An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Command Sergeant Major Michael E. Masters

Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Michael E. Masters, a native of Florence Arizona, enlisted in the Army in 1989. He attended basic training in Fort Benning, Georgia in 1989. His first duty assignment was at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he was assigned to Alpha Company 1stof the 14th. While assigned he trained in his MOS as an Infantryman.

In 1994, he was honorably discharged from active duty and joined the California Army National Guard 40th Infantry Division, where he became an Engineer at Devils Lake, North Dakota and shortly after was assigned to the 132nd Sapper Company in Orville, California. In 1996 CSM Masters transferred to the Arizona Army National Guard and attended Military Police school. As a squad leader he deployed with 855th MP Company into Iraq. In 2004, CSM Masters transferred from the National Guard to the Army Reserves. He trained as a Military Police Instructor teaching over 700 hours of course material at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Fort Hunter Liggett, California. In 2010, CSM Masters stood up and deployed the 402nd SAPPER Company to Afghanistan as their first sergeant. In 2014, he assumed duties as the battalion CSM for the 2nd of the 389th Regiment in Ithaca, New York responsible for training Drill Sergeants. In September 2016 he was assigned to the 518th Sustainment Brigade located at Knightdale, North Carolina. During his tenure he was responsible for two Combat Sustainment Support Battalions, a Transportation Battalion, an STB and all Army Reserve Rigger units, totaling 3,100 Soldiers.

CSM Masters has completed overseas tours in; Afghanistan, Iraq, Panama, Italy, Hawaii and one mobilization with 7th Special Forces Group and ATF. His CONUS assignments include: Fort Des Moines, Iowa; Fort Carson, Colorado; Orville, California; Phoenix and Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Ithaca, New York; and Knightdale, NC.

CSM Masters military schools and awards consist of: Primary Leadership Development Course, Camp Williams, Utah; Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy (SLC and ALC) at Fort Hunter Liggett, California; a graduate of the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer First Sergeants Course, Fort McCoyWisconsin; graduate of the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy class 40, Fort Bliss, Texas; SEJME I and II; Battalion and Brigade Pre Command Course, Fort Leavenworth; Battle Staff; Airborne School; Air Assault School; Sniper School; Marksmanship Instructor Course; Driver’s Badge; Total Army Instructor Course; Small Group Instructor Course; Foreign Weapons School; Monadnock Defensive Tactics Instructor; T3 UP ARMORED HMMWV Instructor.

Among his military awards: Combat Action Badge; Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award); Army Commendation Medal (3rd award); Army Achievement Medal (9th award); Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd award); Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (2nd award); National Defense Medal (2nd award); Iraq Campaign Medal (2 stars); Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War On Terrorism Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Outstanding Volunteer Service Ribbon; Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M-Device; NCO Professional Development w/3-Device; Army Service Ribbon: Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award); Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (2nd award); NATO Ribbon; Valorous Unit Citation; Superior Unit Award; and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

CSM Masters is married to Jessica Marie Masters they have one son together named Micah (6). He also has two daughters Jesika Masters (23) and Katelyn Cantu (25).