Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Perez Quitugua Jr.
Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Perez Quitugua Jr. is originally from the island of Guam. He enlisted in the Army and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, as a 74D, chemical operations specialist in February 1998.
Quitugua’s previous duty assignments include squad leader, 69th Chemical Company, Hutier Kaserne, Germany; CO CBRN NCO, 1-27 Infantry BN, 25th ID, Hawaii; CO CBRN NCO, 1-21 IN BN, 25th ID, Hawaii; BN CBRN NCO 2-27 IN BN, 25th ID, Hawaii; operations sergeant, DIV CBRN Cell, 25th ID, Hawaii; platoon sergeant, G-3, 25th ID, Hawaii; operations sergeant, protection cell, Fort Riley, Kansas; first sergeant, 172nd Chemical Company, Fort Riley; first sergeant, HHC, 10th Regional Support Group, Okinawa, Japan; S-3 operations sergeant NCOIC; 10th Regional Support Group, Okinawa, Japan; and instructor/facilitator, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. He assumed responsibility as the battalion command sergeant major of 22d Chemical Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas, in July 2018. He has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn.
Quitugua’s military education includes Primary Development Leadership Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Basic Noncommissioned Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Advanced Noncommissioned Course (Leadership Award), the First Sergeant Course, and the Sergeant Majors Course Class 67 (Commandant’s List). He is also a graduate of the Equal Opportunity Course, Battle Staff Course, NATO NBC Defense Course, CBRN Dismounted Reconnaissance Course, and Air Assault Course. He has an associate’s degree in military studies from Barton Community College, Bachelor of Science in social science from Excelsior College, and a Master of Science in organizational development and leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas.
Quitugua’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, Military Instructor Badge, and various other awards and ribbons for service and dedication to the Army.
Quitugua is a member of the Chemical Corps’ Honorable Order of the Dragon and the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.