Joint Base Langley-Eustis

 

COMMAND SGT. MAJ. ERIC J. VIDAL I

Command Sergeant Major Eric J. Vidal I is the Command Sergeant Major, 733rd Mission Support Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA. He is the primary advisor to the commander for all matters pertaining to training, operations, maintenance, and force development for over 615 Army and Air Force personnel. The 733rd Mission Support Group is comprised of two squadrons and one division providing wartime and peacetime mission support and quality of life for the 633rd Air Base Wing, Headquarters United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, four United States Army brigades, Headquarters Joint Task Force Civil Support, and numerous other associate units and mission partners. The unit carries out deployment operations, construction, security, facility maintenance, supply and transportation for a base community totaling over 7,780 acres and hosting 23,000 active duty, Guard and Reserve, Department of Defense civilians, and retired personnel.

Command Sergeant Major Vidal was born in New York and joined the Army in 1991. He has served in every enlisted position from team leader to Command Sergeant Major and has supported or deployed in support of every major contingency operation.

CIVILIAN EDUCATION
2015 - Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Management, Ashford University, IA

MILITARY EDUCATION
1991 - Basic Training
1991 - Advanced Individual Training
1993 - Basic Leaders Course
1996 - Advanced Leaders Course
1999 - Air Movement Operations Course
1999 - Airlift Operations Corse
2001 - Senior Leaders Course
2005 - Battle Staff Course
2006 - Unit Antiterrorism Advisor Course
2006 - Company Commander/First Sergeant Course
2006 - Combat Lifesavers Course
2009 - Sergeant Majors Academy - Resident
2013 - Battalion Pre Command/Command Sergeant Major Course
2013 - Command Sergeant Major Developmental Program
2014 – Sergeant Major Force Management Course
2015 - Sustainment Pre Command Course
2017 - Brigade Pre Command/Command Sergeant Major Course

ASSIGNMENTS
1. 1991 - 1991, Basic Trainee,
2. 1991 - 1992, Advanced Individual Training Student,
3. 1992 - 1993, DAS-3 Operator, 32nd Air Defense Artillery, Nuebrueke, Germany
4. 1993 - 1995, Stock Controller Clerk, 3rd Support Battalion, Conn Barr, Germany
5. 1995 - 1995, Parts Load List Clerk, 24th Combat Service Support, Fort Lewis, WA
6. 1995 - 1995, Parts Load List Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 24th Combat Service Support, Fort Lewis, WA
7. 1995 - 1996, Parts Load List Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 40th Transportation Company, Fort Lewis, WA
8. 1996 - 1997, 3rd Shop Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 542nd Maintenance Company, Fort Lewis, WA
9. 1997 - 1998, Technical Supply Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Camp Stanton, Korea
10. 1998 - 2000, MAP Depot Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 406th Supply and Service Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC
11. 2000 - 2002, Field Recruiter, New York City Recruiting Battalion, Fort Hamilton, NY
12. 2002 - 2003, Station Commander, New York City Recruiting Battalion, Fort Hamilton, NY
13. 2003 - 2004, Operations Noncommissioned Officer, 13th Corps Support Command, Fort Hood, TX
14. 2004 - 2005, Operations Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 13th Corps Support Command, Fort Hood, TX
15. 2005 - 2006, Operations Sergeant, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, HI
16. 2006 – 2008, First Sergeant, Alpha Company, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, HI
17. 2008 - 2008, Rear Detachment Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, HI
18. 2008 - 2009, Student, United States Army Sergeant Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX
19. 2009 - 2011, Senior Logistics Services Supervisor, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, IL
20. 2011 - 2014, Senior Supply Supervisor, 2nd Engineer Brigade, Fort Richardson, AK
21. 2014 - 2016, Command Sergeant Major, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, TX
22. 2016 - 2017, Command Sergeant Major, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Support Squadron, Fort Irwin, CA
23. 2017 - Present, Command Sergeant Major, 733d Mission Support Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with nine oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Superior Unit Award
Army Good Conduct Medal silver with three loops
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Developmental Ribbon with numeral 4
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 5
Driver and Mechanic Badge
Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Expert with rifle

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Private First Class February 27, 1991
Specialist September 1, 1992
Sergeant July 1, 1995
Staff Sergeant October 1, 1997
Sergeant First Class July 1, 2001
First Sergeant February 1, 2005
Command Sergeant Major July 1, 2011

(Current as of September 2017)



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