Command Sergeant Major: CJTF-1, Regional Command East, 1st Infantry Division
Command Sergeant Major Charles V. Sasser, Jr. began his career in August of 1984 and attended Basic Training and Infantry Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He has served in a variety of leadership and duty positions from Rifle Team Leader thru Brigade Command Sergeant Major. He has also served as a Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, a Small Group Leader for the 101st NCO Academy, a Recruiter in Southern California, and as an Observer Controller at the National Training Center.
His units of assignment have included the 24th Infantry Division, 101st Airborne Division, 82nd Airborne Division, 25th Infantry Division, 2nd Infantry Division and 4th Infantry Division. He has deployed to Panama with the 82nd in support of the ten year anniversary of Operation Just Cause, to the Sinai, Egypt with the 101st in support of the Multination Force and Observer mission, Saudi Arabia with the 82nd in support of Security Operations, Afghanistan with the 25th and 4th in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Iraq with the 2nd in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, a Joint Meritorious Unit Award, two National Defense Service Medals, a Humanitarian Service Medal, an Armed Forces Expeditionary Force Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, two Overseas Service Ribbons, the Army Service Ribbon, the Multi-national Force and Observer Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the coveted Ranger Tab, the Gold Recruiter’s Badge with two Sapphires, and the Drivers Badge for Wheeled Vehicles.
His military education includes all of the Non-Commissioned-Officer Education courses and the 1SG Course along with the Ranger Course, Air Assault and Rappel Master Course, Airborne and Jump Master Course, Pathfinder Course, and the Joint Firepower Control Course. CSM Sasser has an associate’s degree from Central Texas College.