CSM Frank Gutierrez is a native of San Antonio, Texas and a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1990. He attended Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, S.C. and graduated Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Gordon, Ga. as a 31C, Single Channel Radio Telephone Operator. CSM Gutierrez has been in the Army for 25 years.
CSM Gutierrez's first duties began with the 82nd Airborne Division. While assigned there, he served as Team and Section Chief within the 82nd Assault Command Post Platoon, CG's RTO, and formal selection as a Jumpmaster Instructor at the Fort Bragg Advanced Airborne School. In addition to numerous recognitions, he also graduated as Distinguished Honor Graduate and Leadership Awardee during attendance at Advanced Leaders Course. He was then selected to serve in Army Recruiting Command where he earned USAREC's Gold Badge with 3-star sapphires, was New Recruiter of the Year, and was named one of the top 100 recruiters in the U.S. He served on the Operational Detachment Bravo where he supervised communications and training. He also led joint project development with NSW2 EOD and Air Force CCT. He went on to serve in numerous duties within USASOC, including Plans and Operations NCO, Plans NCOIC, unit First Sergeant, and S3 SGM. As an promotable E8, he was then assigned to TRADOC at Fort Gordon as the Battle Command Systems Directorate SGM, served as Senior Instructor Writer, and supervised Advanced Individual Training for over 15,000 25C (radio), 25L (cable) and 25U (systems maintainers) for the 369th Signal Battalion under 15th Signal Brigade. During this tour he was selected for CSM, attended the Air Force Senior NCO Academy (Air Force equivalent to U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy) and graduated as Distinguished Honor Graduate. He then served with 21st Signal Brigade and assumed the role of the 114th Signal Battalion CSM. While there, he served in dual capacity as both Battalion and Garrison CSM throughout day-to-day operations. He was then selected under ARSOF CSL and reassigned back to Special Operations in dual capacity as the CSM of 112th Signal Battalion and Senior Signal Sergeant Major for the MACOM. He chaired the SOF Senior NCO Talent Management Selection Boards for all subordinate units under USASOC. He went on to Southwest Asia where he just completed a two-year tour serving the Officers, NCOs, Soldiers and Civilians of the 160th at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait while dual-hatted as the Brigade and Task Force Signal-Afghanistan CSM.---5th Signal Command (Theater) builds, operates and defends network capabilities to enable mission command and create tactical, operational and strategic flexibility for the Army, joint and multinational forces in the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility.