Combat Veteran Sworn in as Top Army Reserve NCO on March 16, 2010
Washington, D.C. — A veteran of three deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism – to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait – was sworn in today as the Army Reserve’s top noncommissioned officer.
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Schultz was sworn in by Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, chief of the Army Reserve, as the 11th command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve. Schultz’s wife, Denise, held the Bible as their daughters and his parents look on.
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Schultz was appointed by Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, chief of the Army Reserve, as the 11th command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve.
“I wanted someone who lives leadership, someone I have ultimate trust in, someone who will represent me and the Army Reserve well,” Stultz said. “I went with my gut. He does what is right for the Soldier.”
As the Army Reserve’s senior enlisted Soldier, Schultz represents the interests of more than 150,000 enlisted Soldiers and serves as Stultz’s personal adviser on all enlisted matters, particularly in areas that affect Soldier training and quality of life.
He has also held leadership positions with the 2/108th (Institutional Training) Military Police Battalion, Fort Jackson, S.C.; the 3-348th Military Police Regiment, Camp Blanding, Fla.; the 3-347th Military Police Regiment, Orlando, Fla.; the 320th Military Police Company, St. Petersburg, Fla.; the Provost Marshals Office, Ft. Meade, Md.; and the 194th Military Police Company, Neu Ulm, Germany.
Command Sgt. Maj. Schultz’s military education includes: the Basic Airborne Course, the Nuclear Biological Chemical Noncommissioned Officer Defense Course, the Military Police Certification Course, the Military Police Drivers Training Course, the Junior Enlisted Training Course, the Instructor Training Course, the Small Group Instructor Training Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Courses, the Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course, the First Sergeants Course, the Sergeants Major Academy (Resident), the Command Sergeants Major Course (Resident), and the Battalion/Brigade Pre-Command Course.
Complementing his military education, he has completed his undergraduate degree and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Education degree, with a concentration in organizational leadership. Command Sgt. Maj. Schultz’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster); the Army Commendation Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster); the Army Achievement Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster); the Air Force Achievement Medal; the Good Conduct Medal; the Army Reserves Components Achievement Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster); the NATO Medal; the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award); the Iraqi Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star); the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star); the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ “M” Device (4th Award) and Bronze Hourglass; the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4); the Army Service Ribbon; the Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award); the Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon; the Combat Action Badge; the Basic Parachutist Badge, and the Drivers Badge (with Driver-Wheeled Clasp).
He is also a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club as well as the Order of Saint Christopher for Transporters. In addition, he is a distinguished member of the Transportation Corps.
As a civilian, Command Sgt. Maj. Schultz is employed with the Tampa Police Department where he has served as a member of the Tactical Response Team (SWAT), the Street Anti-Crimes Unit (Plain Clothes Narcotics/Prostitution enforcement), the Community Policing Unit, and the Tampa Police Mounted Patrol (Reserve).