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Command Sergeant Major McFarlane hails from Interlochen, Michigan. He entered the Army in January 1990 and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He demonstrated his personal commitment to the United States Army and to the Soldiers as he advanced to positions of higher responsibility. He has held a variety of leadership positions culminating into the current assignment as the Commandant of the III CORPS and Fort Hood Non-commissioned Officer Academy at Fort Hood, Texas. Command Sergeant Major McFarlane held several key leadership positions to include Tank Gunner, C Co 2-8 Cav, 1CD. Fort Hood TX: Tank Commander, C Co 2-67 Armor, 1AD. Friedberg, Germany: Drill Sergeant and Senior Drill Sergeant, B Co 2-81 AR 1ATB. Fort Knox, KY: Platoon Sergeant, A Co 3-8 Cavalry, 1CD. Fort Hood, TX: BN Master Gunner, 3-8 Cavalry, 1CD. Fort Hood, TX: Company Team Observer Controller, Grizzly Team, JMTC. Hohenfels, Germany: First Sergeant, B Trp 4-9 Cavalry, 1CD. Fort Hood, Texas: First Sergeant, HHT 4-9 Cavalry, 1CD. Fort Hood, TX. Operations Sergeant Major, 4-9 Cavalry, 1CD. Fort Hood, TX: Command Sergeant Major, 5th Squadron, 1st US Cavalry Regiment, FT Wainwright, AK : Command Sergeant Major for the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team (Blackjack), 1st Cavalry Division.

His military education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course (Commandant’s List); Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (Honor Graduate); Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate); United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Commandant’s List); BN CSM Prepatory Course, BDE CSM Prepatory Course; Drill Sergeant School; M1/M1A1/M1A2 Tank Master Gunner School. He is a member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and The United States Armor Association (USAA). He has been awarded the Draper Armor Leadership Award and also the Order of Saint George Medal (Bronze).

Command Sergeant Major McFarlane’s Awards and decorations include:

Bronze Star Medal for Valor, Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Valorous Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal eighth award, National Defense Service Medal with Bonze Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with three stars, Iraq Campaign Medal two stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal three stars, Kuwait Liberation Medal, NATO Medal one star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral four, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Ribbon with numeral five, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Combat Action Badge.



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