Command Sergeant Major David P. Hanson

Command Sergeant Major, JRTC and Fort Polk

CSM David P. Hanson entered the Army on September 4th, 1996. He completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as an Infantryman at Fort Benning, GA.

CSM Hanson’s assignments include Rifleman, Grenadier, and Automatic Rifleman, 1st BN, 23d Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, WA; and 2nd BN, 9th Infantry Regiment, Camp Casey, Korea; Team, Squad, and Scout Squad Leader, 2nd BN, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; Observer Controller, Task Force II, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) Operations Group, Fort Polk, LA; Platoon Sergeant and Scout Platoon Sergeant, 1st BN, 87th Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, NY; First Sergeant, 2nd BN, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, NY; Senior Military Science Instructor, Lock Haven University, PA; Operations Sergeant Major, 1st Squadron, 40th Calvary (Airborne), Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), AK; CSM, 3d Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), JBER, AK; CSM, Live Fire Division, JRTC Operations Group, Fort Polk, LA; CSM, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, NY; CSM Hanson’s most recent assignment was CSM,157th Infantry Brigade, Camp Adderbury, IN.

His deployments include Operations Enduring Freedom II, Operation Iraqi Freedom VII, Operation Enduring Freedom X, Operation Joint Guardian XIX (KFOR19), and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan, in support of NATO Resolute Support.

CSM Hanson is a graduate of every Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System from the Basic Leader Course to the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Sergeants Major Course (Class 64). He is also a graduate of the Combat Lifesaver Course, Unit Armorer Course, U.S. Army Airborne School, U.S. Army Ranger School, U.S. Army Sniper School, 82nd Airborne Division Master Gunner Course (Light), 82nd Airborne Division Jumpmaster School, JRTC Observer Controller Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, U.S. Army Pathfinder School, Joint Firepower Controller Course, CO CDR/1SG Course, U.S. Army Master Resilience Trainer Course, Cold Weather Orientation Course, Center for Creative Leadership, DoD Defense Support of Civil Authorities, and BN and BDE Pre-Command Course/Command Sergeants Major Course.  

CSM Hanson’s civilian eduacation includes an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Excelsior College, Albany NY.

CSM Hanson’s awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit (with one OLC), Bronze Star (with one OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with three OLC), Army Commedation Medal (with four OLC), Army Achievement Medal (with five OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award (with one OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Candian Airborne Wings, Australian Airborne Wings, Japaneese Airborne Wings and the German Schützenschnur in Gold.

CSM Hanson is married with three children.