Command Sergeant Major Michael D. Carlan serves as the Command Sergeant Major of the 2d Multi-Domain Task Force.

CSM Carlan was born in Dahlonega, Georgia and graduated from Lumpkin County High School. He joined the Army June 1991, as a Field Artillery Cannon Crew Member at Fort Sill, OK. CSM Carlan’s assignments include 2nd Howitzer Battery, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment, 2-15 Field Artillery Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade, 2-29 Field Artillery, and 17th Field Artillery Brigade. His overseas assignments include 1-4th Field Artillery, Camp Pelham, Korea and deployments to Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 04-05, OIF 06-07, and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Afghanistan 2012-2013.

CSM Carlan’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course,
Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, United
States Sergeants Major Academy, Air Assault School, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Equal
Opportunity Management Course, Rappel Master School, Airborne School, and Security Force Assistant Advisory Team Training. His civilian education includes an Associate’s Degree in from Central Texas College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Excelsior College.

CSM Carlan’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (3rd award), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Commendation Medal (5th award), Army Achievement Medal (8th award), Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Combat Action Badge. In addition, CSM Carlan is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara. 
CSM Carlan is married and has three daughters.

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