CSM Rene Rivera Casanova

CSM Rene Rivera Casanova

Dates of Service: Mar 1981 - Apr 2017
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  • CSM Feb 06

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SGM Rivera enlisted in the Army on 3 June 1981. SGM Rivera has attended numerous military schools including the nine months Sergeants Major Academy resident course, class 55, at Fort Bliss TX, the Command Sergeants Major Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the 90A Theater Logistics Course, and the USAR Battalion/Brigade Pre-command Course. SGM Rivera has served in various assignments throughout his military career including: Combat Signaler with the 5th Special Forces Group in Fort Bragg, NC, Radio Operator and Squad Leader with the 6/327 Airborne Light Infantry BDE in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Team Leader with the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) England, United Kingdom, Training and Operations NCO with the 35th Signal Co, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico, San Juan Recruiting Company P.R., Senior Command Retention NCO with the 807th Medical BDE in Seagoville, Texas, Command Retention NCO for the 90th RRC in North Little Rock AR, Senior Command Retention NCO for the 90th RSG in San Antonio, TX, Operations NCO for the 65th RRC Retention Office, Garrison Command Sergeant Major at Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher Tikrit, Iraq, former CSM of the 166th Regional Support Group (RSG) at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, former 1st Mission Support Command, Command Sergeant Major in Fort Buchanan, PR., and he presently a USASMA Faculty Advisor for the Non-Resident Course Phase II, and Army Reserve TRADOC Sergeant Major. SGM Rivera holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University in St. Loius and a Master’s Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Villanova University, FL. SGM Rivera’s military awards and decorations include; the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with a Silver Oak Leaf Cluster & two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with a Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with a Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Medal with three Silver knot, the Army Reserve Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal with a Bronze Service Star, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with a bronze star, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with a Bronze Hour Glass and the M Device, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 4, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon with Numeral 3, the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Army Recruiting Ring. His badges include the Army Recruiting Gold Badge with 3 Sapphire Stars, the Career Counselor Badge, the Airborne Badge, the Driver and Mechanic Badge, the Sharp Shooter Badge (Pistol), the Greek Airborne Foreign Jump Wings, and he is member of the prestigious Order of Saint Martin.

Military Experiences

Jul 2014 - Feb 2017
Jun 2013 - Jul 2014
Faculty Advisor
Faculty Advisor for USASMA NON-Resident Phase II
Nov 2010 - May 2013
1st MSC
Command Sergeant Major
CSM for the 1st Mission Support Command for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Island.
Jul 2006 - Oct 2010
166th RSG
Command Sergeant Major
CSM for the 166th Regional Support Group and deploy the Brigade HQs to Operation Iraqi Freedom.


(1 year, 2 months)
Aug 2009 - Sep 2010
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Garrison CSM for the 3rd ID HQs in COB Speicher, Tikrit, Iraq

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jun 2013

USASMA Faculty Advisor

Foreign Language Skills


Spanish (2+/3)

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Security Clearance

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Academic Degrees

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