CSM(Retired) Bob Winzenried is currently the Military Affairs Relationship Director Focused on the Army relationship. He has been with USAA since the 3rd of November 2014 retiring from the Army after 37 years of service.
Command Sergeant Major Winzenried entered the US Army on 20 September, 1977 from High Bridge, New Jersey. He entered One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri graduating in December as a Combat Engineer, his first duty assignment was at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
CSM Winzenried has served in every leadership position from Team Leader through Command Sergeant Major. He has served with the 172nd Light Infantry Brigade at Fort Richardson, Alaska, the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington, as a Drill Sergeant at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, an Observer/Controller at Hohenfels , Germany, as a Team Engineer with the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion in Kuwait and Somalia, a First Sergeant with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a student at the US Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, a Battalion CSM with the 40th Engineer’s, Baumholder, Germany, the Brigade CSM with the 1st ID Engineers, Bamberg, Germany and Tikrit, Iraq, the 9th CSM of the US Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, DC, the CSM of the United Nations Command, US Forces Korea, the Combined Forces Command and the 8th Army in Seoul, Korea, and culminating as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader NORAD and US Northern Command at Peterson AFB, Colorado. He has deployed to Honduras, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq and multiple command visits to Iraq and Afghanistan with the US Army Corps of Engineers and deployed in support of Hurricane Katrina and super storm Sandy.
He has attended all of the Army’s Professional Military education to include graduating Class# 49 of the US Army Sergeants Major Academy, Drill Sergeant School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster Course, Sapper Leaders Course, the Keystone Course. He holds a Bachelors Degree with Excelsior University. His Awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2nd Award), Bronze Star, and many others. He has been awarded the Master Parachutist Badge and the Sapper Tab. He was married to the former Donna Jean Manning and has three sons and three grandkids. Two sons served in the Army with multiple deployments to Iraq and Kuwait.