Command Sergeant Major Corey K. Cush was born in Manhattan, NY on 26 October 1968. CSM Cush is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and has earned an Associates Degree in Computer Science from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems from Monroe College.
CSM Cush enlisted into the Army on 6 August 1986 and served for four years. His tours included Augsburg, Germany (VII Corps), FT. Ord, CA and Colon, Panama. He joined the National Guard on 7 August 1990 and his first unit of assignment was A Battery, 1/258th Field Artillery at Kingsbridge Armory, Bronx NY. He later went on to serve in several different positions, including Section Chief, Platoon Sergeant, RTI TAC NCO, BNCOC Instructor, BNCOC Course Manager and later Combat Arms Course
Manager. CSM Cush was appointed to Command Sergeant Major of the 1/258th Field Artillery on 1 September 2005.
CSM Cush’s military schools include Cannon Fire Direction Specialist Course – 1986, German Headstart – 1987, Unit Supply Course -1987 Dental Specialist – 1988, Primary Leadership Development Course –
1989, Air Assault – 1990, Battery Computer System Course – 1994, Battle Focus Instructor Training Course – 1995, FA Technical Certification Program – 1997,Basic Non-Commission Officer Course – 1998, Advance
Non-Commission Officer Course – 1999, Auto Fire System Specialist Course – 2000, Small Group Instructor Training Course – 2002, Sergeant Major Academy – 2007 (Class 32).
CSM Cush’s military awards include Army Commendation Medal / 6th Award, Army Achievement Medal / 7th Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal / 5th Award, National Defense Service Medal / 2nd Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal / 2nd Award, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon / Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Army Oversees Service Ribbon, Air Assault Badge, New York State Military Commendation
Medal, New York State Long and Faithful Service / 10 Year, New York State Defense of Liberty Medal, New York State Medal of Merit, New York State Physical Fitness Ribbon / 5th Award