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CSM Daniel A. Dailey
Command Sergeant Major Daniel A. Dailey
Command Sergeant Major
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Command Sergeant Major Daniel A. Dailey enlisted in the Army in 1989 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as an 11B (Infantryman) at Fort Benning, Georgia.

His initial assignment was to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany, where he served as a radio telephone operator and rifleman, and participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After returning from Desert Storm, he remained in the 15th Infantry Regiment and was promoted to the rank of sergeant where he served as both a team leader and a commander’s gunner until 1993. Upon completing his tour in Germany, he was reassigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas, where he was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant and served as a Bradley commander and a Battalion master gunner from 1993 to 1996. He was then reassigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Camp Casey, Korea, where he served as a section leader and was later promoted to sergeant first class. After completing his 12-month tour in Korea in 1997, he was reassigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. While at Fort Stewart, he served as the Primary Leadership Development Course senior instructor and later as a platoon sergeant in the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment from 1998 to 2000. In 2001, he was reassigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado, where he served as a platoon sergeant. While at Fort Carson, he was promoted to first sergeant and assumed responsibility of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment and later Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, where he deployed his company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2004. In 2003, he was selected to attend the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and was promoted to the rank of Command Sergeant Major in August of 2004. Command Sergeant Major Dailey was then reassigned back to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, where he served as the Battalion command sergeant major and completed another combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005 to 2006. In March of 2007, he was selected to serve as the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division command sergeant major, where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007 to 2009. In March of 2009, Command Sergeant Major Dailey was selected as the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) command sergeant major where he served as both the command sergeant major of Fort Carson, Colorado, and U.S. Division-North, Iraq in Support of Operation New Dawn during his fifth combat deployment. In August 2011, Command Sergeant Major Dailey was selected to serve as the command sergeant Major of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Command Sergeant Major Dailey’s military and civilian education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officer’s Course, the Bradley Master Gunner Course, the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer’s Course, the First Sergeants Course, the Force Management Course and the Keystone Course. He is a graduate of class 54 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and the Command Sergeants Major Course. Command Sergeant Major Dailey currently holds a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) from Excelsior University.

Command Sergeant Major Dailey’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Bronze Star Medal (3rd award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Commendation Medal (7th award), Army Achievement Medal (10th award), Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), South West Asia Service Medal (one bronze service star), Iraq Campaign Medal (five bronze service stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Drivers Badge (wheel), Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion), and he is a member of the Distinguished Audie Murphy Club.