Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Amador Medina III, a native of San Antonio, Texas, enlisted in the United States Army in 1995, attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and attended Advanced Individual Training as a Personal Information System Management Specialist, 75F, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
CSM Medina held every leadership position from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major. He is currently the Command Sergeant Major for 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Fort Drum, New York.
His assignments and positions include: Team Leader, SIPDERS Clerk, and Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) at Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison, Fort Irwin, California; Squad Leader and Personnel Service Center Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), Headquarters Company, White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico; Personnel Actions NCOIC, Senior Human Resources Sergeant, and Detachment Sergeant, C Company, 546th Personnel Services Detachment, Fort Bliss, Texas; S-1 Senior Human Resource Sergeant, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion 158th Aviation Regiment, Giebelstadt, Germany; S-1 Senior Human Resource Sergeant and Hospital Adjutant, Headquarters Company, 31st Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bliss, Texas; Inspector General NCOIC and Chief of Inspections, Headquarters Company, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; First Sergeant, Alpha and Charlie Company, 30th Adjutant General Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia; Student, The United States Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), Sergeants Major Course (SMC) (Class 64), Fort Bliss, Texas; and Operations Sergeant, USAMA SMC, Fort Bliss, Texas. His operational deployments include: Kuwait (Operation Enduring Freedom), 2003-2004; Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom), 2005-2006; and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom), 2007-2008.
His military education includes Personal Information System Management Course, Warrior Leader Course (Commandant’s Inspection Award Winner), Advance Leaders Course (Commandant’s List and Distinguished Leadership Awardee), Senior Leader Course (Commandant’s List), Airborne School, Combat Life Savers Course, Mobile Retention Training Course, System Automations Course, Inspector General Course, Company Commander and First Sergeants Course, Battle Staff Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, and Sergeant Major Course (Class 64) “Always Ready”. His civilian education includes an Associate Degree in Administration and Management Studies (Honors) a Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts (BSL), and he is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Management (MSM) Degree.
CSM Medina has received several awards and decorations throughout his career including: the Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (7th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Ribbon (Bronze Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (Campaign Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Campaign Stars), Global War on Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Army Superior Unit Award. His military badges include Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Drivers Badge. He was also awarded the Order of Saint Maurice, Horatio Gates Medal (Bronze), and Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association Achievement Medal.
His additional achievement include: 4th Quarter, Fiscal Year 1998 NCO of the Quarter for the National Training Center; United States Army Garrison NCO of the 2nd Quarter, Fiscal Year 1998; United States Army Garrison NCO of the Year, Fiscal Year 1998; WSMR NCO of the 1st Quarter, Fiscal Year 1999; WSMR NCO of the Year 1999; and the 2000 United States Army Test Evaluation Command NCO of the Year, and author of the book: Hispanic Sergeants Major “Sargentos Majores” Past to Present.