Regimental Command Sergeant Majors
CSM Michael Terry
November 2002 – October 2007
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Michael A. Terry entered active duty in October of 1973. He attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Advanced Individual Training for MOS 05C, at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
He was the Post and Regimental Command Sergeant Major for the United States Army Signal Center & Fort Gordon, Fort Gordon, Georgia from November 2002 until October 2007. His assignments have included 124th Signal Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado; U.S. Army Recruiting Station, Davenport, Iowa; 1/36th F.A., Augsburg, Federal Republic of Germany; U.S. Army Electronics Proving Ground, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; 125th Signal Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 10th Signal Battalion, Fort Drum, New York; 142nd/124th Signal Battalion, 16th Signal Battalion, and 3rd Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; 516th Signal Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; and 5th Signal Command, Mannheim, Germany.
CSM Terry has held every leadership position from team chief to CSM. He has deployed to real-world situations three separate times-Hurricane Andrew in Homestead, Florida, and two deployments to Somalia during Operations Restore Hope and Continue Hope.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (eighth award), National Defense Service Medal with star device. Joint Meritorious Unit Award, United Nations Medal and Humanitarian Service Medal. Badges earned are the Army Recruiter Badge with two gold stars, the Air Assault Badge and the Silver Order of Mercury.
CSM Terry's military education includes Recruiting School, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer's Course, Master Fitness Course, First Sergeant Course and the Sergeants Major Academy. He currently holds an Associate's Degree from City University of Chicago and will complete his Bachelor's Degree this Fall.
CSM Terry is married to the former Virginia Bennett, his high school sweetheart. They have two sons and eight grandchildren. He became a Distinguished Member of the Regiment in 2010.