Command Sergeant Major Matthew Strasser CSM, 2/34 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Iowa Army National Guard
Command Sergeant Major Strasser entered military service as a member of the Iowa National Guard in March of 1993. Command Sergeant Major Strasser has served in various leadership positions to include Team Leader,Scout Section Sergeant,Scout Platoon Sergeant,1SG, BCT Operations Sergeant Major and Command Sergeant Major of 1-113 CAV prior to his current assignment as the Command Sergeant major of the 4500 soldier 2″d Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division.
Command Sergeant Major Strasser has multiple deployments to include KFOR 5B (Kosovo) as a Platoon Sergeant, Operation Enduring Freedom 5/6 (Afghanistan) as an Embedded Training Team (ETT) senior NCO mentor and Operation Enduring Freedom 10/11(Afghanistan) as the 2/34th IBCT Operations Sergeant Major. Command Sergeant Major Strasser’s military education includes 19D Cavalry Scout Basic Combat Training, Primary Leadership, and Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course Phases I and II, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course Phases I, II and liB (Honor Graduate), SSD 5, Military Transition Team, Advanced Military Transition Team and United States Army Sergeant’s Major Course.
Command Sergeant Major Strasser’ major awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Bronze Star Medals,3 Army Commendation Medals,6 Army Achievement Medals, the Combat Action Badge along with numerous others awards.
He lives in Rose Hill, Iowa with his wife Jessica. They have two sons, both graduates of North Mahaska, Reece who is 20 and attends Iowa State Universtiy and Tyler who is 18 and attends William Penn University.