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Command Sergeant Major Ronald Hassler

Command Sergeant Major

103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command

CSM Ronald Hassler possesses over 27 years of service, which initiated on August 15, 1989 when he joined the United States Army Reserves as part of the 1012 Quartermaster Company  serving as an equipment operator and supply sergeant. In 1999, he was assigned to the 561st CSG as the Operations NCO, Duty Appointed Retention NCO and Operations NCOIC. On September 15, 2005, CSM Hassler received the rank of E-9 with the 561st CSG as the S2/3 Staff SGM.  On January 1, 2012, CSM Hassler was assigned as the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion CSM in Belton, Missouri and on August 15, 2014 he was assigned as the Brigade CSM for the 561st Regional Support Group in Elkhorn, Nebraska. On September 16, 2016, he was assigned as the 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) CSM in Des Moines, Iowa.

CSM Hassler continually expresses his dedication to Soldiers and the mission by functioning in several capacities. CSM Hassler has held leadership roles from Platoon Sergeant to CSM; to include Master Fitness Trainer, Duty Appointed Retention NCO, First Sergeant, Senior Operations NCO and selected by the Group Commander as the Staff Sergeant Major for the Support Operations Section for the 561st CSG during Operation Iraqi Freedom as a MSG.

CSM Hassler's Military education includes: PLDC (Commandant's List), BNCOC, ANCOC and BSNCOC, where he graduated as Honor Graduate in each course. CSM Hassler also expressed his focus on leadership and Soldier support by completing the Duty Appointed Retention NCO course, Contracting Officer Representative Course, and Anti-terrorism Level II and III. CSM Hassler completed United States of America Sergeants Major Academy (Class 33) in July of 2008 and SSD5. Command Sergeant Major Hassler received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University Of Nebraska at Omaha with degrees in Finance, Banking and Marketing. He has enhanced his civilian education by completing several American Banker's Association and Nebraska Banker's Association courses consisting of Anti-money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, Compliance and Bank Auditing.

CSM Hassler's awards and decorations include: Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Meritorious Unit Award with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Southwest Asia Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver Hour Glass (numeral 3), NCODP (numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Oversees Service Ribbon, Reserve Overseas Medal, Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Combat Action Badge, Expert Marksmanship Badge (Rifle), and Driver Mechanic Badge.

His Military campaigns include Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.  CSM served his first tour with the 1012th QM Company in 1990 and two tours with the 561st Regional Support Group supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004 & 2009).

CSM Hassler's focus of leadership and his desire for success is also express in his civilian career.  He currently functions as Assistant Vice President of Corporate Operations and Customer Service for a very prominent and successful financial institution covering nine states.  CSM Hassler possesses a successful financial background, which consists of over 20 years of leadership experience.  

Most importantly, CSM Hassler is also honored to be married to his lovely wife Sherry of 20 years.