Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Patrick M. Metzger

CSM Metzger enlisted in the United State Marine Corps in November 1992, and completed recruit training the following year. CSM Metzger joined the Maryland National Guard in 1998, after being honorably discharged from the Marines.   CSM Metzger has served in enlisted assignments in the team, squad, platoon, company, battalion, and brigade levels.

CSM Metzger’s career began on Active Duty serving four years in the United State Marine Corps as an Infantryman, assigned to Marine Barracks Washington, DC, as a ceremonial March and member of the Silent Drill Platoon.  He transitioned to the Maryland Army National Guard and has over 31 years of military service to the Nation and the State of Maryland.  

CSM Metzger’s first assignment in the Maryland National Guard was as a Military Policeman in the 200th Military Police (MP) Company from 1998, until the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001.  CSM Metzger was promoted to Sergeant in September 2001, and assumed the duties of a MP Team Leader during Operation Nobel Eagle at the Pentagon.  His next assignment and promotion in 2003, was to Squad Leader in the 290th MP Company while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Kabul, Afghanistan.  After returning from deployment, CSM Metzger served in numerous positions in the Headquarters of the 115th Military Police Battalion.  CSM Metzger was promoted to Sergeant First Class and deployed a second time in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment of the 115th Military Police Battalion in Kandahar, Afghanistan. 
After returning from the deployment, CSM Metzger was promoted to First Sergeant and assigned to the 29th Military Police Company in Westminster, MD.  CSM Metzger served as the First Sergeant of the 29th MP’s for over four years.  In January 2018, CSM Metzger was appointed the Command Sergeant Major of the 115th MP Battalion.  In 2019, CSM Metzger was reassigned to the 291st Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD).  CSM Metzger was selected as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major in November 2021 for the 58th Troop Command.  CSM Metzger was selected as the Command Sergeant Major for the Maryland Army National Guard in January 2024.

CSM Metzger’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal , Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation, Army Achievement Medal, Army and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Meritorious Unit Award, Combat Action Badge and multiple Maryland Army National Guard awards and decorations.  CSM Metzger is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.  

CSM Metzger is a traditional Guardsman and is a 26-year veteran of the Maryland State Police holding the rank of Lieutenant. His current assignment is the Assistant Commander of the Special Operations Division, Special Operations Command, Maryland State Police. CSM Patrick M. Metzger currently resides in Hebron, Maryland, with his wife and two children.  

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