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CSM Rob Christensen

First Infantry Division 1st Combat Aviation Brigade Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Robert N. Christensen entered the United States Army in October of 1996 from Seattle, Washington. He attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia. 

Command Sergeant Major Christensen previously served in the following duty positions and organizations: AH-64A/D Helicopter Repairer, 2-101st Aviation Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Section Sergeant, 1-2nd Aviation Battalion, Camp Page, Korea; Platoon Sergeant, 1-227th Aviation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Senior Instructor Writer/Developer, 1st and 3rd Staff and Faculty, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant, 1-1st Aviation Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas; Senior Aviation Advisor and Observer Coach/Trainer, 2-196th Infantry Battalion, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; and Command Sergeant Major, 1-3rd Attack Battalion, Katterbach, Germany.

Command Sergeant Major Christensen is a graduate of all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System, culminating with the Sergeant Major Course.  He is also a graduate of the Air Assault Course, SERE-C Course, Aviation Life Support Equipment Course, Instructor Trainer Course, Small Group Leader Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program Course, Observer Controller Academy, and the United States Army Ranger School.

Command Sergeant Major Christensen has a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Workforce Development from the Command and General Staff College, a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business and Management from Excelsior College, and a Master of Public Administration from Norwich University.

Command Sergeant Major Christensen’s military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star (1OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC); Army Commendation Medal (7OLC); Army Achievement Medal (5OLC); Good Conduct Medal (7th Award); National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal (4CS); Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1CS); Korean Defense Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 5); Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 5); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Citation Award (1OLC); Army Superior Unit Award; NATO Medal; Combat Action Badge; Master Army Aviation Badge; Air Assault Badge; German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Gold); and the United States Army Ranger Tab.  He is also a member of the Order of Saint Maurice and the Order of Saint Michael.

Command Sergeant Major Christensen is married to Katherine (née Waterman). They have two sons, Cameron (9) and Brady (4).