Member of the Regiment biography for
Ernest Chaney (2004)
CSM (Retired) Ernest Chaney enlisted in the U.S.
Army in 1970. In October of '71 he was assigned to the 39th Signal Battalion,
1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam where he worked as a communications
systems controller in the battalion operation control center. He served in
leadership positions from team chief to command sergeant major throughout the
continental United States and in Germany, culminating his military career as the
command sergeant major of 5th Signal Command, Army Signal Command, Forces
Command. He retired from active duty after 29 years of service and joined the
Communications-Electronics Command working with various communications systems.
In January 2003, he deployed with the 578th Signal Company in support of
Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He provided critical tactical
satellite, tropospheric scatter radio and data communications support to several
units including 3rd Infantry Division.