 505th PIR, Fort Bragg NC; 502nd IN, Fort Campbell KY; 10th Combat Support Hospital and the 2d Forward Surgical Team, Fort Carson CO; 1-9 IN Camp, Casey Korea, 3-61 CAV, Fort Carson, CO; Operations Group, Fort Irwin CA; Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson CO; 560th Medical Company (GA), Camp Stanley Korea; AMEDD Center and Schools, JBSA; Division Surgeon Office, Fort Riley KS. CSM Dills most recently served as the Command Sergeant Major of Irwin Army Community Hospital.

CSM Dills’ military and civilian education include Airborne School, Air Assault School, Battle Staff, Master Resiliency Trainer, Master Fitness Trainer, and Instructor Training course. He is also a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, and the United States Sergeants Major Academy. CSM Dills holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Workforce Development from the Command and General Staff College and was the first Noncommissioned Officer in the Army to receive this degree. 

His awards and decorations include: The Meritorious Service Medal 4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Achievement Medal 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal 7th knot, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 CS, Iraq Campaign Medal with 4 CS, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 5, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 3, NATO Medal, and the Multinational Force & Observers Medal. His unit awards include the Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation. He was also awarded the Latvian Medal of Diligence by the Commanding General of the Latvian Forces. 

He has earned the Combat Medical Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.