Command Sergeant Major
Luis A. Rosario Velez
Luis A. Rosario Velez
Command Sgt. Maj. Luis A. Rosario Velez assumed duties as Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, April 25, 2014. CSM Rosario hails from Bayamón, P.R. He started his military career in June 1989 at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, where he completed his Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as a Motor Transport Operator. After completing his initial training, he went back to his hometown to continue his civilian education and serve in the 432nd TC CO. Previous to his assignment as the Garrison CSM he served as the Brigade CSM for the 166th RSG in Fort Buchanan, P.R. and Battalion CSM for the 828th TC BN in Livingston, AL.
CSM Rosario started his Active Guard Reserve (AGR) career in 1997 as the Detachment Sergeant for Detachment 1, 647th TC Meridian, MS. Over the past 24 years he has served in myriad of positions to include; heavy vehicle driver, truck section leader, platoon sergeant, training NCO, truck master, detachment sergeant, first sergeant, transportation supervisor , Training Readiness and Mobilization SGM, Senior Reserve Component Affairs Advisor to the Commanding General at SDDC and Battalion, Brigade CSM.
CSM Rosario military education includes all courses in Noncommissioned Education System to include the resident course at the Sergeants Major Academy, Class 58. He also completed the Company Trainers Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Unit Movement Officer Course, Strategic Deployment Planning Course, World Wide Port System Course, Air Assault Course, Airborne Course and the Command Sergeant Major Course at the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
CSM Rosario holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Marketing and Sales from Metropolitan University in San Juan, P.R. where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University in Saint Louis, MO.
CSM Rosario’s awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with one oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hour Glass and M device, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with number 4, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge and Airborne Badge.