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Command Sergeant Major

Sylvan B Bauer Jr Command Sergeant Major
Sylvan B. Bauer Jr.
Command Sergeant Major
Phone: (843) 953-1855
Fax: (843) 953-6704
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Sylvan B. Bauer Jr.
United States Army (Retired)


Command Sergeant Major Bauer was born on 25 June 1949. He entered the Army in January 1968.

Command Sergeant Major Bauer attended various military schools, including the NCO Academy, Drill Sergeant School, and the Army Recruiter's Course, and was designated the Distinguished Graduate from all three. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.

His duty positions throughout his military career include Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Recruiter, First Sergeant, Reserve Officers Training Course (R.O.T.C.) Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Infantry Training Brigade Command Sergeant Major, and Commandant of the US Army Drill Sergeant School.

He served two tours in Germany, his first tour with the Berlin Brigade where he held the position of Squad Leader and then Platoon Sergeant. His second tour was with the 1st Armored Division where he as the Command Sergeant Major of the 7th Battalion, 6th Infantry.

Command Sergeant Major Bauer also served two combat tours, his first with the 2nd Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam as a Team Leader and Squad Leader. His second combat tour was with the 7th Battalion, 6th Infantry of the 1st Armored Division in South West Asia as a Command Sergeant Major.

His stateside assignments include Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Ord, California; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; and Fort Benning, Georgia.

Command Sergeant Major Bauer's military awards include: the Legion of Merit; the Bronze Star Medal with V Device (3rd Award); the Purple Heart; the Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award); the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantryman's Badge; and the Drill Sergeant Badge. He also has received various other service and foreign awards.

Command Sergeant Major Bauer is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major for the Commandant's Department at The Citadel.

Command Sergeant Major Bauer is married to the former Wenda Rose Ockle from Whittier, California. They have one son, Sean.