Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Fritzinger

Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Fritzinger enlisted in the U.S. Army on 31 January of 2000, from Inverness, Florida as a Chemical Operations Specialist.  After completing One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri he served in a variety of duty positions to include CBRN Specialist and CBRN NCO at 501st Signal Battalion, Fort Campbell KY, Biological Detection (BIDS) Squad Leader at 7th Chemical Company, 83d Chemical Battalion, Fort Polk LA, Recruiter at Lansing Recruiting Company, Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion, Lansing MI, Chemical Reconnaissance Detection (SF CRD) Team Leader at 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell KY, Platoon Sergeant at Group Service Support Company, Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell KY, AC/RC Senior Chemical Advisor at 196th Infantry Brigade, Fort Shafter HI, CBRN Operations Sergeant at 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam HI, Company First Sergeant at 71st Chemical Company, 303d Ordnance Battalion (EOD), Schofield Barracks HI, CBRN Operations Sergeant at 1st Special Forces Command (A), United States Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg NC, Class 70 Student at the Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Center of Excellence, Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss TX, Division CBRN SGM at 2nd Infantry Division/ ROK – US Combined Division (RUCD), Camp Humphreys, S. Korea, Battalion Command Sergeant Major at 83d Chemical Battalion, Fort Stewart GA, and assuming responsibility as the Command Sergeant Major of United States Army Garrison Yongsan-Casey, S. Korea.  His three combat deployments all include tours to support Iraq during the campaigns of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

CSM Fritzinger’s military education include Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course (Commandants’ List), Class 70 Sergeants Major Academy – Resident (Commandants’ List), Air Assault School, NBC Defense Course, Combat Communication Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Field Hygiene and Sanitation Course, Biological Integrated Detection System (L4), Army Recruiter Course (4), GRAPLE Instructor Course, Airborne School (P), Technical Escort (L3), Hazardous Materials Awareness, Operations and Technician, Tactical Combat Medical Casualty Care, Combative Level 1 and 2, Army Basic Instructor Course (8), Battle Staff (2S) (Commandants’ List), Environmental Compliance Officer, Anti-Terrorism Officer Course, CO CDR/1SG Pre-Command Course, Structured Self-Development (SSD) Level 4 and 5, Senior Enlisted Joint Military Professional Education (SEJPME) I and II Course, Technical Exploitation Course, and Common Facility Development – Instructor Course (8), BN and BDE Pre-Command/ Command SGM Course, CSM Development Program (BN and BDE), and National Training Center OC/T Course.  His civilian education includes an Associate’s of Arts in General Studies and a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Management through Columbia Southern University.

CSM Fritzinger’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (5OLC), Army Commendation Medal (7OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation (3OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (4 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), Drivers Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, German and Chilean Foreign Jump Wings, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Silver), Recruiting Badge Gold (3rd Sapphire), Gold Recruiter Ring, Glen E. Morrell Medallion and is an Ancient Order of the Dragon Medal recipient.