Command Sergeant Major Flubacher is a native of Albany, New York. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserve on 05 June 1981 as a Demolition Specialist. Following Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training, Private First Class Flubacher reported to Charlie Company, 464th Engineer Battalion, Schenectady, New York.
Command Sergeant Major Flubacher held various positions in the 464th to include Assistant Squad Leader, Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant. Command Sergeant Major Flubacher also served as a Training NCO, Drill Sergeant Candidate, First Sergeant and Command Sergeant Major at 1st Battalion, 389th Regiment located in Schenectady, New York. He served as Command Sergeant Major at 1st Battalion, 98th Regiment (EN TASS) located in New Windsor, New York and the 411th Engineer Brigade in New Windsor, NY. He now serves as the 412th Theater Engineer Command, Command Sergeant Major, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Command Sergeant Major Flubacher’s military education includes Primary NCO Course, Advanced NCO Course, Army Master Fitness Course, Drill Sergeant School (he is not a graduate due to accepting a promotion to First Sergeant), First Sergeants School and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
As a civilian, CSM Flubacher is a Laboratory Coordinator at Momentive Performance Materials located in Waterford, New York. His responsibilities include assignment of testing priorities; schedules outside Laboratory testing; attends daily production meetings to facilitate Quality Control support; trouble shoots Session Announcement Protocol issues; approving authority for Quality Control card changes; schedules coverage for lab to cover vacations and other absences; master trainer and maintains training records; conducts internal International Standards Office audits; assists in customer audits and works with Underwriter Laboratories Laboratory representative to ensure 100% of listed grades are tested annually.
Awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with one silver and one bronze oak leaf cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hour glass, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 4, National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon.
CSM Flubacher has two children, William and Gretchen. He is an avid golfer, snow skier and motorcycle enthusiast. He also volunteers his time to teach skiing to individuals with various disabilities as well as Wounded Soldiers when time permits.