2-35 Infantry Battalion
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Jeffrey D. Sweezer
CSM Jeffrey D. Sweezer enlisted in the U.S. Army in August of 1988 and attended Infantry One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Since then, he has served in every leadership position from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Sweezer has served in a variety of Infantry assignments to include: 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia (While assigned to this Unit, CSM Sweezer participated in Operation Just Cause conducting a low level parachute assault on Tocumen International Airport); 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; NCO Academy, Ft. Hood, Texas; 52nd IN ABN, Ft. Hood, Texas (Where he competed in the 1994 Air Assault Competition and the 1995 Best Ranger Competition); 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Infantry Regiment; 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry, Ft Lewis, WA; 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry, Ft. Benning, Georgia; HHC, A & C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, Ft. Lewis, WA. He has held leadership positions as a Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant, Rifle Company First Sergeant, Battalion and Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, and HHC First Sergeant (Deployed in support of OIF III as HHC 1SG with 1-5 IN, 1/25th ID). Deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 09-11 with 5/2 ID (SBCT) as the CSM of the Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB), 2nd BDE, 2nd ID (SBCT) and most recently served as the CSM for 4-9 IN "Manchus", 4/2 ID (SBCT).
His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course (Commandant's List); Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (Commandant's List); Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (Commandant's List and Leadership Award); USASMA First Sergeant's Course and the Sergeants Major Academy.
Other schools and courses include Airborne School; Ranger Indoctrination Program; Scout Swimmer Course; Combat Lifesaver Course; Pre-Ranger Course; Instructor Training Course; Army Sniper School; Pathfinder Course (Honor Graduate); Jumpmaster Course; Air Assault School (Distinguished Honor Graduate); Ranger Orientation Program; Airlift Planners Course; Combined Services Support Program; Unit Movement Officer Course; Drill Sergeant School (Commandant's List); Master Fitness Trainer Course; Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course (Land Navigation Award); and the Ranger Course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Purple Heart; Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (9th Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster); National Defense Service Medal (w/bronze star); Good Conduct Medal (7th Award); Humanitarian Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/arrowhead device; Valorous Unit Award; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; ISAF NATO Medal; Afghan Campaign Medal; Combat Infantryman's Badge (2ND Award); Expert Infantryman's Badge; Drill Sergeant Badge; Pathfinder Badge; Air Assault Badge; Master Parachutist Badge w/bronze service star; the Egyptian and Canadian Parachutist Badges; and the Ranger Tab.