Command Sgt. Major Troy E. Buzard

Command Sgt. Maj. (CSM) Troy E. Buzard enlisted in the Army in 1992 as an 88N (Transportation Movement Coordinator) and conducted basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, with Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Eustis, VA.
His first duty assignment was with the 475th Quartermaster Group (QM GRP), Farrell, PA, as a Team Leader and Section Sergeant until he joined the 335th Replacement Battalion (BN) in Butler, PA, in 1995 as a Section Sergeant. He re-classed to the 77L10 (Petroleum Lab 
Specialist) specialty in 1995. In 1996, he deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF).  
His promotion to Staff Sergeant in 1998 landed him a position as the Petroleum Lab Supervisor to the 247th QM BN in Punxsutawney, PA. He then transferred to the 478th Engineer Company located in Ashland, KY in 2001. He deployed with the 359th Transportation BN located at Fort Eustis, VA in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF), serving as the BN Transportation NCO from March 2003 through February 2004.  
CSM Buzard transferred back to the 475th QM GRP in 2007 and joined the Active Guard Reserve program in July of 2007. He deployed with the 475th QM GRP DET 7 where he served as the Senior Petroleum Laboratory NCO in support of the Central Command (CENTCOM) Joint Petroleum Office throughout the theater of operations for OIF and OEF from December 2009 to November 2010. 
In June 2010, CSM Buzard was assigned as the Detachment Sergeant with the 420th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) located in Los Angeles, CA and deployed to Kuwait from January 2011 to November 2011.  His promotion to Master Sgt. transferred him to the 630th Transportation Company located in Washington, PA as the Senior Truck Master. He became the Chief of Training for the Master Leader Course (MLC) at the 83rd United States Army Reserve Training Center located at Fort Knox, KY from April 2017 to July 2018.  
CSM Buzard attended the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Located in Fort Bliss, TX from August 2018 to June 2019 earning a place on the Commandants List. In July 2019 he was assigned to III Corps located in Fort Hood, TX as the Army Reserve Affairs (ARA) Sgt. Maj. to the Reserve Affairs Director. He was then assigned as the 84th Training Command G3/5/7 Sgt. Maj.

CSM Buzard’s military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1rd Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)), Army Accommodation Medal (4th OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf), Army Good Conduct Medal 5th Award, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (2 OLC), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (bronze hourglass, M device and numeral 4); NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 5, Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon 4th Award, Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with numeral 2, Non-Article Five NATO Medal, Basic Instructor Badge, Drivers Badge. Honorable Order of Saint Martin, German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Gold) and the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Silver).
His military education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Advanced Non-commissioned officer course, Master Leader Course, United States Army Sergeant Major Academy, How the Army Runs Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Company Team Leaders Course, Company Commander First Sergeant Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course (MRT), Net USR Readiness Course, BSM-E Terminal Manager Course, Contracting Officers Representative Course, Petroleum Quality Assurance Course, Anti-Terrorism Level II Course, Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) Level 1 and 2, the Hazardous Material Certifier Course, Faculty Development Program Phase 1 and 2, Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course PH I & II, and IFSC Phase 1 and 2.
CSM Buzard is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso with a Master of Arts in Leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Manager with the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.
CSM Buzard is married, and they have four children.

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