Command Sgt. Major Michael Starrett

Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Starrett’s basic active service date is 23 October 1992, entering from Dallas, Texas. He conducted Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia, as a 31L, Cable Systems Installer/Maintainer.

CSM Starrett’s assignments include: 43rd Signal Battalion, Heidelberg, Germany; 3/18 Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Battery Communications Chief, 2/3 Field Artillery, Giessen, Germany; Section Sergeant, 69th Signal Co, 504th Signal Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Transmission Systems Operations (OPS) SGT, B Co, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Mannheim, Germany; Network OPS Chief and Platoon Sergeant, HHC, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Mannheim, Germany; Senior Telecom OPS NCO and Senior Network OPS NCO, 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Mannheim, Germany; First Sergeant, B Co, 67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia; First Sergeant, HHC, 7th Signal Command, Fort Gordon, Georgia; OPS SGM, 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Georgia; G6 OPS SGM, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; and last served as the Battalion CSM, 51st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

CSM Starrett’s military education include: Combat Lifesaver Course, USAF Airlift Course, Battle Staff Course, Unit Antiterrorism Advisor Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Battalion, Brigade, and Garrison Pre-command Courses, the Primary Leadership Development Course (WLC), Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (ALC), Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course (SLC), First Sergeant Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 65).

CSM Starrett’s awards and decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OCL), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OCL), the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal (8th AWD), the National Defense Medal (1 BS), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 CS), the Global War on Terrorism Campaign Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), the Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 4), and the NATO Medal.

CSM Starrett is married to the former Angelina Meza, and they have four daughters.