Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major Victor Laragione
Command Sergeant Major (CSM), U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick
Command Sergeant Major Victor Laragione entered the Army in June 1995 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, graduating as a Combat Medic.
His previous assignments include: Medic and Squad Leader in the 261st Area Support Medical Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Emergency Room Shift Leader at the Medical Element Sato Cano Air Base, Honduras; Clinic NCOIC at Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, N.Y.; Clinic NCOIC and Training Room NCO at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), Germany; RAKKASANS Medical Platoon Sergeant at 3/187th Infantry Battalion and 1/33rd Cavalry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.; OC/T and Operations Sergeant at 1/289th Training Support Battalion (AC/RC), Houston, Texas; Clinical Operations and Company 1SG at LRMC, Germany; Company 1SG at 47th Combat Support Hospital, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Senior Enlisted Advisor at the Public Health Command – Pacific, Camp Zama, Japan; Command Sergeant Major at the Troop Command, LRMC, Germany; and the Command Sergeant Major at the Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. He deployed to Blue Factory, Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Forge and to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a Class 65 graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Command Sergeant Major Laragione's military education includes all levels of NCOPDS through the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Company Commanders/First Sergeant course, BN and BDE Pre-Command Course, Physical Therapy Technician course, Unit Prevention Leader course, Observer/Controller Trainer academy, Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) course, the Master Resilience Trainer course, the Battle Staff course, and the Modern Army Combatives course. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from Saint Thomas Aquinas College and a Master of Arts degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso.
His awards and decorations include: The Legion of Merit; the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (6th oak leaf cluster); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (1st oak leaf cluster); Army Achievement Medal (7th oak leaf cluster); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Citation (1st oak leaf cluster); Army Superior Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award); National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal (2nd campaign star); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5th numeral); Overseas Service Ribbon (5th numeral); NATO Medal; the Combat Medical Badge; the Expert Field Medical Badge; the Parachutist Badge; the Air Assault Badge; and the Pathfinder Badge. His foreign decorations include the British, Honduran and Guatemalan Parachutist Badges and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge-Gold.