Division Command Sergeant Major
CSM Andrew Barteky's career in the United States Army began as a Cavalry Scout in February 1987 when he enlisted and attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at FT Knox, KY. CSM Bartekyâ€™s recently served as the Command Sergeant Major for Regional Command South. Prior to assuming the role as the Command Sergeant Major of "America's First Team," CSM Barteky served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) in FT Campbell, KY from February 2013 to November 2013.
Other previous assignments for CSM Barteky include: Command Sergeant Major, Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras from February 2012 to February 2013; Command Sergeant Major, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), FT Campbell, KY from March 2009 to February 2012; Division Sergeant Major (Rear), 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), FT Campbell, KY from June 2008 to March 2009; First Sergeant and Operations Sergeant Major, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), FT Campbell, KY from July 2004 to August 2007; First Sergeant, D Troop, 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, FT Knox, KY from June 2003 to July 2004; Doctrine Developer, Unit Armor Training Center, FT Knox, KY from June 2002 to June 2003; Scout Platoon Trainer/Observer Controller, Operations Group (National Training Center), FT Irwin, CA from November 1999 to June 2002; Platoon Sergeant, 3rd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment in FT Wainwright, AK and Egypt from April 1997 to November 1999; Drill Sergeant/Senior Drill Sergeant, 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment (Cavalry Scout One Station Unit Training), FT Knox, KY from November 1994 to April 1997; Bradley Commander/Instructor, 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, FT Knox, KY from November 1993 to November 1994; Scout/Bradley Gunner/Squad Leader, 3rd Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, Germany from October 1990 to November 1993; and Scout, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry/3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Germany from May 1987 to February 1990.
CSM Barteky's awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (w/ Valor, 1 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), the Valorous Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Star), the Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), the NATO Medal, the Multi-National Forces and Observers Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. CSM Barteky is also a recipient of the Order of Saint George (Bronze Medallion) and he has been inducted as a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
CSM Barteky holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Excelsior College and is also a graduate of Class 58: U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, the Scout Advanced Noncommissioned Officer's Course, the Scout Basic Noncommissioned Officer's Course and the Primary Leadership Development Course.