CSM Roger Heinze is a native of Indiana. He enlisted in the Army on the March 7, 1988, and attended One Station Unit Training as a 19K Armor Crewman at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
CSM Heinz's overseas assignments include one tour in Germany, and five combat tours in Southwest Asia. His five combat tours were as Tank Loader with 1-8 CAV, 1CD (Desert Shield/Desert Storm); Tank Platoon Sergeant with C Company 1-67 AR BN 4ID (OIF I 03-04); First Sergeant with C Company, 2-8 CAB, 4th ID (OIF 05-07); Command Sergeant Major of 2nd SQDN, 3d ACR (OND 10-11); and Command Sergeant Major of 1st SQDN, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1CD (OEF 12-13). His stateside assignments include tours at Fort Hood, TX and Fort Carson, CO. He has served in a variety of other duty positions to include tank driver, gunner, tank commander, recruiter, and Command Sergeant Major, 4ID(R).
CSM Heinze has attended various military schools to include the Army Recruiting Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, the Pre-Command Course, Command Sergeants Major Designee Course, and the Non-Resident U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.
His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (V Device and 4 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (8 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (8 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (4th Award), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (6th Award), NCOPD Ribbon (4th Award), Army Service ribbon, Saudi Arabian Medal for Liberation of Kuwait, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Combat Action Badge, Gold Recruiter Identification Badge, and Gold Recruiter Ring. CSM Heinze is also a member of the prestigious Audie Murphy Club and recipient of the Order of Saint George - Bronze.
CSM Heinze is married to the former Charlotte Hyland. Together they have three sons, one of which is an Infantryman PFC in 1-12 CAV, 3BCT, 1CD.