Command Sergeant Major Christopher M. Ausbun
CSM, HQ, U.S. Army Garrison, JRTC and Fort Polk
CSM Ausbun is a native of Colorado Springs, CO and enlisted in the US Army in November 1998. He received training as a 19D Cavalry Scout at Fort Knox, KY and held the positions of Bradley Fighting Vehicle Driver/Gunner, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander, Drill Sergeant, Section Sergeant, Scout Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major, and BN Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Ausbun’s assignments include Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson Colorado. Echo Troop, 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood TX. United States Military Academy Bravo Company, 2nd Regiment at West Point New York. Maddog Troop, and HeadHunter Troop, 4th Squadron 3rd Cavalry Regiment Fort Hood, Texas. 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry, and 3rd Brigade 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. Overseas assignments include: Operation Bright Star, Operation Iraqi Freedom I, and Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09. CSM Ausbun most recently served as the CSM 1st BN, 61st IN REG, 165th IN BDE.
CSM Ausbun’s awards and decorations include: Bronze star with “v” device, Bronze star, Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OCL), Army Good Conduct Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, NCOES ribbon (number 4) Military Outstanding Volunteer medal, Army service ribbon, overseas ribbon. CSM Ausbun has also been awarded the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Air Assault Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Army Drivers Badge (Track), Combat Action Badge, Gold German Proficiency Badge, Order of St. George (Bronze). Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Member.
CSM Ausbun is a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic and Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. CSM Ausbun holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Central Texas College, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior College, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Excelsior College.