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 Fort Knox, Kentucky. 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 Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
In previous assignments, CSM Barteky served as the Command Sergeant Major of Joint Task Force-Bravo in Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. Prior tours at Fort Campbell for CSM Barteky include serving as the Command Sergeant Major of 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT); the Division CSM (rear) 101st Airborne Division (AASLT); and also a 1SG and Operations Sergeant Major with the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment. Previously he also served as a Cavalry doctrine writer and developer and as 1SG for the 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He has also served as an Observer Controller for the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California; a Platoon Sergeant for the 3rd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment in Fort Wainwright, Alaska; a Drill Sergeant at the Cavalry Scout One Station Unit Training in Fort Knox, Kentucky; a Squad Leader for the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division in Germany; and a Cavalry Scout with the 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry, 3rd Armor Division in Germany.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 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 Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), the Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Noncommissioned Officer’s Professional Development Medal (Numeral 4), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), the NATO Medal and the Multi-National Forces and Observers Medal. CSM Barteky is also a recipient of the Air Assault Badge, the Airborne Badge, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.
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.