Command Sergeant Major Biography
Command Sergeant Major Harry Mercado, USA
Command Sergeant Major, 5th Signal Command
CSM Harry Mercado hails from Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. He entered the Army in January 1988; attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and received Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia earning the MOS 31K/25U. He has served with the 8th Infantry Division; the 1st Armored Division; the 2nd Armored Division; I Corps; 15th Signal Brigade; 4th Infantry Division; 1st Cavalry Division and three tours with the 2nd Infantry Division.
His duty and leadership positions include Squad Leader and Section Sergeant with the 1/13 Infantry Battalion (81D) Germany; Section Sergeant with the 3/12 Infantry (1AD) Germany; Battery Communications Chief with 1-3 FA (2AD) Fort Hood, Texas; Forward Signal Support NCO with 5/5 ADA (21D) Camp Casey, Korea; Senior Satellite Section Sergeant with 29th Signal Battalion (I Corps) Fort Lewis, Washington; Platoon Sergeant and Battalion Communications Chief with 302nd FSB (21D) Camp Casey, Korea; Brigade Communications Chief with 4th Aviation Brigade (41D) Fort Hood, Texas; First Sergeant with 13th Signal Battalion (1CD) Fort Hood, Texas; Senior Career Manager (25U/25X) with 15th Signal Brigade, Office of the Chief of Signal, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Brigade Communications Chief with 2nd CAB (21D) Camp Humphreys, Korea; Chief Senior Signal Sergeant Major with A Company DSTB (21D) Camp Red Cloud, Korea; CJ6 Sergeant Major with United States Forces Korea, United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command, Yongsan, Korea and Battalion Command Sergeant Major for the 36th Signal Battalion, Camp Walker, Korea.
Command Sergeant Major Mercado is a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course, Signal Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Courses, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Army Battle Staff Course, First Sergeants Course, Army Force Management Course and the Sergeant Major Academy Class 57.
Command Sgt. Maj. Mercado is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
He is authorized to wear the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (w/BS), the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), the Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Medal (Numeral 4).
Wiesbaden, Germany Vicenza, Italy Brussels, Belgium Tucson, Arizona Washington, DC Baghdad, Iraq Kabul, Afghanistan