CSM (Ret) Julio Candelario

CSM (Ret) Julio Candelario

Dates of Service: Jan 1986 - Aug 2013
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  • SPC Mar 87
  • SGT Oct 89
  • SSG Nov 90
  • SFC May 96
  • MSG Jun 00
  • 1SG Feb 01
  • SGM May 06
  • CSM Nov 06

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 Over 27 years of professional military leadership and management experience currently serving as a Brigade Command Sergeant Major.  Ample experience and understanding on all aspects of planning, coordination, synchronization, execution and assessment of operations.  Successfully managed resources, budgets, strategic planning, problem analysis and recommended solutions to all levels of leaders CSM Julio Candelario enlisted in the United States Army on the 3rd of January, 1986 as a Fire Support Specialist (13F). He attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Charley Battery, 4th Training Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma and retired on 30 August 2013 from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning, GA.

Military Experiences

Jul 2008 - Apr 2013
Brigade Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
Apr 2007 - May 2008
1-14 FA
Battalion Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major for an Army Tactical Missile System capable Battalion; senior enlisted advisor to the commander and staff in matters pertaining over 536 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers; executes policies and enforce standards on the performance, training and conduct of all personnel; assists the commander on providing for the care, counseling and support of families in the battalion through the Family Readiness Group volunteer personnel; supervised, synchronized and coordinated for the deployment, redeployment, reintegration and reset of over 275 Soldiers within four batteries during Operation Iraqi Freedom; subject matter expert during change of command and change of responsibilities ceremonies.
Sep 2006 - Apr 2007
Battalion Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major for a 1,200 Soldiers Field Artillery Training Battalion at the 434th Field Artillery Training Brigade consisting of two 13B Advance Individual training Batteries, two Cannon Batteries, one Range Support Infantry Company and one Headquarters Service Battery; coordinate and advices the commander with the positioning, management, and distribution of all enlisted personnel; train, mentors and coaches over 225 noncommissioned Officers on their daily performance and duties; executes the noncommissioned professional development program for the battalion quarterly.
May 2006 - Oct 2006
Detachment Sergeat Major
Sergeant Major for the Field Artillery Training Center Detachment consisting of a Headquarters Battery, Service Battery and an Infantry Company. Advised the Commander on all matters related to enlisted personnel. Supervised three First Sergeant and the Detachment Staff personnel. mentored, trained and coached more that 250 Soldiers in the Detachment on the daily performance of their duties and responsibilities. Provided support to four training Battalions with over 10,000 Basic Combat Training Soldiers.


(1 year, 1 month)
Feb 1998 - Jun 1998
Operation Southern Watch
Division Sr. Fire Support Sergeant 3rd INF DIV
Jan 1990 - Mar 1990
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Company Fires Support Sergeant with A C0 1st BN 502nd Inf
Aug 1989 - Dec 1989
Desert Shield
Colt Team Chief 1st BN 320th FA

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools
Foreign Language Skills


Spanish (3/3)

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

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1999 - 2003

Excelsior College

Bachelor's Degree, Liberal Arts

1981 - 1986

Puerto Rico Junior College

Associate Degree, Business Administration