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Command Sgt. Maj. John Digby

124th Regional Training Institute Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. John Digby is the Regimental Command Sergeant Major for the 124th Regional Training Institute, Vermont Army National Guard. In this role, he serves as the senior enlisted advisor to the Commander, 124th RTI, and oversees readiness and development for RTI's enlisted force. 

Digby enlisted in the Vermont Army National Guard on May 16, 1990, and attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an Infantryman. He has served throughout the State of Vermont in A Company, 3-172nd Infantry Battalion (MTN), the Joint Force Headquarters Counter Drug Program, Army Mountain Warfare School, Recruiting and Retention Command, 124th Regional Training Institute’s Infantry Training Company and Modular Training Battalion, C Troop and Headquarters Troop 1-172nd Cavalry Squadron (RSTA)(MTN), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Headquarters (MTN), and G3 Joint Forces Headquarters

Digby has served the following duty positions; Rifleman, Radio Telephone Operator, Machine Gunner, Sniper, Sniper Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Recruiter, Protective Detail Leader, Embedded Trainer, and Troop First Sergeant.  He has also served as an Instructor, Senior Instructor, and Course Manager, Operations Sergeant, and Operations Sergeant Major at the Battalion, Brigade, and Staff levels.

Digby has deployed twice to Operation Enduring Freedom, in 2003 and 2010, and has trained both Afghan army and North Macedonian Special Purpose Forces in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

Digby holds military occupational specialties in Cavalry, Infantry, and Recruiting, and is a graduate of all levels of the NCO Professional Development System, culminating with the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. He is also a graduate of numerous tactical, security, management, and instructor courses, the Army Mountain Warfare School Winter and Summer courses, the Scout Sniper Course, and the Cavalry Leader Course.

Associate of Science, Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science, Individual Studies (focus in Behavioral Science)
Master of Science, Management (focus in Organizational Leadership)

Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
Reserve Component Commendation Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Achievement Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Good Conduct Medal with four Good Conduct Loops
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 5
Army Reserve Component Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 4
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" device
Army Service Ribbon
NATO Medal
Combat Infantry Badge
Recruiting and Retention Basic Badge
Ram's Head Device
Vermont Active Duty Training Ribbon
Vermont Duty Ribbon with one Silver Star Device 
Vermont Good Conduct Ribbon with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Vermont Service Ribbon with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Vermont National Guard State Special Duty Ribbon
Gold Combat Spurs
Order of Saint George Bronze Medallion
Order of Saint Maurice Centurion Medallion
Silver German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge