Command Sergeant Major Douglas R. Gault is a native of California. He graduated from Riordan High school in San Francisco Ca. He joined the active duty military on December 15, 1986 attending Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
His military education includes Warrior Leadership Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advance Noncommissioned Course, First Sergeant Course, Senior Instructor Supervisor Course, Drill Sergeant School, Airborne, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, Ranger, Sapper School, Battle Staff, Master Fitness Trainer Course and United States Army Sergeant Major Academy (58). CSM Gault is currently working towards a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.
CSM Gault's previous assignments include 82nd EN BN, Bamberg Germany, 27th EN BN (ABN), Fort Bragg (C) North Carolina, 2nd EN BN, Korea, 8th EN BN, Fort Hood, Tx, Chief Sapper Leader Course Fort Leonard Wood, MO, C Co 169th EN BN, 554th EN BN, FLW MO, 1st AD EN BDE, Bad Kruznach Germany, HHC 577th EN BN Fort Leonard Wood MO, B CO 5th EN BN (C)(M) 1SG- Fort Leonard Wood MO, 1-395 EN BN (TS) Sergeant Major - Fort Hood TX and 20th Engineer Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Gault has deployed and served in Desert Storm/ Shield, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with two OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (with three OLC), Navy Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with five OLC), Army Achievement Medal (with four OLC), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Ribbon (eight award), Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal (with one OLC), Southwest Asia Service Medal (with three Bronze Star), Kosovo Campaign Medal Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with the numeral four, Armed Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral four, Saudi and Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, NATO Medal (with two OLC), Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Honduran Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Ranger Tab, Sapper Tab and Combat Action Badge. He also was awarded the Bronze DeFleury Medal of the Army Corps of Engineers.