U.S. ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS
Hall of Fame
Command Sergeant Major Peter L. Hiltner
Command Sergeant Major Peter L. Hiltner was born in Freeport, Minnesota. He joined the Minnesota U.S. Army National Guard in 1969, completed One Station Unit Training at the Military Police School at Fort McClellan, Alabama, and then reclassified to the Chemical Corps in 1982.
Command Sergeant Major Hiltner served as the 9th Chemical Corps Regimental Command Sergeant Major from 2002 to 2004. Among his other assignments were: CSM 23rd Area Support Group, Pyongtaek, Korea; CSM, 82nd Chemical Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; First Sergeant, 4th Chemical Company, Camp Casey, Korea; Course Manager, Technical Escort Course, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Nuclear Biological Chemical Noncommissioned Officer, Charlie Company, 82nd Engineer Battalion, Bamberg, Germany. He participated in the defense of Saudi Arabia, the liberation of Kuwait and the Southwest Asia cease-fire campaigns.
Command Sergeant Major Hiltner completed the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, the First Sergeants Course, the Battle Staff Course, the Technical Escort Course and the Inspector General’s Course. He graduated with honors and exceeded the course standards of these courses.
Command Sergeant Major Hiltner received a bachelor’s degree in police administration from Columbia College and a master’s degree in management from Webster University.
Command Sergeant Major Hiltner’s awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (6 OLC) and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
Command Sergeant Major Hiltner was named the 2nd Honorary Sergeant Major of the Chemical Corps in 2004.