Command Sergeant Major Robert E. Matson
CSM Matson reported to Basic and Advanced Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama in October 1990
CSM Mattson has served in every leadership position from team leader to SGM, and other positions to include Desk Sergeant, Recruiter, Traffic NCOIC, Detachment Sergeant, Brigade Plans NCO, Provost Sergeant, Battalion Operations SGM, Brigade Operations SGM, and Director of Emergency Services SGM. His stateside assignments include Fort Devens Massachusetts, Fort Jackson South Carolina, Nashville Recruiting Battalion, Fort Lewis Washington, Fort Carson Colorado, and Fort Campbell Kentucky. His overseas assignments include Schofield Barracks Hawaii, Fort Shafter Hawaii, Hohenfels Germany, and Guantanamo Bay Cuba. He has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa for combat, humanitarian, and peacekeeping operations.
CSM Mattson’s military schools include the Air Assault Course, Special Reaction Team, Marksman Observer, Warrior Leader Course, Unit Armorer Course, Recruiter School, Advance Leader Course, Family Advocacy Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeant Course, Sergeants Major Academy (Class 64), and the Master Resilience Trainer Course. His civilian education includes a high school diploma from Bridgewater High School, Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, and he is currently working on his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice.
CSM Mattson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak-leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with silver oak-leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with two silver oak-leaf clusters, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal, South West Asia Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Medal (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), NATO Medal-Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Master Recruiter Badge (two sapphires), and the Air Assault Badge.
CSM Mattson currently resides in Fort Polk, LA with his wife, daughter, and son.