CSM David Routson is Garrison Command Sergeant Mayor of Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck. CSM Routson’s Army career spans 32 years and all three Army components. CSM Routson enlisted as an infantryman on August 9,1989 into Company B, 2nd Battalion, 70th Training Support Brigade, U.S. Army Reserves. He simultaneously completed three semesters with Purdue Army ROTC from 1988 to 1990. In 1991, he mobilized and deployed with the 70th TSB to Fort Benning, Georgia in support of Operation Desert Storm.
Upon completion of his initial four year enlistment in the USAR, CSM Routson served three years on active duty with the 3-187th Infantry, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; E Co 5/20th and E Co 2nd-9th Infantry “Manchu” at Camp Casey, South Korea; and L Troop, 3rd/2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Upon ETS in September, 1996, CSM Routson enlisted into the Indiana Army National Guard with A Co, 1-151st Infantry, 76th Separate Infantry Brigade (SIB).
CSM Routson has served in all levels of leadership within the INARNG including: Team Leader, C Co, 1-151st Infantry; Squad Leader, D Co, 1-151st Infantry; Platoon Sergeant, D Co, 2-152d Infantry; First Sergeant, 1-293rd Infantry; Operations Sergeant Major with the 1-293rd, DPTM-S-CAIN, C2CRE, and 38th Infantry Division; and Command Sergeant Major, 1-293rd Infantry. CSM Routson has served in multiple key assignments while deployed to Bosnia; Balad, Iraq; and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; and broadening tours stateside at Camp Atterbury, Indianapolis and Arlington, Virginia.
His numerous decorations and awards include the Meritorious Unit Commendation (2); Meritorious Service Medal (5); Army Commendation Medal (7); Army Achievement Medal (3); Army Good Conduct Medal (3); Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (4); National Defense Service Medal (2); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/hourglass, M device, numeral 2); Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (3); NATO Medal; Indiana Distinguished Service Medal; Indiana Commendation Medal; Indiana Homeland Defense Service Ribbon; the Indiana Overseas Service Ribbon (2); and the Order of Saint Maurice.