CSM Mario O. Terenas, Ret.

CSM Mario O. Terenas, Ret.

Mario Terenas

CSM Terenas enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

CSM Terenas served as the Command Sergeant Major for the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum. Previously he served as the senior enlisted advisor for United States Army Cadet Command & Fort Knox, United States Army Operational Test Command, and as the 8th U.S. Army Wightman NCO Academy Commandant, Camp Jackson, Korea. He has served in a variety of Airborne, Stryker, Mechanized, and Light Infantry units, to include the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Hovey/Greaves, the 2ID at Fort Lewis, Washington, the 5th ID at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Other assignments include: BLC SGL with 8th U.S. Army Wightman NCO Academy at Camp Jackson, Korea, an AC/RC OC at Fort Lewis, Brigade Operations Sergeant

Major, with the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light), the Battalion CSM of 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment at Fort Drum, New York, and the Senior Enlisted OC Trainer of the Light/Airborne Task Force "Tarantula Team" at the National Training Center, California.

CSM Terenas' awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with nine Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal with star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral five), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral six), NATO Medal (numeral one), Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, the Order of St.

Maurice (Centurion), and the Order of Saint Barbara. He is also a member of the distinguished Sergeant Audie Murphy Club since 1997.

CSM Terenas is married to Kelly, together they have two daughters: Alechandra and Sofia.