CSM Petra M. Casarez
Ordnance Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Ordnance School
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Petra M. Casarez enlisted in the Army in 1994 as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Since then, she has served in every leadership position from Squad Leader to Command Sergeant Major. Her assignments include: 27th Main Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; 122nd Signal Battalion, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; 208th Finance Battalion/Orphan Unit Maintenance under U.S. Army Europe, Mannheim, Germany; 187th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; 143rd Ordnance Battalion, Edgewood, Maryland; 299th Forward Support Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany; 172nd Support Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany; Army Field Support Battalion-Korea, Camp Casey, Korea; Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, Camp Henry, Korea; and Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
CSM Casarez’ military schools include Basic Leader Course; Advanced Leader Course; Army Basic Instructor Course; Senior Leader Course; Drill Sergeant School; and U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 63. She is also a Master Fitness Trainer and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Wayland Baptist University and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from University of Texas.
CSM Casarez’ awards and decorations include: Meritorious Unit Commendation with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Superior Unit Award; Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and one Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Achievement Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and three Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award); National Defense Service Medal with two Service Stars; Iraq Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 8); Drill Sergeant Badge; Driver and Mechanic Badge; and the Honorable Order of Samuel Sharpe.
Last updated 26-Jun-2020