NAME: CSM Quint F. Pospisil
DATES OF SERVICE: ?? ??? 1996 -
1st BN 75th Ranger Regiment
HQ, 75th Ranger Regiment
3rd BN 75th Ranger Regiment
3rd BN 509th Infantry
CAMPAIGNS: OPERATION FREEDOM SENTINEL
AWARDS: Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with V Device and four Oak Leaf Clusters, Devense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with V Device and five Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Meda with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters
SUMMARY OF SERVICE:
In 1996 CSM Pospisil entered the Army completing One Station Unit Training, Advanced Infantry Training, Airborne and the Ranger Indoctrination Program. CSM Pospisil was assigned to 1st BN 75th Ranger Regiment. Over the next 20 years CSM Pospisil held every position from Rifleman to Operations SGM. CSM Pospisil has served in 1st BN, 75th Ranger Regiment, 75th Ranger Regiment HQ’s the 3rd BN 75th Ranger Regiment, and most recently as the CSM for 3rd BN 509th, where he assumed responsibility in October 2016. CSM Pospisil has deployed 17 times to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Command Sergeant Major Pospisil assumed responsibility as the 3rd Battalion, 509TH Infantry (AIRBORNE) Command Sergeant Major at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), AK, in October of 2016. While in position, he led the battalion and the attached elements from four other battalions through a successful deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan from 02 September 2017 to 31 May 2018 during OPERATION FREEDOM'S SENTINEL, in support of the RESOLUTE SUPPORT mission. CSM Pospisil served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for Task Force 3 Geronimo, a combined, joint brigade-size element of 2,400 personnel operating in four different languages, consisting of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, contractors, and Coalition partners from the Republic of Georgia, Poland and the Czech Republic, with a disposition spread out amongst 22 locations in Afghanistan. CSM Pospisil was responsible for resourcing and supporting over 850 combat patrols between Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, Joint Forces, and Coalition Forces. His innate ability to build rapport and relationships were critical as he was able to cross national, cultural, and organizational borders. His vast experience in the Special Operations community was invaluable, as he used this experience to improve mission command for Task Force 3 Geronimo and the 3rd Infantry Division Staff.
In addition to his duties with Task Force 3 Geronimo, CSM Pospisil was hand selected to serve for four months as the Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) for the Commander of Bagram Airfield (COMBAF-CSM). This is a true testament to his professionalism and performance as he was selected over 30 other Battalion and Brigade-level CSMs on Bagram Airfield to partner with a U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General. His leadership was critical to ensuring that there was unity of effort for the population of over 18,000 people and 40 different agencies on Bagram Airfield. The Division Commander implemented a weekly session to gain his feedback regarding operations and his insight as a senior leader. CSM Pospisil was an integral part of the greater U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) staff who other leaders and directorates actively sought out for his leadership, insight, and expertise. CSM Pospisil’s actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect distinct credit upon himself and the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (ABN), the Task Force 3 Geronimo, the NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan/Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, Bagram Airfield, and the United States Army. CSM Pospisil conducted his out-going change of responsibility on 19 November, 2018.
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