Senior Enlisted Leader Massachusetts National Guard

State Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory C. Widberg

CSM Widberg was appointed as the 8th State Command Sergeant Major of the Massachusetts National Guard on 11 September 2017.

CSM Widberg is a native of Massachusetts.  He enlisted in the Massachusetts Army National Guard on 9 March 1986, as an 11B Infantryman.  He attended Basic Training, Advance Individual Training and U.S. Army Airborne School at Ft Benning, GA, and has completed all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System to include the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.  He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Garrison Command Leadership Course.

CSM Widberg mobilized and deployed to Fort Dix, NJ in 2002 in support of Operation Noble Eagle after the 911 attacks, as the 1SG of A Company, 1-104th Infantry.  His unit was responsible for the security of Fort Dix entry points.  CSM Widberg deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 as the Command Sergeant Major of 1st BN, 182nd Infantry Regiment.  The 1-182 Infantry Regiment was responsible for the security of 13 Provincial Reconstruction Teams located around the country.  CSM Widberg was simultaneously tasked as being the Garrison Command Sergeant Major of Camp Phoenix, located in Kabul, Afghanistan.  As a Team Leader, SGT Widberg made a parachute descent into Panama in 1989, leading an infantry team into fierce urban combat during Operation Just Cause.

CSM Widberg is currently on military leave of absence from Brandeis University where he is employed as Senior Mechanical Engineer for Physics and the Division of Science.

1. Infantry Rifleman, C Co. 1st BN 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd ABN DIV
2. 11H Anti-Armor Dragon Gunner, C Co. 1-504th PIR, 82nd ABN DIV
3. Machine Gun Team Leader, C Co. 1-504th PIR, 82nd ABN DIV
4. Infantry Team Leader, C Co. 1-504th PIR, 82nd ABN DIV
5. Infantry Squad Leader, C Co. 101st Infantry MAARNG
6. Platoon Sergeant, C Co. 1-182nd Infantry Regiment
7. First Sergeant E Co. 1-182nd Infantry Regiment, Heavy Anti Armor
8. First Sergeant, A Co. 1-104th Infantry
9. First Sergeant, D Co. 1-182nd Infantry Regiment
10. Command Sergeant Major, 1-101st Field Artillery
11. Command Sergeant Major, 51st Troop Command
12. Command Sergeant Major, 1-182nd Infantry Regiment
13. Command Sergeant Major, Camp Edwards Training Site
14. Command Sergeant Major, 101st Regional Training Institute

• Bronze Star Medal
• Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
• Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
• Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
• Good Conduct Medal
• Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
• National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star
• U.S. Army Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead Device
• Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars
• Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
• Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
• Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Gold Hourglass and Mobilization device
• Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 5
• Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon
• Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
• Massachusetts Service Medal with 30-year Eagle device
• Massachusetts Desert Storm Service Ribbon
• Massachusetts Defense Expeditionary Ribbon with Bronze Service Star
• Massachusetts Defense Service Ribbon with Bronze Service Star
• Presidential Unit Citation
• Meritorious Unit Commendation
• Combat Infantryman’s Badge
• Combat Parachutists Jump Wings with Bronze Star Device
• Expert Infantryman’s Badge
• Canadian Jump Wings
• Honorable Order of Saint Maurice-Centurion

• Massachusetts National Guard Enlisted Association
• Yankee Division Association
• 101st Infantry Association
• Veterans of Foreign Wars
• The American Legion
• Association of the US Army


(Current as of 17 October 2017)


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