Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Wrensch

Command Sergeant Major Raymond Wrensch enlisted into the U.S. Army from Danville, Illinois, in August 2003 as an Infantryman.

He attended One Station Unit Training, Airborne School, and the Ranger Indoctrination Program at Fort Benning, Georgia.

His assignments include 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; First Sergeant in 1st Battalion, 3rd US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Virginia; United States Sergeant Major Academy (CL70), Fort Bliss, Texas; Asymmetric Warfare Group, Fort Meade, Maryland and Command Sergeant Major of 2-503rd Battalion, 173rd IBCT (A), Vicenza, Italy. He has deployed on four occasions to Iraq and five occasions to Afghanistan.

CSM Wrensch’s military education includes Airborne School, Ranger Indoctrination Program, Ranger School, Pathfinder School, Warrior Leader Course, Jump Master School, Advance Leader Course, Master Breacher Course, Maneuver Senior Leader Course, Ranger Assessment and Selection 2, Heavy Weapons Leader Course, Military District of Washington 1SG/Commander Course, Sergeant’s Major Course, and Battalion and Brigade Pre-Command Courses. His civilian education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University and Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from University of Texas El Paso.

CSM Wrensch’s awards include Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (9th award), Presidential Unit Citation Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award (2nd award), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3rd award), Iraq Campaign Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (5th award), Army Service Ribbon, Over Seas Service Ribbon (3rd award), North American Treaty Organization Medal, Combat Infantrymen’s Badge, Expert Infantrymen’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and numerous Foreign Badges.

He is joined in Germany by his wife Jennifer and their three children.