CSM Chad C. Blansett

Command Sergeant Major

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division
Published July 16, 2020


Command Sergeant Major Chad C. Blansett South Atlantic Division

Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Chad C. Blansett was selected to serve as the 4th Command Sergeant Major of the South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in March of 2020. CSM Blansett's hails from the small town of Nocona, Texas and enlisted in the Army in 1992. His past duty assignments include ACO, 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) from 1992-1999; BCO, 535th Engineer Support Company (ESC) and HSC, 94th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy) from 1999-2006; BCO, 37th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) from 2006-2007; 1st Theater Support Command (TSC) from 2007-2008; 618th Engineer Support Company (ESC) (Airborne), 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) from 2008-2011; Support Battalion, 196th Infantry Brigade (ACRC) from 2011-2012; United States Army Sergeant Major Academy (USASMA) 2012-2013; 1st Armored Division from 2013-2014; 15th Engineer Battalion from 2014-2016; United States Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) Transatlantic Division (TAD), Afghanistan District (TAA) from 2016-2017 and the 130th Engineer Brigade from 2018-2020. CSM Blansett’s three peacekeeping and six combat tours include Operation Restore Democracy, Haiti (1994); Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo (1999, 2001); Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003, 2005 and 2007); Operation Enduring Freedom (2006, 2010) and Operation Freedom's Sentinel (2016-2017). CSM Blansett is a graduate of the Basic Airborne School; Air Assault School; 82nd Airborne Division's Advanced Airborne School (Jumpmaster); Sapper Leader Course, Basic Leader Course (BLC); Advance Leader Course (ALC); Senior Leader Course (SLC); First Sergeant Course; the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) (Class 63); 82nd Airborne Division’s Air Movement Operations Course; Jungle Operations Training Course (Panama); Master Fitness Course and the Master Driver Course. CSM Blansett’s military decorations include the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC); Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC); Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC); Combat Action Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Senior Parachutist Badge; Basic Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; Sapper Tab; Drivers Badge (3 clasps); Presidential Unit Citation; Valorous Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Superior Unit Award; Japanese Parachutist Badge and the Bronze De Fleury Award. CSM Blansett has also earned Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College and is currently enrolled in University of El Paso (UTEP) Masters Degree program. CSM Blansett is married to Marie Christin and has 3 children, Cooper 25, Craven 22 and Skyla 20.