Command Sergeant Major Daniel F. Benedict is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in January of 1988.
Prior to his assignment as the Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command(Airborne) he served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 353d Civil Affairs Command, Staten Island, NY; Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Psychological Operations Command, Cleveland, OH; Command Sergeant Major of the 450th Civil Affairs BN(A), White Plains, MD; Command Sergeant Major of the 403rd Civil Affairs BN, Syracuse, NY; First Sergeant, HHC, 304th Civil Affairs BDE, Bristol, PA; Civil Affairs Team Sergeant, 404th Civil Affairs BN(A), Ft. Dix, NJ; Civil Affairs Team Sergeant, 416th Civil Affairs BN(A), San Diego, CA; Supply Specialist, 814th Supply Company, Bloomsburg, PA.
He mobilized in 1990 in support of Desert Shield/Storm at the New Cumberland Army Depot in Pennsylvania. Mobilizing in 2003, in support of Iraqi Freedom and deployed in 2004 as a Civil Affairs Team Sergeant to Mosul, Iraq, while attached to the 3rd Brigade Stryker Team, 2nd Infantry Division. In 2007 Benedict mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and deployed as a Civil Affairs Team Sergeant, to Tikrit, Iraq attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
CSM Benedict has completed multiple military education courses for his current position. His professional development schools include Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advance Noncommissioned Officers Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course, First Sergeant Course, Structured Self Development V, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Non-Resident Course, and the Nominative Leaders Course.
CSM Benedict is currently employed as a Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science degrees, both from Bloomsburg University.
CSM Benedict’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal with “V” device for Valor, Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (4OLC), National Defense Service Medal (1 bronze star), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/silver hourglass and “M”, ”2” device), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, German Army Fitness Proficiency Badge (Gold), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Superior Unit Commendation (1OLC), and Overseas Service Bars (3).
CSM Benedict is married to his wife Carolyn and resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.