191st Infantry Brigade Command Sergeant Major
CSM Dennis J. Woods

CSM Dennis J. Woods combat tours include: Operation Urgent Fury , Grenada, Alpha Battery 1-319th AFAR 82d Airborne Division; Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm , Saudi Arabia-Iraq, Charlie Battery 2-319th AFAR 82d Airborne Division; Operation Desert Fox 1998 , Qatar, Alpha Battery 3-319th AFAR attached to 5th Group Special Forces; OEF 2 Afghanistan, HHB 319th DIVARTY 82d Airborne Division; OIF 1 Iraq, Bravo Battery 2-3d FA 1st Armored Division; OEF X Afghanistan, HHB 4-319th AFAR 173d Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

CSM Woods assignments include four tours with the 82d Airborne Division, one tour with 3d Infantry Division, one tour with the 1st Armored Division, one tour with the 173d Airborne Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) and as a Drill Sergeant.

His military education includes all NCOES courses to include the United States Sergeants Majors Academy Class #58, Jump Master, Drill Sergeant, US Army Recruiter, Infantry Small Arms Master Gunner, Artillery Master Gunner, Army Recruiter duty, Amphibious Warfare Leaders Course (USMC), Anti-Armor Leaders Course, Machine Gun Leaders Course, Artillery Mechanics Repair Course, Small Arms Repair Course and the Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense Course.

CSM Woods civilian education includes a Masters in Education (Training and Leadership) from North Central University, Prescott, AZ, and a Bachelors of Science from Excelsior College, New York, NY.

His awards include: 3 Bronze Star Medals, 5 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Army Commendation Medals, 4 Army Achievement Medals, 1 Humanitarian Service Medal, 2 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, NCOES Ribbon (Numeral 4,) PUCCA, JUMA unit awards, SWA, KLM, ASR, Afghanistan and Iraq Service Medals, German Jump Master Wings, Qatar Jump Wings and part of 5th Group.

Other awards include: Department of Defense suggestion program “Inventor of the Year” (2003) with 45 separate inventions. Five of the inventions are in use with the government today:  the 105mm Howitzer night direct fire sight system M913 GELON, the 155m towed Howitzer night system, the dual use day/night direct fire sight reticle, the dual optic MILES laser trainer and the Urban Assault kit (PALADIN) improved crew protection, 155mm system.

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