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Command Sergeant Major
Petra M. Casarez

CSM Petra M. Casarez assumed the duties as the Command Sergeant Major of Joint Munitions Command on August 24, 2021.

CSM Casarez enlisted in the Army in 1994 as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Since then, she has served in leadership positions from squad leader to Command Sergeant Major.

Her assignments include 27th Main Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; 122nd Signal Battalion, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; 208th Finance Battalion/Orphan Unit Maintenance under U.S. Army Europe, Mannheim, Germany; 187th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; 143rd Ordnance Battalion, Edgewood, Maryland; 299th Forward Support Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany; 172nd Support Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany; Army Field Support Battalion-Korea, Camp Casey, Korea; Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, Camp Henry, Korea; and Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

CSM Casarez’s military education includes Basic Leader Course; Advanced Leader Course; Army Basic Instructor Course; Senior Leader Course; Drill Sergeant School; and U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 63). Her civilian education includes a bachelor’s degree in management from Wayland Baptist University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of Texas. She is also a Master Fitness Trainer and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

CSM Casarez’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Unit Commendation (one Oak Leaf Cluster); Superior Unit Award; Legion of Merit (two Oak Leaf Clusters); Bronze Star Medal (one Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and one Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (one Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and three Oak Leaf Clusters); the Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award); National Defense Service Medal (two Service Stars); Iraq Campaign Medal (three Campaign Stars); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 8); Drill Sergeant Badge; Driver and Mechanic Badge; the Honorable Order of Samuel Sharpe; and the Gen. Brehon B. Somervell Medallion of Excellence.