By Sgt. Brandon Thomas (Yongsan)May 21, 2018
Command Sergeant Major Donald R. Robertson assumed responsibilities with U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan on 23 May 2018. He serves as the Commander's personal advisor on all enlisted and civilian related matters, particularly in the areas affecting training and quality of life for the Garrison Community.
Command Sergeant Major Donald Robertson was born in Monroe, Georgia and graduated from Monroe Area Comprehensive High School. He entered the United States Army in 1994 completing One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning, GA.
His leadership positions include: Team Leader, Squad Leader, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Section Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Senior AC/RC Observer Controller/Trainer, Senior Instructor (BLC), First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major, and Command Sergeant Major.
His assignments include: 1/9 Cavalry in Fort Hood, TX; 2/9 Infantry in Camp Casey, Korea; 2/7 Infantry in Fort Stewart, GA; 1/38 Infantry Fort Benning, GA; NCOA Camp Jackson, Korea; 1/357 Infantry in Fort Lewis, WA; Provincial Reconstruction Team Qalat TF82 First Sergeant in Zabul Province, Afghanistan; 5/25 IN Fort Lewis, WA; HHC, I Corps in Fort Lewis, WA; 1-9 Calvary Operations Sergeant Major, Fort Hood, TX; and 2nd Infantry Division, G3 Operations Sergeant Major in Camp Red Cloud, Korea; 2-58 IN BN Command Sergeant Major, Fort Benning, GA.
His military education includes: Airborne School, Drill Sergeant School (Commandants List), Modern Army Combatives Course Level I and II, Battle Staff Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Master Resiliency Course, Basic Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course (Commandants List), First Sergeants Course, Army Force Management Course, Battalion & Brigade Sergeants Major Pre-Command Course and the Battalion & Brigade Command Sergeants Major Development Course. He is a graduate of Class 64 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course (Commandants List).
Command Sergeant Major Robertson's awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (5 oak leaf clusters), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (7 oak leaf clusters), the Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), the National Defense Service Medal (1 star), the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 5), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), the NATO Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1 star), the Parachutist Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, and the Silver German Sports Badge.
He is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and a recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice (Legionnaire). His civilian education includes a Bachelor's of Science Degree (Cum Laude) in Criminal Justice from Excelsior College.