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Command Sgt. Maj. Michael V. Telesco, II is a native of Palm Beach, Florida. He enlisted in the Army at 17 and attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in 1993. He then attended Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Rucker, Alabama, as a UH-1H Repairman. He has served in a variety of leadership positions from Phase Team Leader to Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
His assignments include B Co., 4/228th, Soto Cano Honduras; A Co., 2/159th, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; B Co., 2/52nd, Republic of South Korea; C Co., 159th, Fort Bragg; A Co., 2/52nd, Republic of South Korea; B Co., 3/160th SOAR(A) Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; A Co., 2/160th SOAR(A); and D Co., 2/160th SOAR(A), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He also served as the brigade operations sergeant major for the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. His most recent assignment was as the command sergeant major for Task Force Viper in Katterbach, Germany.
Telesco’s military education includes the Noncommissioned Officer Education System to include the First Sergeant Course, Air Assault, Airborne, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Course, U.S. Air Force Arctic Survival School and the CH-47 Flight Engineer Instructor Course. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy Class 63.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal (Numeral 2), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Master Aviation Crew Member Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
Telesco has deployed multiple times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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