Command Sergeant Major Maria L Rasmussen was born on July 24, 1965 in Angeles City, Philippines. In 1975 she received her Naturalization in Iowa where she grew up until she began her military career in 1986 on active duty with the Army. She attended basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
Command Sergeant Major Rasmussen’s units of assignments include:
26th S&S Company 142nd Supply & Service BN Hanau Germany, A Company 124th Main Support BN 2nd AD Fort Texas, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade Fort Hood Texas, Company E 131st Avn Birmingham Alabama, 167th TSC Birmingham Alabama,
1200th CSSB Ashland, Alabama, 135th ESC Birmingham Alabama, 1103rd CSSB Eufaula Alabama, and Joint Forces Headquarters.
Command Sergeant Major Rasmussen has served as a Petroleum Supply Specialist, Warehouse Specialist, TAMMS/PLL Clerk, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, G4 Logistics NCO, Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant, G4 Logistics NCOIC, G4 Logistics Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major and her current assignment as the State Command Sergeant Major.
Command Sergeant Major Rasmussen’s Military education include the United States Army Ground Safety Officer Course (GSOC), All NCOES course up to Sergeant Major Academy (Class #09-13), Contracting Officer Representative Course, First Sergeant Course, Automated Logistical Specialist 92A Course, Unit Supply Specialist 92Y Course, ASI H7 Vehicle Operator, Petroleum Supply Specialist 77F Course.
Command Sergeant Major Rasmussen's civilian education includes Safety Professional and Occupation Health Career Field Accredited Certification CP-12, Associate in Applied Science Degree for Business Central Alabama Community College Childersburg Alabama, Nurse Aide Orderly for Long Term Care, Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids Iowa.
Command Sergeant Major Rasmussen's awards and medals include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (5), Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (7), National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2), Meritorious Unit Commendation, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (2),Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M device and 20 year Silver Hourglass, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Alabama Distinguished Service Medal, Alabama Veterans Service Medal, Special Service Medal of Alabama (2), Alabama Faithful Service Medal (1 Silver Saint Andrew’s Cross), Driver and Mechanic Badge Drive-W Component Badge, and the Rifle Marksmanship Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Rasmussen and her husband of 30 years Gary have 3 sons (Nick, Brett, Gary James), 3 daughters (Krystle, Justine, Kellie), 4 grandsons (Bailey, Julian, Landon, JR) and 2 granddaughters (Sterling, Jennie)