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.
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. CSM Cush was promoted to CSM of the 1st BN 258th Field Artillery September 2005. In April of 2009 he became Command Sergeant Major of the 106th RTI.
CSM Cush deployed as Afghanistan National Army Brigade Joint Forces Headquarters Command Sergeant Major and then again in 2008 as the Command Sergeant Major for Afghanistan National Army Brigade ARISC, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
He currently serves as the CSM of the 53rd Troop Command.
CSM Cush holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Computer Science and Bachelor’s Degree from majoring in Management Information Systems, both from Monroe College.
CSM Cush is currently the Senior Director at Technology Services in Monroe NY. His military education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System through the Sergeant Major Course.
Command Sergeant Major Cush’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 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.