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On order, 3d CR deploys anywhere in the world and conducts combined arms operations to fight and win.

Steel Squadron CSM


Command Sergeant Major Ruiz

CSM Ruiz is a native of Brooklyn, New York and he enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 1998 as a Fire Direction Specialist. He attended basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

During his career, CSM Ruiz served as an Advance Party Man, Fire Direction Computer Operator, Fire Direction Chief, Battalion Fire Control Sergeant, and Field Artillery Branch Manager at Human Resources Command, Alexandria, VA. He served as Battalion Operations Sergeant for 2d Brigade Special Troops Battalion, and First Sergeant for Bravo Battery 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery, HHB and Alpha Battery 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery at Joint Base Lewis McCord.

He participated in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Unified Response (Haiti) and Operation New Dawn.

CSM Ruiz has been assigned to the following units: B BTRY 2-2 FA, Fort Sill, OK, A BTRY 1-320 FA, Fort Campbell, KY, A BTRY 1-78 FA, Fort Sill, OK, HHB 4-25 FA, Fort Drum, NY, HRC Alexandria, VA, HHB and B BTRY, 2-319 and 2d BSTB Fort Bragg NC, HHB and A BTRY 2-17 FA, Joint Base Lewis McCord, WA.

CSM Ruiz military and civilian education includes the Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course Senior Leaders Course, Battle Staff Course, Air Assault School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster Course, Master Resiliency Training, Field Artillery Master Gunner Course. CSM Ruiz is a graduate of Class 67 of the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy. He completed his Associates Degree from Jefferson Community College.

CSM Ruiz awards and decorations: Bronze Star (3rd Award) Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (11th Award), Army Achievement Medal (6th Award), Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Over Seas Service Ribbon, The NATO medal (ISAF), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, the Driver Badge, and Canadian Jump wings. He is also a member of the prestigious Audie Murphy Club (2005 inductee).


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