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

Command Sergeant Major Michael J. Mingle entered the United States Army on 6 December 1986 from Leesville, Louisiana. He completed Basic Combat Training and Advance Individual Training at Fort Knox, KY as an Armor Crewman.

His first duty assignment was with HHC 2d Battalion, 34th Armor and later redesignated to 2d Battalion, 77th Armor, and 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado where he served as the Battalion Commanders driver from 1987 – 1988. CSM Mingle was then assigned to D Company 2d Battalion, 72d Armor, and 2d Infantry Division at Camp Casey, Korea where he served as a Gunner and Training NCO from 1988 – 1990. In August 1990, he was assigned to C Company 1st Battalion, 63d Armor, (OPFOR) of the 177th Armored Brigade Fort Irwin, California, and served as a Gunner and Tank Commander from 1990 – 1992.

Returning to Korea in 1992, he was assigned to C Company 2d Battalion, 72d Armor, 2d Infantry Division at Camp Casey, Korea where he was a Gunner and Tank Commander. While there he was selected to attend the Instructor Operator Course (UCOFT) in 1993. In November 1994 he was assigned to HHC 1st Brigade (Ready First Combat Team), 1st Armor Division in Kirchgoens, Germany where he performed the duties as the S-3 Plans NCO. While there he was selected for the Battle Staff Course, at Fort Bliss, Texas, and in 1996 he was selected for ANCOC, and attended school in 1997.


In September 1997 he was assigned to C Company 1st Battalion, 32d Armor, and 2d Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington as a Tank Platoon Sergeant. While there he was selected for Sergeant First Class in 1998 and put Sergeant First Class on in February 1999. In 2000 he received a special duty assignment to serve as an Observer Controller at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California where he served for two years. While there he was inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. From Fort Irwin, his next assignment was to K Troop 2d Squadron 16th Cavalry Regiment in November 2002 where he was assigned as the Senior Chief Writing Instructor / First Sergeant, under Project Warrior. In May 2003 Command Sergeant Major Mingle was selected for Master Sergeant, and assumed the duties as Alpha Troop First Sergeant in 1st Squadron 16th Cavalry Regiment.

In October 2004 he was assigned to HHC, 1st Battalion, 72d Armor, and 2d Infantry Division at Camp Casey, Korea where he was the HHC First Sergeant. In June 2006 he was assigned to the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, where he was a student of Class 57. In May 2007 he graduated early, and was assigned to HHT, 6th Squadron 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade (Vanguard), 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia where he was the Operations Sergeant Major. In September 2009 he was assigned to HHT, 3rd Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry, 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team (Spartans), 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart Georgia as the Squadron Command Sergeant Major. In January 2011 he was assigned as the Interim Brigade Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team (Spartans), and reassumed his duties as the Squadron CSM, 3rd Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, in September 2011. After returning from deployment in Afghanistan, Command Sergeant Major Mingle was then assigned to the 191st Infantry Brigade as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major in August 2013.


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