Command Sgt. Major James J. Prasse

Command Sergeant Major (CSM) James Prasse entered the Army on Aug. 1, 1995 from Henderson, NV, and completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC, with Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, GA, where he earned the Military Occupational Specialty of 25S, Satellite System Operator/Maintainer.

CSM Prasse’s assignments include Satellite System Operator/Maintainer A Co., 40th Signal Battalion, Fort Huachuca, AZ; Team Chief 229th Signal Company, 307th Signal Battalion, Camp Carroll, South Korea;  Shift Supervisor and Maintenance NCOIC, A Co. 1111th Signal Battalion, Fort Detrick, MD; Shift Supervisor and Maintenance NCOIC, E Co. 302d Signal Battalion, Fort Belvoir, VA; Radio Telephone Operator to First Sergeant, Joint Communications Unit (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant, HHC and Senior Enlisted Advisor, Theater Signal Support Company (TSSC) 112th Signal Battalion (Special Operations) (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC.  He has also served as the Operations Sergeant Major for the 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical) Fort Gordon, GA, Command Sergeant Major for the 36th Signal Battalion, Camp Walker, South Korea, and G6 Sergeant Major for the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

CSM Prasse’s deployments include multiple rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

CSM Prasse’s military education includes, the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, the Special Operations Radio Operators Course (SOROC), Basic Airborne School, Jumpmaster Course, Military Freefall Course, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course, the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, the First Sergeants Course, and the Sergeants Major Course (Class 65).  His civilian education includes an Associate’s Degree in Business Management/Administration from Excelsior College and is completing a Bachelor’s Degree in the same area of study.

CSM Prasse’s awards and decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with six oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two stars, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with four stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal,  the Global War on Terrorism Campaign Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, 6th award, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.

CSM Prasse and his wife, Deborah, have two children.