Command Sergeant Major Robert M. Preusser Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on 5 September 1975. CSM Preusser graduated Belton High School, Belton, TX in 1994, joined the US Army in May 1995 as an Infantryman (11B), and attended One Station Unit Training in C Co. 1-38th IN at Fort Benning, Georgia.
CSM Preusser’s assignments include Squad Automatic Rifleman and Team Leader to B Co., 1st Sqdn, 9th CAV (MECH), 1st CAV DIV; RTO, Scout, Senior Scout and Assistant Team Leader in E Co. 52nd IN (ABN)(LRSC), Ft. Hood, TX; Rifleman, Grenadier, Team Leader, and Squad Leader in B Co. 2nd Bn, 5th IN, 25th ID (LI), Schofield Barracks, HI. Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant in B & C Co. 2nd Bn, 22nd IN and Assistant Operations Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant and Operations Sergeant Major in HQs, A, B, & C Troops, 1st Sqdn, 71st CAV(RSTA), 10th MTN DIV (LI), Ft. Drum, NY. HHC Brigade First Sergeant and Brigade Operations Sergeant, 120th IN BDE, DIV WEST(AC/RC) at Ft. Hood, TX. Student at the US Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX. Operations Sergeant Major in 1st Bn, 24th IN, Command Sergeant Major in Brigade Troops Battalion, Brigade Operations Sergeant Major in 1st SBCT, 25th ID at Fort Wainwright, AK. Squadron Command Sergeant Major in 1st Sqdn, 3rd CAV REGT (Stryker), Fort Hood, TX. Operations Sergeant Major in 4th IBCT (Airborne), 25th ID and G3/5/7 Sergeant Major for US Army Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK. His current assignment is US Army Garrison Alaska Command Sergeant Major at Fort Wainwright, AK.
CSM Preusser has held nearly every duty position an Infantryman can hold: Rifleman, SAW Gunner, Grenadier, Assistant Gunner, Gunner, LRS RTO, LRS Scout, LRS Senior Scout, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Assistant Operation Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant, Battalion, Brigade and Division Level Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major and Brigade Level Garrison Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Preusser’s military and civilian education include the EO Leaders Course, Hazmat Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Mountain Leader Close Combat Certification Course, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Course, Battle Staff Course, PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, 1SGs Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course I & II, Master Resiliency Assistant Instructors Course, the US Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 63, BN CSM Pre-Command Course and Development Program, BDE CSM Pre-Command Course and Development Program and the IMCOM’s Garrison Pre-Command Course. He has earned a Bachelor’s of Science-Criminal Justice Administration as well as a Master’s of Science-Organizational Leadership.
CSM Preusser’s six deployments include Operation Intrinsic Action / Desert Strike-Kuwait from August 1996 to December 1996, Operation Noble Eagle/Joint Endeavor-Bosnia from September 2001 to March 2002, Operation Enduring Freedom-Kandahar, Afghanistan from July 2003 to May 2004, Operation Iraqi Freedom Baghdad, Iraq from August 2005 to July 2006 and Operation Iraqi Freedom Tikrit, Iraq from September 2007 to October 2008 and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support-Afghanistan (Bagram) from May 2016 – February 2017.
CSM Preusser’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal w/ 2OLC, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 SOLC, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/ 4OLC, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal w/ 4OLC, Army Good Conduct Medal 8th Award, National Defense Service Medal 2nd Award, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 2nd Award, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ 1 Campaign Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal w/ 3 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon w/ Numeral 5, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/ Numeral 8, NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia, NATO Medal for Afghanistan, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation w/ 2OLC, Army Superior Unit Award, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist's Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, the Centurion Level of the Order of Saint Maurice awarded by the National Infantry Association, the Order of Saint George from the US Cavalry and Armor Association, Silver and Gold Cavalry Spurs, the Polish Army Marksmanship Badge Silver Level II and Bronze Level III, the Polish Republic Afghanistan Star, the Czech Republic Minister of Defense Medal for Services Abroad for Afghanistan, and the Japanese and Romanian Parachutist Badges.
CSM Preusser is married to his wife Wendi, of Temple, Texas and has three children, Alyssa, Dylan, and Matthew.