Article Written by Male Veteran of the Quarter Dennis G. Lindgren Jr. (261st TTSB Command Sergeant Major)
CSM Dennis G. Lindgren Jr. was born in Jamestown, New York, and joined the Military in June 1982, his significant experience is as follows.
He enlisted into the Military in June 1982 and attended One Station Unit Training (Basic Training and Advance Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He received the 31V MOS as a radio operator and maintainer. His first assignment was in the 2/110th Infantry Unit in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in Butler, PA until March of 1984. In April 1984 he moved to Delaware and enlisted in the Delaware Army National Guard as a TAC Communication System Operator.
He was assigned to HHD 736 S&S Battalion as a TAC Wire Operator Specialist. In 1991, he was transferred and assigned to 262nd Maintenance Company as Wheel Vehicle Repair, Track Repair, Senior Auto Repair and Auto Repair Sergeant. In 1995, he was transferred and assigned to the 153rd MP Company as the Motor Sergeant and HQ Platoon Sergeant. In 1997, he was transferred and assigned to 261st Signal BDE as Service Maintenance Supervisor. In 1999, he was transferred and assigned to 945th C&C Company as the First Sergeant. In 2001, he was transferred and assigned to 198th Signal Battalion as the Commander Sergeant Major.
In 2003, he was transferred and assigned back to the 261st as the Logistic Sergeant Major. In 2005, he was transferred and assigned to the JFHQ as the J4 Logistic Sergeant Major. In 2005, he was transferred and assigned to the 721st Troop Command as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major. In 2006, he was transferred and assigned to the 193rd RTI as the Commandant Command Sergeant Major. In 2007, he was transferred and assigned back to the 721st Troop Command as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
In 2010, he was transferred and assigned to 184th ESC Mississippi Army National Guard where he mobilized and deployed as the LNO for higher at USFOR-A in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan. In 2011, he was transferred back to JFHQ as the Logistic Sergeant Major, and as of 2013 has been serving as the 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade Command Sergeant Major.
Civilian education: graduated from Deer Lakes High School, Gibsonia Pennsylvania. He graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Computer Engineer Degree from Delaware Technical & Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management Degree from Wilmington University.
Military Education: Army Basic Combat Training, Tactical Communication System Operator Mechanic Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Wheel Vehicle Repair Course, Basic NCO Course, Battle Skill Course, Advanced NCO Course, Master Fitness Course, Battle Lab Course, ULLS-G Course, 62B Sustainment Heavy Equipment Course, and Electrician Course, United States Army Sergeant Major Course NRC class 28 and Pre-Command and Command Sergeant Course and SSD5. CSM Lindgren is currently employed with Delaware National Guard Federal Technician Program.
Decorations, awards and citations: Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (3), Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (9), National Defense Service Medal (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Gold Hour Glass/M device, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (6), NATO Non Article ISAF Afghanistan Service Medal, Delaware National Guard Medal of Military Merit (2), Delaware National Defense Ribbon (2), Delaware Medal for Service in Aid to Civil Authority, Delaware Physical Fitness Ribbon (13), Mississippi Magnolia Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Governors Meritorious Unit Award and Unit Strength Award.
Civilian Affiliations: Life time member of Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS), member of United States Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA), associate member of the National Guard Association of Delaware (NGADE), member of the Signal Corps Regimental Association, member of Jersey Shore Volleyball Association, Head Coach for Women’s Volleyball at Del Tech Community College 2 years. Head Coach for Women’s Volleyball at Cecil College 2006 to 2014.
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