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Command Sergeant Major
Eric J. Vidal I
U.S. Army Quartermaster School
Fort Lee, VA
  Command Sergeant Major Eric J. Vidal I

Command Sergeant Major Eric J. Vidal I, a native of the Bronx, NY, entered the United States Army as an Automated Logistical Specialist on 27 February, 1991 during the Gulf War. His initial assignment was Nuebrueke, Germany where he served as the DAS-3 Operator for the 32nd Air Defense Artillery. CSM Vidal attended Warrior Leader Course enroute to his next assignment to the 3rd Support Battalion, 3rd ID, Conn Barracks, Germany as the Supply Support Activity Stock Control Clerk.

In March 1995 CSM Vidal arrived at Fort Lewis, Washington and was assigned to 40th Transportation Company, 593rd Support Group as the Prescribe Load List Clerk. He was then assigned to the 542nd Maintenance Company, 593rd Support Group as the 3rd Shop NCOIC and became the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. In 1997 CSM Vidal reported to Camp Stanton Korea and was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry as the Tech Supply NCOIC where he earned his Spurs.

CSM Vidal was assigned in 1998 to the 406th Supply & Service Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served as the Map Depot NCOIC until June 2000. He was then selected to NYC Recruiting Battalion, New York City, New York for the next three years and earned several awards to include his Gold Recruiter’s Badge and becoming the Station Commander in Harlem, NY. CSM Vidal was later assigned in June 2003 to the 13th COSCOM, Fort Hood, Texas as the G3 Operations NCO and deployed the following year to Iraq during OIF II. Upon returning from Iraq in December 2004, he was notified of his next assignment to 2/25 Brigade Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. CSM Vidal first position was the S3 Operations NCOIC and later was selected as the Distribution Company 1SG to prepare his Soldiers to deploy during OIF VII-IX. Before deploying, he was selected to attend the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Class 59 with a report date of July 2008.

After graduating from USASMA in 2009, he was selected as the Army Sustainment Command (ASC) G4 SGM, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois and deployed once to Haiti as the Senior Enlisted Advisor during Operation Unified Response (OUR), and once to Kuwait as the Responsible Reset Task Force (R2TF) Senior Enlisted Advisor. From 2012 to 2014, CSM Vidal was assigned as the S4 SGM for the 2d Engineer Brigade, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, AK, and earned the Supply Excellence Award (SEA) for both years. His tour was cut short in 2014 because he was selected to be the 1 AD, HHBN Command Sergeant Major, Fort Bliss, TX. After two years, CSM Vidal was selected to be the 15th Regimental Support Squadron Command Sergeant Major, 11 ACR, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA. In September 2017, he was assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) to be the 733 Mission Support Group Command Sergeant Major.

CSM Vidal’s military education includes all levels of Noncommissioned Officer Education Schools, Airlift Operations, Air Movement Operations, Contracting Officer Representative, Battle Staff, Antiterrorist Advisor, First Sergeant Course, Recruiter, Operational Contract Support Course, Battalion Pre-Command Course, Sustainment Pre-Command Course and Force Management Course, Brigade Pre-Command Course, Garrison Pre-Command Course, culminating with the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 59.

CSM Vidal graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ashford University with a Business Administration Degree in Organizational Management, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

CSM Vidal’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with nine Oak leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal 7th award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4). CSM Vidal is the recipient of the Aubrey Newman Award, the Order of Spurs, the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, the prestigious Distinguished Order of Saint Martin, and inducted as a Distinguish Member of the Quartermaster Regiment.

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