Command Sergeant Major Brian J. Schlatter was born in Huntertown, Indiana and entered military service on March 18, 1987. CSM Schlatter has over 33 years of service in the Army including assignments in support of Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He has served from every NCO Leadership position from team leader to command sergeant major. He has also served as a Senior Drill Sergeant, Chief Instructor and First Sergeant of both the Drill Sergeant School at Fort Knox, but also of an Infantry One Station Unit Training Company at Fort Benning.
CSM Schlatter has been the command sergeant major of the 470th Movement Control Battalion, the 318th Public Affairs Battalion, the 3rd Brigade Ordinance, and most recently the 55th Sustainment Brigade.
His military education includes Infantry Basic Training, TOW Gunner Training, Primary Leaders Development Course, Basic Non-commissioned Officers Course, Advanced Non-commissioned Officer Course, Equal Opportunity Representative Course, Drill Sergeant School, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Army Combatives Level I & II, 1SG Course, Airborne, Air Assault, Sergeants Major Academy, Rappel Master School, and Nominative Leaders Course (NLC).
CSM Schlatter’s decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart (awarded twice), Meritorious Service Medal (awarded three times), Army Commendation Medal (awarded SIX times), Army Achievement Medal (awarded five times), Army Good Conduct Medal, Reserve Components Achievement Medal (awarded seven times) , National
Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hour glass and M device and numeral 3, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 6, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Airborne, Air Assault, Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
CSM Schlatter has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and is currently employed at the VA Hospital in Ft Wayne, IN, as a General Engineer/Project Manager. He resides in Huntertown, Indiana with his wife, Jennifer. They reside together with their daughter and son, Whitney, 25, and Collin, 22.