Prior to his arrival at Fort Stewart, Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Daniel Hendrex was serving as the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) CSM.
A native of Norman, Oklahoma, Hendrex enlisted in the Army in 1990 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as an armor crewman at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In addition to his recent tour in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, Hendrex has deployed throughout his career to Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Noble Eagle, Intrinsic Action, Joint Forge, Joint Guardian, Restore Hope, Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He was decorated with the Bronze Star with Valor for his leadership during operations in Al Anbar, Iraq in 2004. Hendrex has served in the 1st Armored, 3rd Infantry, 24th Infantry, and 10th Mountain Divisions, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, and the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) both stateside and/or overseas. He served as a Squadron CSM in the AWG, BDE CSM in 2/1AD, Director NCOA Mission Command, and CSM for CSTC-A. He has participated in numerous rotations at NTC, JRTC, and CMTC throughout his career and his military and civilian education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System and the Tank Master Gunner Course. He is a graduate of class 57 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and was selected as one of the first NCOs to serve in a fellowship on the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group.
Hendrex’ s awards include the Legion of Merit (2nd Award), Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Accommodation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5th award), Army Achievement Medal (7th award), Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), South West Asia Service Medal (three bronze service stars), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign medal (three bronze stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (two bronze service stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th award), United Nations Medal, NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Combat Action Badge, The Order of Saint George, Order of Saint Maurice, Order of Saint Barbara, and the Aubrey Red Newman Leadership Award.