Sergeant Major David J. Kluba is a native of Appleton, Wisconsin. He joined the United States Army in October 2003 and received his One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, to become an Infantryman. In February 2006, Sergeant Major Kluba Attended the Prime Power School in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to become a Prime Power Production Specialist.
SGM Kluba’s previous assignments include: 1-3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, VA; 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), Fort Bragg, NC; 3-60 Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, SC; Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC; 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), Fort Bragg, NC; 8th Army, Camp Humphreys, South Korea; 31st Engineer Battalion Fort Leonard Wood, MO; 1st Squadron 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss, TX.
SGM Kluba has held leadership positions at all levels of his military career, including Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Company First Sergeant, Engineer Directorate Sergeant Major, and Operations Sergeant Major. He has also deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Qatar for theater support operations.
SGM Kluba’s military education includes Airborne School, Basic Leaders Course, Unit Movement Officer Course, Advance Leaders Course, Master Resilience Course, Drill Sergeant School, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, 1SG/CDR Course, Army Combatives Level 1, and the Sergeants Major Academy, Class 72.
SGM Kluba’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (7OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global war on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Developmental Ribbon (5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), NATO Medal, Basic Parachutist Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Drivers Badge, and Operators Badge, His Foreign awards are German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in Gold.