CSM Michael Spear
CSM Michael Spear is a native of Twenty Nine Palms, California and enlisted in the Army in July 1999 and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia as an Infantryman.
He has served in a variety of Airborne, Light Infantry and Calvary leadership positions to include: Recon Team Leader, Recon Squad Leader, Rifle Fire Team Leader, Rifle Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major and Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
His assignments include 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia; 2nd Squadron 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, Fort Irwin, California; 5th Squadron, 73rd Calvary Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. His overseas deployments include one tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan for combat operations.
CSM Spear’s military education includes Airborne School, Ranger School, Sniper School, Warrior Leaders Course, Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course, Air Assault School, Advanced Leaders Course, NATO Special Recognition Course, Senior Leaders Course, Recon and Surveillance Leaders Course, Basic Instructor Training Course, Jumpmaster School, Basic Military Freefall Parachutist School, 1SG Course, Observer Controller Academy and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 65).
CSM Spear’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Bronze Star Medal (3OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), Iraqi Campaign Medal (1CS), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1CS), NATO Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Wings, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Italian Jump Wings, Ecuadorian Jump Wings, Chilean Jump Wings.
CSM Spear is a Centurion in the Order of Saint Maurice and a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
CSM Spear is married with four children.