Senior Enlisted Advisor - Michigan Army National Guard

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CSM Clarmont was born in Cheboygan, Michigan and enlisted in the U.S. Navy on November 27, 1979. He served for eight years active duty as a U.S. Navy Helicopter Electronics Repairman with HSL-37, Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He completed two overseas tours of duty in the Western Pacific.

CSM Clarmont enlisted in the Michigan Army National Guard in June of 1996 and has served in numerous leadership positions. His assignments include Rifle Squad Leader Company C 1st Battalion 125th Infantry, Rifle Platoon Sergeant Company C 1st Battalion 125th Infantry, First Sergeant of Company C, 1st Battalion 125th Infantry, First Sergeant of Company E, 1st Battalion 125th Infantry, Command Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion 125th Infantry, Command Sergeant Major, 177th Military Police Brigade, Command Sergeant Major Camp Grayling Joint Military Training Center, State Command Sergeant Major and Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Michigan National Guard. CSM Clarmont mobilized in October 2001 with the 1st Battalion 125th Infantry in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and deployed in November 2007 with 1st Battalion 125th Infantry as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major to Camp Ramadi, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. CSM Clarmont holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Lake Superior State University, an Associate Degree in Accounting from North Central Michigan College, Michigan Coalition on Law Enforcement Standards certification from Delta Community College and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy.

CSM Clarmont has been married to the former Dawn Creggar for 34 years and resides in Cheboygan, Michigan. They have three children Tabitha, Christopher and Kay and six grandchildren. He has been a police officer for 29 years and has held the elected office of Cheboygan County Sheriff since January 2001.

EDUCATION:
2016 Self Structured Development Level 5
2008 United States Army Sergeants Major Academy
2003 First Sergeants Course
1999 Advanced Non Commissioned Officers Course
1998 Basic Non Commissioned Officers Course

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. January 1979 – September 1987, United States Navy
  2. June 1996 – September 2002, Fire Direction Chief, Company C, 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry, Michigan Army National Guard, Cheboygan, Michigan
  3. September 2002 – January 2003, Platoon Sergeant, Company C, 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry, Michigan Army National Guard, Alpena, Michigan January 2003 – June 2005, First Sergeant, Company C, 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry, Michigan Army National Guard, Wyoming, Michigan
  4. June 2005 – May 2010, Command Sergeant Major, HHC, 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Michigan Army National Guard, Flint, Michigan May 2010 – April 2013, Command Sergeant Major, 177th Military Police Brigade, Michigan Army National Guard, Taylor, Michigan
  5. April 2013 – November 2016, Command Sergeant Major, Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Michigan Army National Guard, Grayling, Michigan
  6. November 2016 – Present, Michigan National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader, Lansing, Michigan


AWARDS & DECORATIONS:
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Navy Achievement Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
Navy Good Conduct Medal (with 1 Bronze Star)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Navy and Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and M device)
Non Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 4)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with numeral 3)
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Star)
Combat Infantry Badge
Navy Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Staff Sergeant, 18 June 1996
Sergeant Frist Class, 5 May 2000
Master Sergeant – First Sergeant, 18 January 2003
Command Sergeant Major, 6 September 2005