CSM Terry D. Burton

Regimental Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Ordnance School

CSM Terry D. Burton

Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Terry D. Burton assumed responsibility as the 13th Ordnance Regimental Command Sergeant Major on March 17, 2017. He grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and enlisted in the Army in November 1989. He completed Advanced Individual Training in May 1990 at Fort Dix, New Jersey graduating as a (91B) Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic.

CSM Burton’s prior assignments include the 5th (nominative) command sergeant major, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama; the 19th (nominative) command sergeant major, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas; command sergeant major, 404th Army Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.; command sergeant major, 172nd Support Battalion (Legacy), Schweinfurt, Germany; sergeant major nonresident facilitator, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; battle staff facilitator, USASMA; operations sergeant, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (AASLT), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; first sergeant, 227th General Supply Company (AASLT), Fort Campbell; detachment sergeant, 5th Special Forces Group (ABN), Fort Campbell; senior maintenance supervisor, 561st Combat Support Battalion (AASLT), Fort Campbell; senior drill sergeant, 1-61st Infantry Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; platoon sergeant, 2nd Infantry Division, Forward Support Battalion, Camp Hovey, Korea; motor sergeant, 32nd Medical Battalion (ABN), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and squad leader, 5/502nd Infantry Battalion, Berlin Brigade. He has deployed five times in support of U.S. Central Command operations, including the countries of Jordan, Iraq (twice), Afghanistan and Kuwait.

CSM Burton earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College and is a certified advanced instructor and certified demonstrated senior logistician. His military education includes all levels of the Non-commissioned Officers Education System, culminating with USASMA (Class #58), Executive Leaders Course, Structured Self-Development Level 5, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Legal Course, Force Management Course, System Approach To Training, Coaching for Commitment, Video Tele-Training Course, Total Army Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, and Asynchronous Distributed Leaning Instructor Course.

CSM Burton’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (two oak leaf cluster); Bronze Star Medal (oak leaf cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (one service star); Iraq Campaign Medal (three service stars); Korean Defense Service Medal; Army of Occupation Medal; Army Superior Unit Award (one oak leaf cluster); Army Presidential Unit Citation; and Army Meritorious Unit Citation (three oak leaf clusters). He is a recipient of the General Brehon B. Somervell Medal of Excellence, Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe and Quartermaster Order of Saint Martin. He is an Honorary Brick Member of the Belton, Texas Patriot Way Brick Walk. He also earned the Air Assault Badge, Master Jump Wings, Singapore Jump Wings, British Jump Wings, German Schutzenschner, German Occupational Specialty Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, and 172nd Infantry Brigade (Legacy) Plank Holder Medallion.

This page last updated: 20 Feb 2018