Command Sgt. Major Daniel R. Durette

CSM Daniel R. Durette is a native of Colonia, New Jersey.  He enlisted in the United States Army on 22 July 1998. Upon completion of Basic Training at Fort Knox, KY and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eisenhower, GA CSM Durette was awarded the MOS 31F, Network Switching Systems Operator-Maintainer.  CSM Durette reclassified to 25B Information Systems Specialist in 2008. 

CSM Durette has served in all leadership positions from to Team Chief to Battalion Command Sergeant Major and his assignments include D Co 122d Signal Battalion, Camp Red Cloud Korea, HHC 17th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, OK, 334th Signal Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team 2 Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA, HHC 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Wheeler Army Airfield, HI, 93d Strategic Signal Brigade, Fort Eustis, VA, B Co 447th Signal Battalion, E Co 551st Signal Battalion and HHC 7th Signal Command (Theater) Fort Eisenhower, GA, HHD 54th Strategic Signal Battalion, Camp Arifjan Kuwait, the US Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX, 106th Strategic Signal Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, TX, 54th Strategic Signal Battalion, Camp Arifjan Kuwait and the US Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, KY. CSM Durette has 3 Combat Deployments to Iraq. 

CSM Durette’s military education includes Combat Lifesaver Course, Standardized COMSEC Custodian Course, Technical Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Combatives Level 1, AIT Platoon Sergeant Course, Master Resilience Training Course, Common Faculty Development and Instructors Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Advanced Leader Course (Commandant’s List (CL)), Senior Leader Course (CL), the Company Commander/First Sergeant Pre-Command Course, the Sergeants Major Course Class 69 (CL), the BDE/BN Precommand Courses and the BDE/BN CSM Development Courses. CSM Durette has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Leadership and Workforce Development from the US Army Command and General Staff College.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (8 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Army Valorous Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Notch), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Stars), Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 6). He is an awardee of the Signal Corps’ Bronze Order of Mercury and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold).