174th Infantry Brigade - Brigade Command Sergeant Major
COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR CALVIN J. COLER
CSM Calvin J. Coler is a native of Louisiana and entered the United States Army on October 5, 1985. He completed one station unit training at Fort Sill, Okla., where he was awarded the military occupational specialty, field artillery cannon crewmember.
Coler's leadership positions and assignments include: cannon crewmember, 2nd Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery, Giessen, Germany; gunner, 5th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, Fort Polk, La.; howitzer section chief, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Camp Casey, Korea; gunnery sergeant, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, Fort Campbell, Ky. and 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Schweinfurt, Germany with a tour in Bosnia; drill sergeant,1st Battalion, 22nd Field Artillery and 2nd Battalion 80th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla; firing battery platoon sergeant and battalion intelligence sergeant, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, Fort Hood, Texas; first sergeant, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery and 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery, Camp Casey, Korea; division operation sergeant major, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; battalion command sergeant major, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, Ft Drum, Ny. and 5th battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, Fort Hood, Texas.
Coler is a graduate of the Primary; Basic; Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Courses; Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course; First Sergeants Course, and Sergeants Major Course; Class: 56. He is a graduate of the Airborne Course; Drill Sergeant School; Air Assault Course; Equal Opportunity Course; Field Sanitation Course and Numerous others. He holds an associates of arts in General Studies from the University of Maryland, a bachelors of science degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College of New York, a master’s of science in Health Science Degree from Touro International University. Coler has been accepted into the doctor of philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences Degree program with TUI University.
Colers awards include: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (6th Award); Army Commendation Medal (6th award); the Army Achievement Medal (11th award); Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award); National Defense Service Medal (2nd award); Korean Defense Service Medal; the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal; the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral four); Army Service Ribbon; the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral eight); and the NATO Medal. He has been awarded the Basic Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; Drill Sergeant Badge; Drivers Badge (Wheel and Track); and Expert Field Artillery Badge. He is a recipient of the Order of St Barbara and a member of the Prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.