COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR HARRY BUCHANAN III
Command Sergeant Major
Buchanan currently serves as the State Senior Enlisted Advisor located at Joint
Forces Headquarters in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. He advises the Adjutant General and
subordinates on all enlisted matters within the Pennsylvania National Guard and
ensuring that all levels of command are responsive to Soldier needs, concerns,
Command Sergeant Major Buchanan resides in
Altoona, Pennsylvania. He entered
service in January of 1980 and after completing Advanced Infantry Training, he
was assigned to the 2-112 Infantry Regiment as a Rifleman. Command Sergeant Major Buchanan served in
various infantry positions and over the next seven years was subsequently
assigned as a Platoon Sergeant.
After selection for First Sergeant,
Command Sergeant Major Buchanan mobilized for both Operation Iraqi Freedom and KFOR
5A with the 2-112 Infantry Regiment. In
2010 he was selected to serve as the 2-112 Infantry Regiment Battalion Command
Sergeant Major and served a subsequent tour as the 1-112 Infantry Regimental
Command Sergeant Major.
Command Sergeant Major Buchanan’s is a
graduate of numerous education, leadership and qualification courses, to
include: the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
Command Sergeant Major Buchanan’s awards
and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 1
Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good
Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense
Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,
Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal,
Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development
Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components
Overseas Training Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, PA Major General R. White
Medal, PA General Thomas J. Stewart Medal, LA Emergency Service Medal, PA
Keystone Freedom Medal, Pennsylvania Twenty
Year Service Medal and the Pennsylvania Service Ribbon.