U.S. Army Reserve

 

Command Sgt. Maj. H.H. George Luedtke

Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major H.H. George Luedtke entered the United States Army Reserve on 23 October 1993 from San Francisco, CA. He completed Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Ft Bragg, NC.

CSM Luedtke’s first assignment was as a Civil Affairs Specialist in A Company, 445th Civil Affairs Battalion at Oakland Army Base, CA. CSM Luedtke has held every enlisted leadership position from squad leader to Command Sergeant Major. CSM Luedtke currently serves as the Command Sergeant Major of the 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Los Angeles, CA.

CSM Luedtke has deployed as a peacekeeper to Haiti and Bosnia, as well as combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan; he has served in Thailand, Korea and completed twelve rotations at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Ft. Polk, LA.

CSM Luedtke’s military schools include the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School Civil Affairs Specialist Course, Primary Leader Development Course, Battalion Operations and Intelligence Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Total Army Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, First Sergeants Course, USAR Battalion Pre-Command Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.

CSM Luedtke’s significant awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Service Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 Service Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Numeral “3”, “M” Device, and Silver Hourglass, United Nations Medal (Haiti), NATO Medal with Service Star, Combat Action Badge, and Driver’s Badge. CSM Luedtke is a member of the Order of the Spur and won silver spurs with 2/3 ACR in Bosnia and gold spurs with 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq.

CSM Luedtke holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College.

CSM Luedtke is a Patrol Sergeant in the San Francisco Police Department with additional duties as a Field Training Sergeant, Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team Leader, and Academy Instructor. He has received a Lifesaving Award, three Unit Commendations, two awards for crisis negotiations, and numerous Captain’s Complimentary Reports.

Command Sergeant Major Luedtke and his wife, Catherine, live in San Francisco, CA.