4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) Command Team
By U.S. Army
April 22, 2016 1 / 2 Current Operations.
COL Jones' awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with OLC, DMSM, MSM with five OLC, ARCOM with two OLC, AAM with two OLC, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, GWOT Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Ribbon, NATO ISAF Medal, the Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, and the Senior Parachutist, and Air Assault Badges.
COL Jones' military and civilian education includes a B.A. in Political Science and Pre-Law from Mount Union College in Alliance, OH and a Master's of Business Administration from Webster University, St. Louis, MO. He is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the Combined Arms Staff and Services School, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.
VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 2 Command Sergeant Major Robert A. Duenas hails from Fayetteville, NC and graduated from Westover Senior High in June 1991.In August 1991, he joined the U.S. Army from his hometown of Fayetteville, NC. After completion of One Station Unit Training and Airborne School at Fort Benning, GA., he was assigned to HHC 1st Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), Fort Bragg NC.CSM Duenas' previous duty positions and assignments include Team Leader and Scout Squad Leader for the 1st Battalion, 504th PIR, Fort Bragg, NC; Scout Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant for 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, Fort Drum, NY; Platoon Sergeant for 3rd Battalion, 505th PIR, Fort Bragg, NC; Team Sergeant and Instructor Writer for the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Dahlonega, GA; First Sergeant for both 3rd SQDN, 2nd CAV REGT and 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry, Fort Lewis, WA.CSM Duenas additionally worked as the Operations Sergeant Major for the 1-38th IN; Operations Sergeant Major for 2nd Battalion 508th PIR, Fort Bragg, NC; Command Sergeant Major for 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry and as the 4th BDE, 1st Infantry Division as the Provisional Rear Detachment, Fort Riley, KS; Deputy Chief of Staff G-3 Operations Sergeant Major for the United States Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, HI; the Command Sergeant Major for the 1st Squadron 73rd Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bragg NC; and is currently assigned as the Command Sergeant Major for the 4th Brigade 25th Infantry Division (Airborne), Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK.CSM Duenas has a total of 54 months deployed in support of the War on Terror; three Afghanistan and two Iraq tours. Additionally CSM Duenas has two Operational tours; Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia Herzegovina and the Multinational Forces and Observer in Egypt.CSM Duenas holds an Associate Degree in General Studies, and is currently working on finishing his Bachelor's Degree. He has excelled in every leadership position from Team Leader to Sergeant Major, and has successfully completed every Noncommissioned Officer Education System, to include the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 59. Other military schools include, BN Pre-Command and CSM Development Course, Jumpmaster School, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Long Range Reconnaissance Course, Basic Mountaineering Course both winter and summer, Basic Instructors Course, and the Manpower and Force Management Course.CSM Duenas' awards and decorations include four Bronze Star, six Meritorious Service Medal, five Army Commendation Medal, three Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (4 campaign stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 campaign stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (4th Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 4), two Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, NATO Medal (bronze star), Multinational Forces and Observers Medal, Ranger Tab, Air Assault Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Master Parachutist Badge.
To our new 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Spartans:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. The Spartan Brigade has proudly deployed in support of OIF and OEF during our brigade's short history and is now serving as the Army's only arctic airborne brigade combat team. We are a mission-focused Command, and our mission is training to be ready for decisive action contingency operations in 2014. In that sense, we know that integrating you and your Family into the unit and area is essential for you to be able to focus on the unit priorities. Quality of life and support for Paratroopers and their Families are essential to the command. I believe you will find your assignment here personally challenging and professionally rewarding. You and your Family will have a unique opportunity to enjoy the beautiful and historic sites here in the great state of Alaska, the "Last Frontier."
We will make every effort to support your arrival. The successful reception of each Trooper and their Family is of great concern to us. Upon arrival, visit the Fort Richardson Welcome Center, Building 600, to obtain newcomer's assistance. Log on to www.jber.af.mil to learn more about the community and where to start the process of your upcoming transition to Alaska. For the latest on what's happening across the brigade, visit us on Facebook.
Again, welcome to the Spartan Brigade and Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER), Alaska. We look forward to your arrival. I look forward to personally welcoming you and your Family into the Spartan Family.
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