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1-71 Command Sergeant Major

  Command Sgt. Maj. Leonard Kuhlenschmidt

CSM Kuhlenschmidt entered the United States Army in 1982 and attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he was trained as an Armor Crewman.

His subsequent positions and duty assignments include: Tank Loader and Driver with C Co, 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea; Tank Driver, Gunner, and Commander A Co, 3rd Battalion, 77th Armor, Ft. Polk, Louisiana; Tank Gunner and Commander with D Co, 3rd Battalion, 35th Armor in Bamberg, Germany; Detailed Recruiter in Pittsburgh Battalion; Tank Commander and Master Gunner with 1st Squadron 11th ACR, in Fulda, Germany and 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, in Buedingen, Germany; Master Gunner Instructor and Drill Sergeant with 1st Battalion, 81st Armor, Ft. Knox, Kentucky; Platoon Sergeant with A and B Co, 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea; First Sergeant of B Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd ACR, Ft. Carson, Colorado; First Sergeant of HHC, 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea; Senior Military Instructor at the University of Rhode Island ROTC; First Sergeant of A Troop 1st Squadron 1st Cavalry in Budingen Germany; First Sergeant of HHC, 1st Armor Division in Wiesbaden, Germany; Operations Sergeant Major in 1st Armor Division Special Troops Battalion; Mountain Operations Center Sergeant Major at Ft. Drum, NY. His most recent assignment was with the Partnership TAC, HQs RC(S), 10th MTN DIV (LI).

CSM Kuhlenschmidt’s military schooling includes all NCOES through the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 35 (Non-resident course); Drill Sergeant School; Army Recruiter Course and M1A1 Master Gunner; He holds an Associate’s Degree from Central Texas College.