Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Margiano, 2-210th Aviation Regiment

Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Margiano was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was raised in Queens, New York, and graduated from Francis Lewis High School in Flushing, Queens. After working as an electrician for eight years, he joined the Army in May 2000.

Margiano completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Advanced Individual Training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds as the Distinguished Honor Graduate. After two years serving as a generator mechanic, he re-classed to 15T UH60 Black Hawk mechanic at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

His leadership positions include every position from squad leader through command sergeant major. His duty assignments include: V Corps Artillery, Tompkins Barracks, Germany; JRTC Flight Detachment, Fort Polk, Louisiana; A Co, 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Soto Cano, Honduras; USAAD, Soto Cano, Honduras; Utility Helicopter Division, Fort Eustis; C Co., 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; C Co., 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas; C Co., 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Wheeler Army Airfield; B Co., 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Wheeler Army Airfield; A Co., 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, Fort Drum, New York; Gray Eagle, 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, Fort Drum; and division chief, A Co., 2-210th Aviation Regiment, Fort Eustis.

Margiano’s military and civilian education includes: United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Total Army Instructors Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Basic Leader Course, Field Sanitation Course, Hazmat Transportation Course and Combat Lifesaver Course. He has an Associates of Arts degree in general studies from Central Texas College.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal (Numeral 3), Army Commendation Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Coast Guard Achievement Medal (with O device), Korean Defense Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal (Numeral 5) Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2nd Campaign Star), Iraq Campaign Medal, NATO Medal (2), Honorable Order of St. Michael (Bronze Award).