Command Sergeant Major Kyle S. Brunell completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora Colorado as an Optical Laboratory Specialist 42E (now 68H).
Brunell was most recently assigned as the Command Sergeant Major of Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas. Prior to that, he served as the Command Sergeant Major of Keller Army Community Hospital in West Point, N.Y. He also participated in the Military Personnel Exchange Program as an Instructor at the Unteroffizierschule des Heeres (German Army NCO Academy) in Delitzsch, Germany. Prior to that, Brunell was a student at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 63 in Fort Bliss, Texas. He also served as a First Sergeant at both Kenner Army Health Clinic in Fort Lee, Va., and C Co. 1-214th Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance) in Landstuhl, Germany, and Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan. Before that, he was the Optical Lab NCOIC and later Detachment Sergeant of Higher Headquarters Detachment U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Europ in Pirmasens, Germany. Brunell also served as an Advanced Individual Training Instructor at the Naval Weapons Station, in Yorktown, Va., an Optical Lab NCO for A Co. at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colo., an Optical Section Leader at McDonald Army Community Hospital in Fort Eustis, Va., and an Optical Fabrication SPC at 226th MEDSOM in Pirmasens, Germany.
Brunell’s Military Education includes the Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course (Commandant’s List), First Sergeant Course (Exceeded Course Standards), United States Army Sergeants Major Course (Exceeded Course Standards, AUSA professional writing award winner), Combined Arms Center Battalion and Brigade CSM pre-command courses, the AMEDD CSM pre-command course, AMEDD Executive Skills course, Defense Health Agency MHS Leaders Capstone Course, U.S. Navy Basic Instructor Course, Faculty Development Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Modern Army Combatives Course, Occupational Safety and Health Course, the Safety Officer and NCO Course, and he has also earned the German linguist identifier. His civilian education includes an Associate Degree in Individual Studies from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y., a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Management from Saint Leo University, Fla., and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Brunell’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), the Valorous Unit Award, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Good Conduct Medal (9th award), the National Defense Medal (w/ bronze star), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development ribbon (numeral 5), the Overseas Ribbon (numeral 5), the Non-Article 5 NATO Medal, the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Basic Crewmember Badge, the German Marksmanship Badge (Gold), and the German Sports Badge. He is also a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3).