CSM Mabanag is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, and he enlisted in the Army in March 1997 as a Mechanized Infantryman (11M). In February 2001, he reclassified as an Intelligence analyst (96B) at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
CSM Mabanag served in every leadership position from Team Leader to Task Force Command Sergeant Major. His previous assignments include Bradley gunner and dismount infantryman for 1-9 CAV, 1CD, Fort Hood, TX; S2 NCOIC at 2-3 IN BN, 3-2 SBCT, JBLM, WA; 1SG for 209th MI CO, 3-2 SBCT, JBLM, WA; S3 NCOIC and HHC 1SG for 24th MI BN, 66th MI BDE, Wiesbaden, Germany; S3 Training NCOIC for 66th MI BDE, Wiesbaden, Germany; BDE S3 OPS SGM for 501st MI BDE, Yongsan, ROK; Task Force CSM for Task Force 5 (BEB), OPS GRP, Fort Polk, LA. He recently served as the G2 SGM at 3ID, Fort Stewart, GA.
His overseas assignment includes Wiesbaden Germany and Yongsan, Republic of Korea. He deployed to Iraq during the transition of Iraq, National Resolution, and Iraqi Sovereignty.
In addition to all NCOPDS courses, CSM Mabanag’s military education includes the Equal Opportunity course, Battle Staff NCO course, and Observer Controller Trainer course to name a few. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 65.
His civilian education includes a high school diploma from Waipahu High School, an Associate degree in Liberal Arts from Leeward Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii (Manoa campus), and a Masters Degree in Intelligence Studies from American Military University.
CSM Mabanag’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star medal (2nd award), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Army Achievement Medal (4th award), Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, and German Schuzesnur award (gold). He is also a recipient of the Knowlton Award of Military Intelligence Excellence.
CSM Mabanag is married to the former Melody Labrador. They have four children. Their eldest daughter, Anna (27), lives with her fiancé in Oregon; their daughter, Samantha (21), and granddaughter, Liliana (1), live in Fort Worth, TX; their son, Michael Anthony (19), and youngest daughter, Mariah (16), reside at home.