Command Sergeant Major Michael A. Ferrusi

Distinguished Member of the Regiment

Background: In 1987, CSM Ferrusi enlisted as an infantryman at Fort Benning, Georgia. After completing Basic Training, he was to the 1-509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. During this assignment, he served as Rifleman, SAW Gunner, Machine Gunner, RTO, Rifle Team and Squad Leader, and Recon Squad Leader. His next assignment came in 1996, when CSM Ferrusi was assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning GA. Here he served as a RSOV Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant. CSM Ferrusi then transferred to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment, in 2001, where he served as the Assistant Operations Sergeant and Liaison Operations NCO. During this assignment, he participated in combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In April 2002, CSM Ferrusi was re-assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment where he served as the Intelligence Operations Sergeant and then First Sergeant for Charlie Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company. During these assignments, he again participated in various combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In July of 2005, CSM Ferrusi attended and graduated from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. Following his assignment to the Academy, in 2006 CSM Ferrusi was assigned to the Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort Meade, Maryland. With the AWG, CSM Ferrusi was the First Group Operations Sergeant Major and the First Command Sergeant Major of Accessions and Selection. In August of 2007, CSM Ferrusi was assigned to 1-11th IN, 199th IN BDE, Fort Benning, Georgia. CSM Ferrusi then moved to 2-503rd, ABN IN, "The Rock", 173rd BCT (ABN), in November of 2009. In this assignment, he deployed twice for combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom. In May 2013, CSM Ferrusi was selected as the interim 173rd BCT (ABN) BDE CSM until April 2014. Currently, CSM Ferrusi is serving as the Command Sergeant Major of 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division.

Awards: Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, Order of St. Maurice; Centurion, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge



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