Command Sergeant Major Joshua R. Bitle was previously assigned as the 193rd Brigade Operations Sergeant Major from August 17, 2019 to 1 July 2020.
Command Sergeant Major Bitle joined the Army in September 1996 as a 19K M1A1 Armor Crewman. His previous assignments include Command Sergeant Major 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division from 7 August 2020 to 10 May 2022, 193rd Brigade Operations Sergeant Major from August 17, 2019 to 1 July 2020 Command Sergeant Major, 6th Squadron, 1st U.S. Cavalry. The United States Sergeant Major Academy, Ft Bliss, TX. Operations Sergeant, HHC and D co 1SG 1-6 Infantry, 2nd ABCT, 1st Armor Division Ft Bliss, TX. 1SG A Trp, 1st Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry, 4th ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft Hood, TX. Platoon Sergeant 1st Platoon, D co 2-7 Cavalry (Garry Owen), 4th ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft Hood, TX. Senior Drill Sergeant 1st Platoon, 1-81 Armor Battalion, 1st Armor Training Brigade, Ft Knox, KY. Drill Sergeant, 2-46 Infantry Battalion, 1st Armor Training Brigade, Ft Knox, KY. Tank Commander B Trp 1st Squadron, 1st U.S. Cavalry, Budingen, GE. Tank Gunner 2nd Squadron, 3rd U.S. Cavalry, Ft Carson, CO. Tank Driver/Loader 2nd BN,-72 Armor, Camp Casey, Korea.
Command Sergeant Major Bitle’s combat deployments include; Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003, and 2008-2009, Operation New Dawn 2010-2011, and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan 2017.
His civilian and military education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Humboldt State University. His Army Schools include all levels of NCOPDS to include the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy Class 66 and the United States Army Drill Sergeant School.
Command Sergeant Major Bitle’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (two bronze oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (three bronze oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (silver oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (one silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (one service star), Iraq Campaign Medal (five service stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Volunteer Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and Driver Badge-Track. He has been inducted into the Armor and Cavalry Order of Saint George (Bronze Medallion).