idga stats

Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey

Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey J. Mellinger assumed duties as the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s 13th Command Sergeant Major on Nov. 2, 2007.

CSM Mellinger was drafted on April 18, 1972, at Eugene, Oregon. Following basic and advanced training at Fort Ord, California, he completed airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia. His first assignment was in the Federal Republic of Germany as a unit clerk. Upon his return from Germany, CSM Mellinger was assigned to the 2d Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington. For the next five years, CSM Mellinger served as unit clerk, battalion personnel staff NCO, machinegun squad leader, rifle squad leader, rifle platoon sergeant and weapons platoon leader. He then performed drill sergeant duty at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and returned to the 2nd Ranger Battalion, serving again as a platoon sergeant.

Additional assignments include: Special Forces Military Freefall Instructor, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; senior team leader, 75th Ranger Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assistant Professor of Military Science, University of Alaska-Fairbanks; First Sergeant, Company C (Airborne), 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry (Manchu), Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Senior Enlisted Advisor, 41st Separate Infantry Brigade, Oregon Army National Guard; CSM, 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; CSM, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; Commandant, U.S. Army Alaska Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy, Fort Richardson, Alaska; CSM, United States Army Japan and 9th Theater Support Command, Camp Zama, Japan; CSM, First U.S. Army, Fort Gillem, Georgia; and CSM, Multi-National Force–Iraq from August 2004-May 2007. CSM Mellinger was then assigned to the U.S. Army Alaska and spent several months speaking to units and groups on his Iraq experiences.

CSM Mellinger’s military education includes: Commandant’s List, NCO Basic Course; Ranger School; Jumpmaster School; Jungle Expert School; FBI Crisis Reaction Course; Military Freefall Course; Drill Sergeant’s Course; Commandant’s List and Honor Graduate, NCO Advanced Course; Instructor Training Course; Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course; Commandant’s List, Sergeants Major Course Class 37; and the Command Sergeants Major Course.

CSM Mellinger’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal with “V” device, Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral eight, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge, Ranger Tab, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Action Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2), Army Superior Unit Award, Canadian Commando Parachute Badge, Royal Thai Parachute Badge, and Malaysian Parachute Badge. CSM Mellinger is a member of the National Society of Sons of the American Revolution, a Distinguished Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and has been presented the Order of Saint Maurice (Primicerius), the Order of the Combat Spur and the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara. He has more than 33 hours of accumulated freefall in more than 3,700 jumps, and is a FAA Master Parachute Rigger.

24 results
of 3
Colonel Peterson serves in one of the United States Army’s most important commands. Joint MRAP Vehicle Program is dedicated to keeping Soldiers and Marines safe in all operational environments. Countering IEDs and EFPs has become one of the United States biggest concerns in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The leaders in the defense industry...Full Article »
Digital signage is now being used for a broad range of vital communication needs by program and facility managers to get clear and consistent messages to their audience. These messages may include text, graphics, maps, images or video. This Webinar is for those who are considering digital signage and would like to understand the full spectrum of...Full Article »
Government Agencies across a broad spectrum of functional areas rely on critical assets to drive their daily activities. While these asset types vary across functional areas, there is still a common need for asset visibility. Join Lowry for a discussion surrounding total asset visibility and compliance marking and tracking mandates, such as DoD...Full Article »
With the allied forces ongoing operations in OIF/OEF, excruciating demands are placed on weapon systems. With the greater need for new equipment in an appropriate time frame, the traditional development and design of MILSPEC items just takes too long. To counter this problem the military is turning to COTS components and deploying systems into...Full Article »
Our warfighters must constantly adapt to changing conditions, as so must their equipment. The increasing presence of insurgents has moved the fighting into urban areas, bringing new challenges. Equipment must be adapted to these changes to achieve the increased flexibility, durability, and functionality required. In this webinar, Ben Harrison...Full Article »
In Afghanistan in 2010, The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is taking on a second surge and has had a change in strategy for the third time since it begun battling an evolving insurgency that is gaining momentum taking hold in regions in theater. Meanwhile, mission support from the local population in Afghanistan and from the...Full Article »
UAV and UAS have emerged as revolutionary platform in modern combat thanks to missions in OIF and OEF. From early origins in the 1990’s, the programs have grown to more than 260 UAV variants operating from or being being developed in over 50 countries. Distinct new classes of airframes have been created. Among these are the SUAS, TUAS,...Full Article »
Countering IEDs and EFPs is one of the United States military’s biggest concerns in both Iraq and Afghanistan. IEDs have remained a leading cause of casualty in both theaters, vehicles and convoys and have been primary targets for insurgents. Reducing and minimizing the damage to personnel and equipment from IEDs is of paramount concern in...Full Article »
Body Armor is one of the most important pieces of equipment a soldier has and can mean the difference between life and death. Amidst the heightened tempo of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, body armor and personel protection equipment have attracted renewed interest. This interest has come from several sectors: military procurement,...Full Article »
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has become an increasingly vital part of the Department of Defense’s continuous process improvement efforts. The benefits of LSS, the tool that was successfully pioneered and adopted by the commercial world to achieve continuous process improvements, are now being fully realized by the federal government and the DoD in...Full Article »
24 results
of 3