Command Sgt. Maj. Michael C. Henry
Command Sergeant Major Michael C. Henry entered the Army in October of 1992, and completed One Station Unit Training for MOS 11B (Infantry) at Fort Benning, Georgia. His initial assignment was with 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Soon after he was selected for assignment to the 25th Infantry Division Long Range Surveillance Detachment (LRSD) serving as a Scout and Junior Radio Transmission Operator. Upon completion of his oversees assignment, CSM Henry joined 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as a Team Leader and Squad Leader. After an 18-month assignment, CSM Henry was selected to serve as a Squad Leader and Weapons Platoon Sergeant with 3rd Ranger Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Fort Benning. Following his assignment in U.S. Army Special Operations Command, he was selected to train future leaders in the 4th Ranger Training Battalion as a Ranger Instructor, and as the Platoon Sergeant for the Merrill’s Platoon. Upon completion of his assignment in the Training and Doctrine Command, CSM Henry was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, as a Platoon Sergeant. He later served in 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment as a Weapons and Infantry Company 1SG before taking on his final role as the Deputy Commandant of the 10th Mountain Division NCO Academy. While at the Academy, CSM Henry was selected to attend the Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. Upon graduation, he was selected to serve as Command Sergeant Major in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy. There he was responsible for 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and after an 18-month tour he was selected to serve as a Brigade Command Sergeant Major with 4th Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Upon completing his assignment in Cadet Command he was selected for a second Brigade position and took responsibility of the 157th Infantry Brigade stationed at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, assigned to First Army East.
Command Sergeant Major Henry has served in every NCO leadership position as an Infantryman, from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major. He has two combat deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 10th Mountain Division in Mahmudiyah Yusufya Provence, 2006-2007, and in the Salman Pak Provence, 2009-2010. He also has two combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the first in the Khost Provence with the 3rd Ranger Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, 2001-2002, and in Logar and Wardak Provence with the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 2012-2013.
Command Sergeant Major Henry’s awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge (w/ Bronze Star, Afghanistan 2001), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, German, Italian and Canadian parachutist badges; Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (w/ 6 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (w/ 8 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Achievement Medal (w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters); Good Conduct Medal (8th award); National Defense Service Ribbon; Iraq Campaign Medal (w/ 3 campaign stars); Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/ 2 campaign stars); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (w/ Arrowhead Device); NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6) and the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4).
Command Sergeant Major Henry is a graduate of Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Air Assault School, U.S. Marine Corps Scout Swimmer course, the U.S. Army Ranger School, Special Operations Tactical Instructor Course, Instructor/ Trainer Course and all of the Army’s NCO Professional Military Education courses, graduating from the USASMA Sergeants Major Course, Class 62, and the NLC 18-02. Command Sergeant Major Henry has an associate’s degree from Excelsior College in Management and Administration Studies and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with the University of Maryland University College in Business Management.