Norman G. Corbett
Command Sgt. Maj.
196th Infantry Brigade
Command Sergeant Major Norman Gregory Corbett enlisted in the Army in April 1982, attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox, KY; receiving the Armor Excellence award, highest physical fitness award, and appointed platoon guide of their honor platoon. During his career, Command Sergeant Major Corbett has served in tactical and strategic leadership positions, from squad leader leading to his present position.
His assignments include; 1st BN, 40th AR; 4th BN, 69th AR; 4th BN, 34th AR Regiments; 8th Infantry Division, Germany; 3rd Armor Division, Germany; Headquarters V CORPS G-3, Germany; V Corps Special Operations Coordination element (SOCOORD) Germany. He served as the Alpha Troop First Sergeant with 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment; Camp Garry Owen, Korea; HHC, First Sergeant, 1st BN, 68th Armor Regiment; Operation Sergeant Major, 4th Infantry Division, FT Carson, CO; 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment RSTA (Airborne) FT Richardson, Alaska; 120th IN BDE, Division West, First Army and Division West Command Sergeant Major.
In May 2005, Command Sergeant Major Corbett assumed the duties as Command Sergeant Major of 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment (RSTA); 4BCT, 25th IN Division as the third Soldier assigned to the unit at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He spearheaded the unit's activation in Oct 2005. Trained, equipped, and manned, he facilitated the Regiment's deployment into Iraq eleven months later and returned in Dec 2008.
In April 2008, he became the 120th IN BDE Command Sergeant Major; Division-West, First Army and served with three 120th IN BDE Commanders. In April 2011, he became the Division West, First Army Command Sergeant Major and held that position until Oct 2011.
He has participated in three combat tours: Operation Desert Shield/Storm in SWA receiving a leadership award from General Norman Schwarzkopf; and two combat tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom /New Dawn receiving the highest retention rate in the U.S. Army while deployed in combat. His unit, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment (RSTA) Airborne received the Valorous Unit Award for valor during Iraqi Freedom.
Command Sergeant Major Corbett's military education include: Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leader Course (distinguished honor grad), SLC (highest fitness award), First Sergeant Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, and the Command Sergeant Major Course. His additional military training include: Material Supply Course, Master Driver, Master Fitness Course (top grad and highest fitness award), Senior Instructor Course, UCOFT M1A1 Instructors Course, Defense Reutilization Marketing Course, Basic Recognition Course (LRSC) (top grad), Airborne School (platoon guide), Battle Staff Course (distinguish honor grad), Master Gunner Course, Safety Course, OPFOR Tactical Leaders Course (NTC), Equal Opportunity Course, Small Group Facilitator's Course (top grad), and the Sergeants Major Army Force Management School.
Command Sergeant Major Corbett's civilian education include: Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Management from Excelsior College, (he graduated Cum Laude with a 3.54 GPA) and currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA).
Command Sergeant Major Corbett's awards and decorations include: The Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (3nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (6th award), Army Commendation Medal (14th award), Army Achievement Medal (8th award), Army Good Conduct Medal( 10th award ), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Kuwait Liberation Medal of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Liberation Medal of Kuwait, Army Overseas Ribbon (7th award), Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, and NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral four. Command Sergeant Major Corbett also earned the Parachutist Badge, Driver-Mechanic Badge with Track Device, Gold Schutenschnur (Expert on German Weapons), Combat Action Badge; Excellence in Armor (EIA); he also received the Bronze Medallion of the Order of Saint George, NCO of the Year recognition, and currently a member of the elite Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. He received the Draper Armor Leadership award in recognition of his distinguish leadership and selfless-service.
196th Infantry Brigade trains and validates all US Army, Pacific assigned Army National Guard and US Army Reserve forces in accordance with FORSCOM and USARPAC Training Guidance in order to ensure units are fully prepared to deploy in support of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) and other operations as directed.