Command Sgt. Maj. Annette Brandenburg-Bethany

Command Sergeant Major, 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command

Command Sergeant Major Annette M. Brandenburg-Bethany entered the Army in February 1987. She has an Associates of Science in Criminal Justice from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Park University in Parkville, Missouri. She is currently working towards obtaining a double major in Computer Information Systems Management and Human Resources Management from Park University in Parkville, Missouri. She has completed the Associate Professional of Human Resources (aPHR) Certification.

Her military education includes the Human Resources Specialist Course, Finance Specialist Course, Primary Leader Development Course, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Advanced Leader Course, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Senior Leader Course, First Sergeant Course, Sergeants Major Course, Battalion/Brigade Pre-Command Course, Command Sergeants Major Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course, Unit Mobilization Planner Course, Unit Movement Officer Course, and Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Defense Course, How the Army Runs – Sergeants Major, Military Personnel Managers Course, Nominative Leader Course, and Defense Support of Civil Authorities Course.

CSM Brandenburg-Bethany is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major of the 451st Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Wichita, KS. Past roles include serving as the Command Sergeant Major of the Deployment Support Command, Birmingham, AL; Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Command Sergeant Major of the 1188th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion in Decatur, Georgia; Command Sergeant Major of the 352nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Macon, Georgia; First Sergeant of the 314th Chemical Company in Carrollton, Georgia; First Sergeant of the Headquarters Headquarters Company, 359th Signal Brigade in Fort Gordon, Georgia; Computer Plotter for both the 335th Theater Signal Command and 359th Signal Brigade; Human Resources Sergeant for the 335th Theater Signal Command; and as a Human Resources Sergeant for the Secretary of the Army, Under Secretary of the Army, Under Secretary of the Army for Research and Development, and 81st Regional Readiness Command.

Mobilizations and deployments include: Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm 1990-1992, Operation Noble Eagle 2005-2007, and Operation New Dawn 2011. CSM Brandenburg-Bethany's significant awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf cluster, the Army Commendation with two Oak Leaf clusters and the Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with 2 bronze loops, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with one silver and three bronze Oak Leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Iraqi Campaign Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Gold Hourglass and "M" Device with numerical 3, Non-Commissioned Officer Ribbon with numerical 6, Overseas Service Ribbon with numerical 2, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medals (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Government of Kuwait), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Originally from Wisconsin, CSM Brandenburg-Bethany is a Human Resources Analyst at the Army Review Boards Agency in Arlington, VA.