CSM Artie J. Herald is a native of Kentucky. CSM Herald joined the Army in September, 2001 and completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. During his career, he has served as a Howitzer Cannoneer, Howitzer Gunner, Howitzer Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Observer/Controller, Senior Observer/Controller, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major, and G3 Fires Sergeant Major.
CSM Herald’s assignments include 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, Fort Riley, Kansas; 1st Battalion 6th Field Artillery Regiment, Bamberg, Germany; 2nd Battalion 29th Field Artillery Regiment and 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas; 2nd Battalion, 307th Field Artillery Regiment, Camp Atterbury, Indiana; 1st Battalion 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas; Field Artillery Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; and G3 Fires, 1st Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington.
His military education includes the Basic Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Digital Master Gunner, Battle Staff, Observer Controller Academy, Advanced Urban Operations Course, Direct Action Resource Course, the First Sergeants and Commanders course, Master Resiliency Trainers Course, and the United States Sergeants Major Academy.
CSM Herald’s military decorations and awards include the Bronze Star Medal (two oak leaf clusters),the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (five oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (three campaign stars), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/ numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (w/ numeral 7), and the Combat Action Badge and Air Assault Badge. His Non-U.S. service award include the NATO Medal and the silver Schützenschnur (German marksmanship). CSM Herald is a recipient of the Order of Saint Barbara, and the Field Artillery Squadron Order of the Silver and Gold Spur.
CSM Herald is married with three children.