COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR ISAAC RAGUSA III
4-6 IN BN, 4th BCT, 1AD Fort Bliss, Texas
CSM Isaac Ragusa III is a native of Norristown, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the United States Army in June of 1989 as an Infantryman. CSM Ragusa has served in every leadership position from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include: Command Sergeant Major of the 4-6 Infantry Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas where he was the last American Soldier to leave Western Iraq in the Al Anbar Province, Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd BN, 5th BCT 1AD, Command Sergeant Major and Operations Sergeant Major of the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion 508 PIR, 82D ABN at FT Bragg, North Carolina. ISG Bco and HHC 3-504th PIR, 82D at FT Bragg, N.C.; Scout PSG 3-504th PIR, 82D ABN at FT Bragg, N.C.; Instructor, Long Range Reconnaissance Course, 4th Ranger Training Battalion at FT Benning, GA; Team Leader, Long Range Surveillance Company XVIIIth Airborne Corps FT Bragg N.C.; Team Leader, Long Range Surveillance Detachment, 2nd AD at FT Hood, TX; Scout Observer, Long Range Surveillance Detachment, 5th ID Mechanized at FT Polk, LA; Machine Gunner 4-6 Infantry, 5th Mechanized at FT Polk, LA.
He is currently the Command Sergeant Major at 2-8 Infantry Regiment, 4 ID Fort Carson, Colorado where his entire 2nd Brigade is deployed to Kuwait as the Rapid Ready Response Brigade for the United States Army. They are standing up to take action for any mission deemed critical by the President.
CSM is a graduate of many schools including PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, The Ranger course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, The Pathfinder Course, Marine Corps Amphibious Reconnaissance School, Long Range Reconnaissance School, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape Course (SERE), and Sniper School
While attending USASMA CSM Ragusa achieved his associate’s degree in Social Science.
CSM Ragusa's Military Awards include Bronze star (4OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Valorous Unit Award (1OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal with BSS, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal with BSS, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Campaign Medal, NCO professional Development Ribbon (4th award), The Army service Ribbon, The NATO Medal, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Malaysian Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantrymen Badge, and the Combat Infantrymen Badge with Star. CSM Ragusa has been the President of the Expert Infantry School for the past four years. He has successfully trained 138 Infantrymen to achieve this honored badge.
CSM Ragusa's combat tours include: Operation Just Cause, Bosnia, Kosovo, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF I and OEF III), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF II and OIF III).
CSM Ragusa is married to the former Ms Cynthia M. Almy.