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Chief Warrant Officer 5 Eric Seymore

Command Chief Warrant Officer, South Carolina Army National Guard

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Eric Seymore | Command Chief Warrant Officer, South Carolina Army National Guard

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kent B. Puffenbarger assumed duties as the South Carolina Army National Guard Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) on 1 February 2014. As the CCWO, Puffenbarger serves as the personal advisor to The Adjutant General for South Carolina for all Warrant Officer related issues and career management for Warrant Officers in the South Carolina National Guard.

CW4 Puffenbarger joined the South Carolina Army National Guard in 1986. After attending basic and advanced individual training, Puffenbarger was assigned to Troop D 1st-101st Cavalry as an Observation Scout Helicopter Repairer. In 1989, he attended the Warrant Officer Candidate Course and Initial Entry Rotary-Wing flight training and was subsequently assigned to the 1st-151st t Aviation Battalion as a helicopter pilot. As a member of 1st-151st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, CW4 Puffenbarger has served overseas in both Kosovo and Iraq.

Education

  • 1980 Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC
  • 1987 College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • 1989 Warrant Officer Candidate Course
  • 1990 Initial Entry Rotary Wing Aviator Course
  • 1998 Aviation Warrant Officer Advance Course
  • 2002 Warrant Officer Staff Course
  • 2013 Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course

Awards

  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Air Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Army Good Conduct Medal
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star Device
  • Kosovo Campaign Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass, Mobilization Device and Numeral 2 Device
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • NATO Medal
  • Master Army Aviator Badge

Memberships

  • National Guard Association of the United States
  • National Guard Association of South Carolina
  • Army Aviation Association of America
  • Warrant Officer Association of America

 

Other

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

  • Warrant Officer, SCARNG 25 April 1990
  • Chief Warrant Officer Two, SCARNG 25 April 1992
  • Chief Warrant Officer Three, SCARNG 28 October 1998
  • Chief Warrant Officer Four, SCARNG 01 October 2003

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