Command Sergeant Major Michael R. Mielke is a native of Northfield, New Jersey and enlisted in the United States Army in 1991.
CSM Mielke has served in various assignments stateside and overseas including: Command Sergeant Major, 139th Medical Brigade, Independence, MO; Command Sergeant Major, 345th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA; Command Sergeant Major, 314th Military Intelligence Battalion, San Diego, CA; HHC First Sergeant, 152nd Theater Information Operations Group, Camp Parks, CA; Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Army World Class Athlete Program, Ft Carson, CO; Battalion Operations Sergeant, 2/360 Field Artillery; French Camp, CA; Civil Affairs Doctrine Developer, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Operations Sergeant, 445th Civil Affairs Battalion, Mountain View, CA; Incident Modeling NCO, 95th Weapons of Mass Destruction – Civil Support Team, Hayward, CA; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Leader, 787th Ordnance Company (EOD), Moffett FAF, CA; Military Athlete, Army World Class Athlete Program, FT Carson, CO; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Member, 87th Ordnance Detachment (EOD), Moffett FAF, CA; Human Resource Specialist, 48th Ordnance Detachment (EOD), FT Jackson, SC. Command Sergeant Major Mielke deployed with the 445th Civil Affairs Battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (03-04).
CSM Mielke’s awards and decorations consist of: Meritorious Service Medal (3rd OLC), Army Commendation Medal (7th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3rd OLC), Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), Army Reserve Commendation Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Star), Global War On Terrorism Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MVOSM), Armed Forces Reserve Achievement Medal (Bronze Hour Glass – M Device), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon (Numeral 2), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Senior Technician Badge, and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Basic Badge.
CSM Mielke’s civilian and military education includes: United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Advanced Non Commissioned Officers Course, Basic Non Commissioned Officers Course, and the Primary Leadership Development Course.
Notable schools and courses include: Airborne School, Explosive Ordnance Disposal School, Joint Nuclear Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course, FBI Post Blast Investigator Course, Army Instructor Course, Civil Affairs Specialist Course, Tactical Information
Operations Course, CSM Legal Orientation Course, and the Nominative Leaders Course.
He is a retired police officer with the city of Mountain View, CA and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Jose State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Stockton University.