Command Sergeant Major Ronald L. Bly

Command Sergeant Major Ronald L. Bly assumed duties as the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) Command Sergeant Major on February 17, 2016.

Command Sergeant Major entered the military in 1988 into the Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia. After attending Basic Training, Command Sergeant Major Bly’s first operational assignment was in 1988 to the 75th Ranger Battalion. During this assignment, he served as an Infantryman, Team and Squad Leader, Assistant Team Sergeant, and Senior Reconnaissance Sergeant.

In 1997, Command Sergeant Major Bly was assigned to the United States Office of Military Support at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In 2001, he was assigned to the 1st Special Forces Operation Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as a Team Member/ Operator, Assistant Team Sergeant, and Team Sergeant. In 2012, he was assigned to the 2-35 Infantry, 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barrack, Hawaii where he served as the Operation Sergeant Major and the Battalion Sergeant Major.

Command Sergeant Major Bly is a graduate of Airborne School, Ranger Indoctrination Program, Army Trauma Training Course, Emergency Medical Technician Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Pre-Ranger Course, Ranger Course, Static Line Jumpmaster Course, Waterborne Infiltration Course, SERE Level C, Combat Divers Qualification Course, Military Freefall Qualification course, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course, Military Freefall Advanced Course, Ranger Orientation Program, Hazardous Material Course, Advanced Land Navigation Course, Operators Training Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Advanced Demolition Certification, and the Jungle Warfare School and has attended all levels of the NCOES.

Command Sergeant Major Bly has been awarded the Soldier’s Medal; Bronze Star with “V” Device; Bronze Star (five Oak Leaf Clusters); Purple Heart (one Oak Leaf Cluster); Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters); Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak Leaf Cluster); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device; Army Commendation Medal (seven Oak Leaf Clusters); Joint Service Achievement Award; Army Achievement Medal (six Oak Leaf Clusters); National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award); Good Conduct Medal (9th  Award); Kosovo Campaign Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ Bronze Star and Arrowhead device; Presidential Unit Citation (one Oak Leaf Cluster); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; ISAF NATO Medal; Afghan Campaign Medal; Combat Infantryman's Badge (2nd  Award); Expert Infantryman's Badge; Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge; Combat Diver’s Badge; Master Parachutist Badge w/ Bronze Star; German, British and Canadian Parachutist Badges and the Ranger Tab.

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