Brigade Command Sergeant Major
189th Infantry Brigade


CSM Thomas C. Reitmeier is a native of Minnesota, enlisting in the Army July 1986. CSM Reitmeier completed basic and advanced individual training as a 19D Armored Calvary Scout at Ft. Knox, Kand reclassified to Field Artillery in 1990. Since that time CSM Reitmeier’s duty stations include, HHC 3rd BN 73rd Airborne Armor Regiment, Ft. Bragg N.C. C/ 2nd BN, 14th Field Artillery (FA) Bamberg Germany, HHB VII Corps, Corps Artillery, Augsburg Germany, 1ST, 2nd, and 3rd BNs, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment (AFAR), Ft. Bragg NC, 1st Army Readiness Group, Ft. Snelling MN, HHC 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud Korea, the Joint Readiness Training Center, Ft. Polk LA, HHS/ 1st BN 12th (FA), Ft. Sill OK, HHB 17th FA BDE Ft. Sill OK, 1st BCD, Davis-Monthan AFB Tucson AZ, and 1st BN 37 FAR, 3rd SBCT, JBLM.

CSM Reitmeier has held numerous leadership and staff positions to include, BN CSM, Detachment Sergeant Major, First Sergeant, Brigade S2 Noncommissioned Officer (NCO), Battalion S3 Operation Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Division Tactical Assault Command Post (DTAC) NCOIC, Fire Control NCO, Active Component to Reserve Component (ACRC), Observer Controller O/C, and Section Chief.

CSM Reitmeier’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (11 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th  knot), National Defense Service Medal (1/bronze star), South West Asia Service Medal (3/ bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Humanitarian Service medal (1 OLC), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Iraqi Campaign Medal (3/bronze stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1/bronze star), NATO Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), Army Superior Unit Award(1 OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Action Badge, German Shutensnier Silver Award, Russian Parachutist badge, and is a Master rated parachutist.  CSM Reitmeier is a recipient of the Honorable Order of St. Barbara and is a Sergeant Audie Murphy inductee.

CSM Reitmeier is a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Honor Graduate of the Advanced Noncommissioned Officers course and the United States Sergeants Major Academy, (class 57).  He is a graduate of the First Sergeants Course, Commandants list at Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course and has completed the Joint Air Tasking Order Process Course, Master Fitness Course, Airborne School, Advance Airborne School, and the Senior NCO Keystone Course. 

     CSM Reitmeier’s civilian education includes an Associates degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, Bachelors of Science in Social Science from Upper Iowa University graduating Summa Cum Lade, and Masters Degree in Disaster Relief Management form Touro University graduating Summa Cum Lade.

     CSM Reitmeier has deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.




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