Command Sergeant Major Ortiz-Guzman is a native of Santurce, Puerto Rico. On August 1990 he enlisted in the Army as an Armor Crewman and upon completion of AIT he reported to Mannheim, Germany with the 8th Infantry Division. SGM Ortiz-Guzman has held many positions. He served as an Armor Crewman with 8th Infantry Div, Armor Crewman with 194th Separate Brigade, Fort Knox, KY, School NCO with HHC, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea, Personnel Admin SGT with 1687th LSB in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, Records NCO, Personnel Manager, Regional Account Manager and Army Select Honor Guard with the Army Human Resources Command (AHRC), Saint Louis, MO. He served as Senior Operations NCO, Army Reserve Affairs, 3rd Army G3, Senior Operations NCO, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, First Sergeant, HHC with the Military Intelligence Readiness Command, Assistant SGM, Army Reserve G-1, Senior Leader Development Office SGM, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Devens, Command Sergeant Major, Army Reserve G-1 Sergeant Major, and 350th Civil Affairs Command G-1 Sergeant Major.
His overseas assignments included: Mannheim, Germany, Yongsan, Korea and he was also deployed to Kuwait as the Senior Operations NCO for Army Reserve Affairs, 3rd Army in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
CSM Ortiz-Guzman’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Battle Staff Operations Course, First Sergeant’s Course and the Sergeants Major Academy, Army Reserve Pre-Command Course, Garrison Leaders Course, Battalion Pre Command/Command Sergeants Major Course, Executive Leaders Course, Commandant Pre-Command Course, and Brigade Pre-Command Course/Command Sergeants Major Course. He is a graduate of the Manpower and Forces Management and Personnel Management Courses. SGM Ortiz-Guzman is currently enrolled at Excelsior College in pursuit of a Bachelors Degree in Science.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (7-OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3-OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4-OLC), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star Device), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/Hour Glass and M-Device), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (w/Numeral 6), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Valorous Unit Award and Meritorious Unit Commendation Unit Award, Department of the Army Identification Badge and Airborne Badge.
CSM Ortiz-Guzman has two daughters, Chelsea and Natalie.