CSM Robert A. Winzenried is the command senior enlisted leader for North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
He is the principal advisor to the commander on all enlisted matters. His responsibilities include providing the commander with the enlisted perspective on strategic vision, goals, and objectives, theater security cooperation, enlisted professional development, mentoring senior enlisted leaders throughout the component commands and JTFs as well as coordinating with headquarters staff agencies, commanders, and senior enlisted personnel on matters pertaining to the command’s mission, vision, core values, commander’s intent and enlisted utilization.
CSM Winzenried joined the army from High Bridge, New Jersey, in September of 1977. He attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Upon graduation he was assigned to the 562nd Engineer Company, 172nd Light Infantry Brigade, at Fort Richardson, Alaska as a Sapper.
He has since served at every level of enlisted leadership from Squad Leader through Command Sergeant Major. He has deployed to Honduras, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq in support of OIF II, and supported recovery operations following Hurricane Katrina. His last assignment was the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the Commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea, and 8th Army, Yongson Korea.
He has numerous awards and decorations to include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal. He is also a master parachutist, Drill Sergeant, and Sapper. He has completed all levels of the United States Army Professional Military Education and is a Keystone Fellow.
Current as of September 2011