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Command Sergeant Major to the Joint Staff


CSM LINDA BURKHART

Command Sergeant Major Linda Burkhart

Command Sergeant Major to the Joint Staff of the Idaho Army National Guard

Command Sergeant Major Burkhart’s career began in 1994 as a Signal Support Systems Specialist in the Idaho Army National Guard. She is the current Command Sergeant Major to the Joint Staff of the Idaho Army National Guard and responsible for advising the Director of the Joint Staff, Idaho, on all matters impacting the enlisted force and to assess morale, welfare, and training of the enlisted force within the Joint Staff.

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Signal Support Systems, Camp Parks, CA
Unit Clerk Course, Camp Robinson, AR
Primary Leadership Development, Camp Williams, UT
Radio Operator-Maintainer, Sacramento, CA
Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Camp Williams, UT
Automated Communications Engineering, Oklahoma City, OK
Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Signal Operations, Sacramento, CA
Standardized Communications Security Custodian, Camp Robinson, AR
Local Communications Security Management, Fort Gordon, GA
Telecommunications Operator-Maintainer, Sacramento, CA
Satellite Transportable Terminal Operator Maintainer, Fort Hood, TX ID
Equal Opportunity Leader, Camp Edwards, MA
Sexual Harassment Assault Response Program, Montgomery, AL
Company Level Pre-Command, Boise, ID
United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Ft Bliss, TX

PROMOTIONS
SGT 21 Dec 97
SSG 23 Mar 00
SFC 13 Jun 03
MSG 09 May12
CSM 13 May 15

ASSIGNMENTS
Apr 19-Present Command Sergeant Major, Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Boise, Idaho
Dec 18-Mar 19 Command Sergeant Major, Land Component Command, Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Boise, Idaho
Nov 15-Nov 18 Command Sergeant Major, Installation Support Unit (ISU), Boise, Idaho
May 15-Oct 15 Staff Sergeant Major, G3, Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Boise, Idaho
Jun 13-May 15 First Sergeant, Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Boise, Idaho
May 12-Jun 13 Operations NCO, Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Boise, Idaho
Mar 06-Apr 12 Platoon Sergeant, Bravo Company, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB), Boise, Idaho
Jun 03-Feb 06 Communications Security (COMSEC) Custodian, Headquarters, 116th Cavalry Brigade, Boise, Idaho
Jul 02-Jun 03 Platoon Sergeant, Headquarters, 116th Cavalry Brigade, Boise, Idaho
Oct 98-Jun 02 Radio Supervisor, Headquarters, 116th Cavalry Brigade, Boise, Idaho
Dec 96-Sep 98 Senior Radio Operator-Maintainer, Headquarters, 116th Cavalry Brigade, Boise, Idaho
Nov 94-Dec 96 Signal Support System Specialist, Headquarters, 116th Cavalry Brigade, Boise, Idaho

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS
Special Events Coordinator, Joint Visitor Bureau, Sep 10 – Sep 11
116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Baghdad, Iraq
Communications Security (COMSEC) Custodian, Headquarters, Dec 04 – Nov 05
116th Cavalry Brigade, Kirkuk, Iraq

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Achievement Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Campaign Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and M Device and Numeral 2)
Non-Commissioned Officer Development Ribbon (with Numeral 5)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
Idaho Re-Enlistment Ribbon (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Idaho Service Ribbon (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Idaho Emergency Duty Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
Army Service Ribbon
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Idaho Governors Outstanding Unit Award
Combat Action Badge

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Idaho National Guard Enlisted Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Life Member

(Current as of December 2019)

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