Command Sergeant Major Corey K. Cush was selected as the 42d Infantry (Rainbow) Division Command Sergeant Major in October 2018. As the Division Command Sergeant Major, he is the principal enlisted advisor to the Division Commander and is responsible for establishing and enforcing standards, appearance, physical conditioning, military courtesy, discipline, and professional development for the Division. He also advises the Division Commander and staff on all areas pertaining to training, combat readiness, troop welfare, health, and morale for all enlisted Soldiers and their families.
Command Sergeant Major Corey Cush entered active duty August 6, 1986 where he attended Basic and Advanced Training at Fort Sill Oklahoma as a Fire Support Specialist. CSM Cush has served in following duty positions and organizations: Cannon Fire Direction Specialist with the 1st Battalion 30th Field Artillery; stationed in Augsburg Germany and Section Sergeant with C Company of the 7th Battalion 15th Field Artillery Brigade stationed in Fort Ord California and deployed to Panama for ‘Operation Just Cause’.
CSM Cush left active duty service and joined for the New York Army National Guard on 7 August 1990. His first unit of assignment was ‘A’ Battery, 1/258th Field Artillery as a Fire Direction Specialist. In 1991, he became the Fire Direction Coordinator Section Chief for Battery B 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery; He then served with the 106th Regional Training Institute in 1996 through 2005 as Platoon Sergeant, RTI TAC NCO, BNCOC Instructor, BNCOC Course Manager and later Combat Arms Course Manager and First Sergeant.
CSM Cush was promoted to CSM of the 1st BN 258th Field Artillery Battalion on September 2005.
CSM Cush deployed as Afghanistan National Army Brigade Joint Forces Headquarters Command Sergeant Major. Again, in 2008, he became the Command Sergeant Major for Afghanistan National Army Brigade ARISC, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. In April of 2009, he became Command Sergeant Major and Commandant of the 106th Regional Training Institute and in August 2014, he was appointed as the 53rd Troop Command Sergeant Major a “1” Star Command.
He currently serves as the Senior Enlisted Leader of the 42d Infantry Division.
CSM Cush holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Computer Science and Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems.
CSM Cush is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Montefiore Health System. His military education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System through the Nominative Leader Course.
Command Sergeant Major Cush’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/3 OLC, Afghanistan Medal, NATO Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/6 OLC, Army Achievement Medal w/3 OLC, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal w/5 OLC, 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 Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Physical Fitness Award 14th Award, 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 15th Award and the Air Assault Badge.