Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas D. Dieckman

Command Sergeant Major, 416th Theater Engineer Command

CSM Doug Dieckman began his military career on September 18, 1990 when he enlisted into the U.S. Army Reserves. He joined A Company, 397th Engineer Battalion in Ladysmith, Wisconsin as a Combat Engineer Soldier.  He attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri. Upon completion of this training, he was assigned to 1st platoon, in A Company. During his time in A Company, CSM Dieckman assumed numerous positions of increased leadership  responsibility.

In April, 2002, CSM Dieckman transferred to the 14th Battalion (NCOES),  84th Regiment at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin. Here he was one of the senior instructors for BNCOC and ANCOC and soon became one of the course managers. In November, 2004, a promotion selection to E-8 landed him a position within the 88th RRC at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. He was assigned to the G7 section as the Senior Training NCO. In April, 2006 an opportunity to transfer back to the 397th Engineer Battalion was presented and CSM Dieckman accepted. He was assigned as the S3 Senior Training NCO and served as a liaison for newly acquired Firefighter Detachments in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. After successfully integrating four detachments into the Battalion, CSM Dieckman was offered a First Sergeant position with the 428th Engineer Company in Wausau, Wisconsin. He assumed this position in May of 2007. On November 1, 2009, CSM Dieckman was selected for SGM and assigned to the 86th Training Division at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin. He was the Senior Training NCO in the G7 section. Their focus was to assist in the planning and execution of Warrior Exercises conducted at Ft. McCoy, WI. In August, 2012, CSM Dieckman was assigned as the interim Command Sergeant Major for the 3/329th Small Arms Readiness Battalion in Milwaukee, WI. In April of 2013, he was selected as the Command Sergeant Major for the 397th Engineer Battalion in Eau Claire, WI. In May of 2016, CSM Dieckman was selected as the 378th Engineer Detachment Command Sergeant Major in Darien, IL. In July of 2017, CSM Dieckman was selected as the 372nd Engineer Brigade Command Sergeant Major in Ft. Snelling, CSM Dieckman previously served as the 86th Training Division CSM at Ft. McCoy, WI. In October of 2021, CSM Dieckman was selected to serve as the Command Sergeant Major for the 416th Theater Engineer Command.

Education: CSM Dieckman’s military education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Total Army Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, 1SG Course, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course, and BN/BDE
Pre-Command Course. CSM Dieckman’s civilian education includes: BA-Technology Education (UW-Stout), MS-School Counseling (UW-Stout) and advanced certification in School Administration (St. Mary’s University).

Awards/Decorations: CSM Dieckman’s awards and decorations include: Oversees Training Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Components Achievement Medal(9), Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon(5), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Achievement Medal(3), Army Commendation Medal(6) and Meritorious Service Medal(2).

Civilian Life: CSM Dieckman is married to his wife, Megan. They have three children, Darek (22), Jared (21), and Emma (18). They reside in Ladysmith, WI. CSM Dieckman is a school administrator for the Loyal School District. He is involved with numerous committees and clubs within the school district and community. His family enjoys living in the
country and spending time outdoors. As busy as life seems to be, there is always time to have some fun.