1-62 ADA Battalion Command
CSM Donnell Younger
Command Sergeant Major Donnell Younger enlisted into the Army on 8 August, 1989 as a 16R (Vulcan Crewmember). He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, Texas (Logan Heights). In 1992, he attended the Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle New Equipment Training (NET) at Grafenwoehr Germany. CSM Younger’s duty positions and assignments include Vulcan Crewmember, A/4-3 ADA Larson Barracks, Kitzingen Germany, Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle Gunner, A/4-3 ADA Larson Barracks, Kitzingen Germany, Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle Squad Leader C/1-3 ADA, Fort Stewart, Georgia, Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle Platoon Sergeant A/4-3 ADA Larson Barracks, Kitzingen Germany, Observer Controller 1-362 (TS) (ADA) Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas, First Sergeant B/3-43 ADA, Fort Bliss Texas, First Sergeant, B/1-44 ADA, Fort Bliss, Texas, First Sergeant HHB 1-44 ADA, Fort Bliss Texas, Patriot Master Evaluator HHB/5-7 ADA, Hanau Germany, First Sergeant, C/5-7 ADA, Hanau & Kaiserslautern Germany, Battalion Intelligence NCOIC 5-7 ADA, Brigade Intelligence Sergeant Major 357th Army Air Missile Defense Command, Rhine Ordnance Kaserne, Kaiserslautern Germany, Battalion Operations Sergeant Major 1-44 ADA, Fort Hood Texas, Battalion Operations Sergeant Major 1-44 ADA, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Brigade Operations Sergeant Major 69th ADA, Fort Hood Texas.
CSM Younger’s Military Education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class #63. CSM Younger has earned an Associate Degree in Administrative/Management Studies from Excelsior College, and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security from Excelsior College.
CSM Younger’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5OLC), Army Achievement Medal (16), Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, NCO Professional Development Medal (5th Award), Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), Army Service Ribbon, Drivers Badge (T), and German Schutzenschnur (Bronze).