|Command Sergeant Major's Biography|
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Command Sergeant Major Gabriel S. Arnold was born on April 21, 1970 in Huntington Park, CA and was raised in Los Angeles. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1989 as a 54B, Chemical Operations Specialist.
Command Sergeant Major Arnold’s assignments and positions include Chemical Operations Specialist, Service Battery 2-29 Field Artillery and CBRN NCO Charlie Battery 2-29 Field Artillery, Baumholder, Germany; Opposing Forces (OPFOR) Reconnaissance Team and Squad Leader, 164th Chemical Company, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA; CBRN NCO, Alpha Battery, 1/8th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, HI; CBRN NCO, Foxtrot Battery, 7th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, HI; Senior Drill Sergeant, Delta Company, 82nd Chemical Battalion, Fort McClellan, AL; Battalion CBRN NCO, 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat/Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Platoon Sergeant, 21st Chemical Company (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant, Bravo Company, 82nd Forward Support Battalion (Airborne), 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Alpha Company, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX; Operations Sergeant Major, 3d Chemical Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Command Sergeant Major for, 82nd Chemical Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Command Sergeant Major for 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Command Sergeant Major for United States Army Garrison DAEGU, South Korea; 12th Regimental Command Sergeant Major, United States Army Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Command Sergeant Major Arnold has participated in several world-wide deployments including Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Command Sergeant Major Arnold’s military schools include: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His other military schools include Drill Sergeant, Airborne, Jumpmaster, Air Assault, Battle Staff Course and the Ranger Indoctrination Program. He is also a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. His decorations include the Legion of Merit (1st OLC), the Bronze Star Medal (1st OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3d OLC), Combat Action Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Valorous Unit Award.
Command Sergeant Major Arnold is married to the former Ms. Viviane M. Goncalves of Sao Paulo, Brazil and they have three children.