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State Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Dale Shetler

CSM John Raines

Command Sergeant Major Dale A. Shetler assumed duties as the 7th Indiana National Guard
Command Sergeant Major/Senior Enlisted Leader on 1 July, 2020. In his 34+ year career, he has
served in the Regular Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.
As State Command Sergeant Major, CSM Shetler serves as the principal enlisted advisor to the
Adjutant General of Indiana, on all Soldier and Airman related matters. Together they oversee
the training of approximately 15,000 Indiana National Guardsmen both in the Army and Air.
CSM Shetler’s primary focus as the senior enlisted leader is to provide leadership and guidance
to ensure Soldier, Airman, and Family readiness at all times. He is also responsible for carrying
out policies and setting standards for performance, training and conduct of personnel. As the
State Command Sergeant Major, he is the primary mentor for the NCOs of the state.
CSM Shetler began his career in the United States Army in 1985. He deployed to Baghdad, Iraq
for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006‐2007 and to Kuwait for Operation Spartan Shield in 2019‐
2020. He graduated from the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy in 2006 and the
Nominative Leader’s Course in 2017.
CSM Shetler has held numerous positions throughout his career which include: Multichannel
Radio Operator, Company C, 123rd Signal Battalion; Tactical Radio Team Chief, HHB, 4/333 Field
Artillery; Communications Chief, Company A, 4/333 Field Artillery; Senior Maintenance
Supervisor, Company A (Supply), 113th Forward Support Battalion; Battalion Maintenance
Liaison, HHD, 113th Forward Support Battalion; First Sergeant, Company A (Supply), 738th
Forward Support Battalion; First Sergeant, Company B (‐), 638th Aviation Support Battalion;
Command Sergeant Major, 138th Signal Battalion; Command Sergeant Major, 190th
Transportation Battalion; Command Sergeant Major, 38th Sustainment Brigade; NCOIC Agri‐
Business Development Team 6‐19; Command Sergeant Major, 81st Troop Command; Command
Sergeant Major, 38th Infantry Division.

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