CSM Deanna Czarnecki, a Wisconsin native, enlisted in the US Army Reserve as a 71L (Clerk/Typist) on February 15, 1996 as a split-option trainee. She attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina the summer of 1996 and returned for Advanced Individual Training the summer of 1997. CSM Czarnecki spent her reserve time in various administrative roles with an engineer battalion, a health services brigade, and a combat support hospital prior to her selection to the Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) program in 2003.
As an AGR, CSM Czarnecki held several human resources positions at the battalion, brigade, and division levels, to include a deployment to Afghanistan with the 372d Engineer Brigade as the G1 NCOIC. CSM Czarnecki served as career manager and branch chief of the AGR Sergeant Major/Command Sergeant Major Branch while assigned to Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky prior to attending the Sergeants Major Academy. Upon academy graduation, she served two years at the 352d Civil Affairs Command as the G1 SGM followed by the G3 SGM and acting Command Sergeant Major. CSM Czarnecki most recently worked as the enlisted policy division SGM and reserve policy integrator for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, Directorate of Military Personnel Management at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
CSM Czarnecki has attended every level of NCOPDS commensurate with her rank. In addition, she has attended several other professional military training courses to include the Master Fitness Course, Executive Administrative Assistant Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course, Equal Opportunity Advisor Course, Brigade S1 Operations Course, Army Basic Instructors Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Airborne School, and How the Army Runs Course.
CSM Czarnecki holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin and a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy Class 67.
CSM Czarnecki’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars), Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with Silver hourglass and M device), Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, and Army Superior Unit Award (1OLC). She was awarded the gold Horatio Gates Medal in 2022, the Theodore Roosevelt Medal in 2017, the bronze Horatio Gates Medal in 2016 and the bronze deFleury in 2010. CSM Czarnecki earned the Gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in 2017.
CSM Czarnecki has two children, a son-in-law, and one grandchild.