Command Sergeant Major John Ruiz assumed the duties as the Command Sergeant Major of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade in October 2018. CSM John G. Ruiz was raised in California and graduated from Calipatria High School in 1988. He joined the Army in November 1989. He attended Basic Training and AIT at Fort Jackson, SC as a 91B.
CSM Ruiz’s civilian education includes a Bachelors of Arts from Excelsior College and an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Barton Community College. He is a graduate of the Sergeant’s Major Academy Class 63, First Sergeant Course, Senior Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Basic Leader Course Recruiter Course and Air Assault Course.
CSM Ruiz currently serves as Ordnance Chief Enlisted Career Manager in the Personnel Development Office for the Chief of Ordnance, he’s most recent assignments include: Command Sergeant Major, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; G3 Sergeant Major, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Knox, Kentucky; United States Sergeant’s Majors Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; He served multiple positions while assigned to 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas to include: Battalion Operations Sergeant Major, 2-16th Infantry Regiment; First Sergeant, HHC Brigade; Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, 4IBCT; First Sergeant, G CO, 2-32 FA, FSC, 610th BSB/ 701st BSB; Senior Maintenance Supervisor, 2-32 Field Artillery Regiment and Operations Sergeant, 610th Brigade Support Battalion; Motor Sergeant/ Platoon Sergeant, D CO and First Sergeant, HHC, 86th Signal Battalion, Fort Huachuca, AZ; Recruiter and Station Commander, Kansas City Recruiting BN, Kansas City, MO, with duty in Sedalia, MO; Motor Sergeant, K CO, 158th AVN Regiment, Fort Carson, CO; Shop Foreman HHC, 2d AVN BDE, Camp Stanley, Korea; 73rd Maintenance Company, 68th Transportation BN, Fort Carson, CO; 28th Transportation BN, Spinelli Barracks Mannheim, Germany; CSM Ruiz’s deployments include: three tours in Iraq and tour in Afghanistan.
CSM Ruiz awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal (1 star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Medal (w/Numeral 2), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon(w/Numeral 5), NATO ISAF Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, Gold Recruiter Badge with 3 Sapphires, Recruiter Ring, and German Proficiency Weapons Qualification. CSM Ruiz is also recipient of the Samuel Sharpe Award, Order of Saint Barbara and Order of the Spur. CSM Ruiz’s is married and they have three children.