CSM Charles E. Bunn (Photo by Linda Lambiotte)
Command Sergeant Major Charles Bunn serves as CSM of the 279th Army Field Support Brigade in Huntsville, Alabama, a position he has held since 4 February 2018. CSM Bunn joined the Louisiana National Guard in August 1997 as a Private First Class with the 199th Support Battalion. After serving ten years with multiple units CSM Bunn transferred to the Alabama National Guard in March 2007 as a Staff Sergeant with the 279th Signal Battalion.
CSM Bunn’s consecutive assignments include Maintenance Specialist - Det 2 Co B 199th Support Battalion 1997-1999, Supply NCO - HHC 1/156th Armor Battalion 1999 - 2002, Supply NCO - C Co 1/156th Armor Battalion 2002 - 2006, Supply NCO – ETroop 2/108th Cavalry 2006, Supply NCO - B Troop 2/108th Cavalry 2006 - 2007, Battalion Supply NCO - HHC 279th Signal Battalion 2007-2008, Supply NCO - C Co115th ITSB 2008-2011, Contracting NCO, PBO, Senior Supply NCO - 1169th Contracting Battalion 2011-2013, Contracting NCO, PBO, Senior Supply NCO, Operations NCO, & First Sergeant - 1169th Contracting Battalion 2013-2015,Operations NCO & First Sergeant - 279th AFSB 2015 - 2018, and Command Sergeant Major,Operations NCO, S-1 & S-2 - 279th AFSB 2018 - Present.
CSM Bunn deployed as the Senior Logistics NCO of HHC 1/156th Armor Battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Iraq 2004.
CSM Bunn is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Wheeled Vehicle Repairer (63W/91B), Unit Supply Course (92Y), Contracting NCO Course (51C) and Automated Logistical Supply Specialist Course (92A). He has an Associates Degree in Business Management with Columbia Southern University.
CSM Bunn’s awards include the Combat Action Badge, Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 5 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze and 1 Silver Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (with Silver Clasp and Loop), National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star), Iraqi Campaign Service Medal (with Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with "M" Device and Silver Hourglass), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 2), Alabama Faithful Service Ribbon, Alabama Recruiting Lead Generation Ribbon, Louisiana Cross of Merit, Louisiana War Cross, Louisiana General Excellence Ribbon, and Louisiana Longevity Ribbon.