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Mission Statement

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

Tiger Squadron CSM


Command Sergeant Major Cardona

A native of Houston, Texas, CSM Yair Cardona enlisted in the Army in 1999 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as a 11B (Infantryman) at Fort Benning, Georgia.

CSM Cardona's assignments include HHC AMF(L), Coleman Barracks, Mannheim, Germany, B Co., 3-502 IN, 101st (ABN) Air Assault, Ft. Campbell, KY, A Co., 1-38 IN, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, C Co., 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Eglin AFB, FL, C Co., 4-9 IN, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, and Task Force 1, Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center, Ft. Polk, LA. CSM Cardona has deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

CSM Cardona's military education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System, Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course, Jumpmaster Course, Pathfinder Course, Air Assault Course, Basic Instructor’s Course, Senior Tactical Instructor Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, and the Battle Staff Course. He is a graduate of Class 67 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.

CSM Cardona's awards include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd award), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (4th award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (w/ 2 stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Medal (5th award), Overseas Service Ribbon (4th award), Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist badge, Pathfinder badge, Air Assault Badge, Australian and German foreign jump wings.


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