Regimental Command Sergeant Majors
CSM Ronald S. Pflieger
March 2011 - Present
CSM Ron Pflieger is a 1982, graduate of Merrill High School, Merrill, Wisconsin. He entered the Army in 1982, and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia earning the Military Occupational Specialty 31M, Multi-Channel Communications Equipment Operator.
During his 28 year career, he has served in every leadership position from Team Chief to Brigade Command Sergeant Major in a variety of assignments including Division, Corps, Echelons Above Corps, NATO, and Joint Service/Combined Forces.
His assignments include: Radio Operator, and Team Chief, A Company 16th Signal Battalion, 3rd Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; Team Chief, Section Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant, C Company, 97th Signal Battalion (NATO), Mannheim, Germany; Section Sergeant, Operations Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant, D Company, 25th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne), Brigade S3, Signal Control Center Jump Tactical Operations Center, Team Chief, 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Platoon Sergeant, B Company, 122nd Signal Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; 82nd Airborne Division Battlefield Spectrum Manager, Platoon Sergeant, B Company, 82nd Signal Battalion, First Sergeant, C Company 82nd Signal Battalion, Battalion Operations Sergeant, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; J6 Operations Sergeant, Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea, Yongsan, Korea; First Sergeant, C Company, 50th Signal Battalion (Corps)(Forced Entry)(Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Student, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; Division Signal Sergeant Major, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Command Sergeant Major, 327th Signal Battalion (Airborne), Command Sergeant Major, 50th Signal Battalion (Airborne)(Expeditionary), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Command Sergeant Major, 15th Regimental Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Georgia. He was serving as the Command Sergeant Major for the Department of Defense's premier communications unit, the Joint Communications Support Element (Airborne), Joint Forces Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.
He has participated in several deployments/contingencies including Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, Operation RESTORE HOPE, Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, Hurricane Hugo Relief, Hurricane Andrew Relief, Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM.
His military education includes: the Warrior Leaders Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Jumpmaster Course, Rappel Master Course, Air Movement Operations Course, Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Battlefield Spectrum Manager Course, Modern Army Combatives Course and the Combat Lifesaver Course. CSM Pflieger's awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (9 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (one Bronze Service Star), the Southwest Asia Service Medal (three Bronze Campaign Stars), the Iraqi Campaign Medal (two Bronze Campaign Stars), the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal (two Bronze Service Stars), the Defense of Saudi Arabia and the Liberation and Defense of Kuwait Medals, the Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Gold German Parachutist Badge, Australian, British, Italian and French Parachutist Badges, The Gold German Marksmanship and Gold German Proficiency Badges.
He is also a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, the Centurion Jumpmaster Club and has been awarded the Bronze and Silver Orders of Mercury from the Signal Corps Regimental Association.