1SG Michael Blount

1SG Michael Blount

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  • PVT
  • PV2
  • PFC Aug 90
  • SPC Jan 92
  • SGT Sep 93
  • SSG Aug 99
  • SFC Aug 00
  • 1SG Mar 06

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Military career started as a Cannon Crewman in the CT Army National Guard. I was First Army Soldier of the Year in 1992; NCO of the Year in 1993. Transferred to USAR, completed and graduated from Drill Sergeant School, 4 deployments - 2 each to Iraq and Afghanistan. Read, write and speak passable Arabic, Dari and French. CPA, licensed to practice in NY, CT; 15 years' private practice.

Military Experiences

Ended in Sep 2015
Dec 2013 - Nov 2014
2-317 RGT
Interim CSM
Senior Enlisted Advisor to Battalion Commander with emphases on Drill Sergeant recruiting, production and training. Motivate Drill Sergeant Candidates in their preparations for and graduation from Drill Sergeant School and encourage current Drill Sergeants to enhance their careers through NCOES qualification(s).
Mar 2011 - Dec 2013
C Co
First Sergeant
Turns out I have hidden recruiting talents. Took a unit in freefall and turned it into a fire-breathing bunch of Drill Sergeants. That's where I found the power of Paragraph Four of the Drill Sergeant Creed "I will lead by example, never requiring a Soldier to perform a task I would not do myself." Words to live and lead by.
Aug 1999 - Mar 2010
First Sergeant
Service time included deployment to Iraq (OIF III), co-located with B/1/3, USMC, then op-con'd to Recon. AOR included Battle of Fallujah (NOV 04 - JAN 05), then to the Zaidon with 2d and 3d Recon


(3 years, 1 month)
Dec 2010 - Oct 2011
Afghanistan ribbon
Dec 2009 - May 2010
Afghanistan ribbon
May 2008 - Oct 2008
Iraq ribbon
Sep 2004 - Oct 2005
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
MiTT IVO Al Anbar Province

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Sep 2009 - Oct 2009

Aug 1999 - Jun 2000

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jun 1997 - Jun 1998

MOS 12-B

Jan 1990 - Apr 1990

MOS 13-B, Ft Sill, OK


May 2014

Project Mangement Professional (PMP)

May 2013

Foreign Language Skills



French (1/0+)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2013 - 2014

Project Management Institute

Bachelor's Degree, Project Management

2012 - 2014

Northern Virginia Community College

Associate Degree, Certificate in National Security Studies

1979 - 1980

New York Univeristy Leonard N. School of Business

1973 - 1977

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