Command Sgt. Maj. Roberto C. Franco

CSM Roberto C. Franco hails from Pomona, California. He joined the United States Army in August of 1996 as a Bridge Crewmember (MOS 12C). CSM Franco attended the Combat Engineer One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

CSM Franco’s assignments include Bridge Crewmember, RECON Sergeant, and Platoon Sergeant in the 814th EN Float Bridge Co, Fort Polk, LA. Boat Operator, and Assistant Bridge Crew Chief in the 50th EN Assault Float Bridge Co, Camp La Guardia, Korea. Bridge Section Leader in the 74th EN Assault Float Bridge Co, Fort Hood, TX., Drill Sergeant in A Co, 2nd BN, 13th INF REG, Fort Jackson, SC. First Sergeant for the 93rd EN (VER) Co, and the 178th EN Co, 46th EN BN, Fort Polk, LA. Observer / Controller / Trainer (OC/T) on the Sidewinder Team, Operations Group, NTC, Fort Irwin, CA. Student at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), Fort Bliss, TX. S3 Operations SGM for the 20th EN BN, 36th EN BDE Fort Hood, TX CSM Franco’s last duty assignments was 70th Brigade Engineer Battalion Command Sergeant Major.

CSM Franco’s military education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System through the Sergeants’ Major Course (Class 69). He is a graduate of Air assault school, Master Fitness Trainer Course, U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School, Combatives Level 1/2, Battle Staff Course, Observer Controller Trainer Academy, Dismounted Counter IED Master Trainer course, and Master Resilience Trainer Course. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts in Leadership and Workforce Development from Excelsior University.

CSM Franco’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6OLC), Army Achievement Medal (8OLC), Good Conduct Medal (9th award), National Defense Medal with Bronze Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal. He earned the Expert Soldier Badge (ESB), Air Assault Badge, Driver’s Badge (Wheeled), Driver’s Badge (Mechanic), Drill Sergeant Badge, and the German Armed Forces Fitness Proficiency Badge. He is a recipient of the AEA Order of the de Fleury Medal (Bronze)

CSM Franco is married to his childhood sweetheart and former neighbor, Lissette Franco, also from Pomona, California. They have two children.