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Bryan Battaglia
SgtMaj Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.jpg
Born April 6, 1961(1961-04-06) (age 58)
Place of birth New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branch USMC logo United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1979–present
Rank USMC-E9-SGM Sergeant Major
Commands held Senior Enlisted Leader of United States Joint Forces Command
Battles/wars
Awards

Bryan B. Battaglia is the 2nd Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, taking the vacant office on October 1, 2011.[1]

Battaglia serves as the principal military advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin Dempsey and to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on all matters involving the joint and combined total force integration, utilization, health of the force and joint development for enlisted personnel.[2]

Prior to this assignment, Battaglia served as the senior enlisted advisor at U.S. Joint Forces Command with now Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno.[3]

According to Dempsey, Battaglia is an advocate for junior Marines.

“He was well known throughout the Marine Corps as always being in the corner of his young Marines,” Dempsey said. “At the end of the day, if we’re to maintain our trust with the force, it’s going to take that kind of reputation. We’ve all got to have a reputation for being in the corner of those young men and women who we ask to leave the safety of their homes, raise their right hand, swear an oath, and then go out and do the nation’s bidding.”[4]

As a 1st Sergeant, he served with the MEU Service Support Group 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and 1st Battalion 6th Marines, JTF-160 at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. As a Sergeant Major, he served with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Weapons Training Battalion Quantico, Va., Marine Barracks Washington D.C. During Operation Iraqi Freedom he served as the Sergeant Major for the Regimental Combat Team 8, and his most recent tour as Sergeant Major for 2d Marine Division and Second Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd).

Army CSM William J. “Joe” Gainey – who served then-Joint Chiefs Chairman General Peter Pace as senior enlisted advisor from Oct. 1, 2005, until he retired in April 2008 – was the first service member to hold the position.

AwardsEdit

Battaglia has earned the following awards:

US Army Airborne basic parachutist badge Joint Chiefs of Staff seal
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg
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Gold star
Bronze Star ribbon.svg
Purple Heart BAR.svg Meritorious Service ribbon.svg
Gold star
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation ribbon.svg
Gold star
Gold star
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement ribbon.svg
Combat Action Ribbon.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award ribbon.svg Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.svg
Bronze star
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg
Silver star
Silver star
Marine Corps Good Conduct ribbon.svg
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
AFEMRib.svg
Bronze star
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service ribbon.svg
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign ribbon.svg
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon.svg
Armed Forces Service Medal ribbon.svg
Bronze star
Humanitarian Service ribbon.svg
Bronze star
Silver star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.svg
Bronze star
Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon.svg
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon.svg NATO Medal Yugoslavia ribbon bar.svg Us sa-kwlib rib.png Us kw-kwlib rib.png
Basic Parachutist Insignia Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star w/ 1 award star & valor device Purple Heart Meritorious Service Medal Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/ gold award star
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/ 2 award stars Combat Action Ribbon Joint Meritorious Unit Award Navy Unit Commendation
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ 1 service star Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal w/ 10 service stars National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 service star Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 service stars Iraq Campaign Medal w/ 1 service star Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal w/ 1 service star Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 8 service stars Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon w/ 1 service star
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon NATO Medal for Service in ex-Yugoslavia Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

He also holds expert marksmanship badges in rifle (8) and pistol (2).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

Military offices
Preceded by
William Gainey
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman
2011–present
Incumbent



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