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Portland Recruiting Battalion Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael W. Kyle

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Command Sgt. Maj. Michael W. Kyle is a native of South Bend, Indiana, who joined the U.S. Army as an infantryman.

He served in several leadership positions, including Platoon Sergeant, prior to reclassifying as a Career Recruiter. As a Career Recruiter, he served in positions that included Station Commander, Guidance Counselor, Operations Sergeant, Senior Guidance Counselor and First Sergeant.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Performance Improvement.

Kyle’s awards and decorations include the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Valorous Unit Award, the Bronze Star, and the Meritorious Service Medal, among others.

Kyle’s military education includes, but isn’t limited to, the Air Assault Course, the Airborne Course, the Guidance Counselor Operations course, and the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. CSM Kyle has deployed to Kosovo and Iraq.