Command Sergeant Major Fredrickson’s Military Career

Command Sergeant Major Duane A. Fredrickson

Command Sergeant Major Duane A. Fredrickson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He entered the military on the 26th of October 1966 when he joined the United States Coast Guard and completed four years of active duty service on the 28 October 1970 and two years of reserve service on 28th of October 1972.

After a 5 year break in service he joined the United States Army Reserve on the 18th of October 1978. He completed Military Police Basic and Advanced training for MOS (95B/31B).

He has served in numerous positions as a Non-commissioned Officer in the Army Reserve including:

  • Military Police Training Instructor
  • Chief Instructor Military Police School
  • Director of Training Military Police School
  • Operations Sergeant Major Military Police Training Battalion
  • Operations Sergeant Major Training Brigade
  • Command Sergeant Major Military Police Training Battalion
  • Command Sergeant Major Psychological Operations Battalion
  • Command Sergeant Major 1st Training Brigade for United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, Ft Bragg, NC.
  • Combat deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).

Command Sergeant Major Fredrickson’s Military and Civilian Education include:

  • College degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, graduating with honors.
  • Navy Fire Fighting School
  • Military Police Basic and Advanced Course MOS (95B)
  • Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC)
  • Basic NCO Course (BNCOC), Advanced NCO Course (ANCOC), Senior NCO Course (SNCOC), NBC NCO Course
  • Methods of Learning Course (MOLC)
  • Battalion Training Management Course (BTMC)
  • Instructor Training Course (ITC)
  • Battle Focus Instructor Training Course (BFITC)
  • Small Group Instructor Training Course (SGITC)
  • Military Police Correctional Specialist Course MOS (95C)
  • Anti Terrorism / Special Reaction Course (Instructor Certified)
  • Counter Terrorism Course (Instructor Certified)
  • Force Protection Unit Advisor Course (Instructor Certified Levels 1 & 2)
  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Command Sergeant Major Course
  • Psychological Operations Command Course (Instructor Certified)
  • Consideration of Other Facilitator Course
  • DEOMI-Senior NCO Equal Opportunity Course
  • Active Duty Level I Awareness Training
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course

FBI and Secret Service Training:

  • FBI Criminal Investigation School
  • Secret Service Dignitary Protection School
  • FBI Special Weapons and Tactics School
  • FBI Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation School
  • FBI Fraud Investigation School
  • FBI Interview and Interrogation School
  • FBI Arson Investigation School
  • FBI Sexual Assault Investigation School
  • FBI Major Case Investigation School

Command Sergeant Major Fredrickson has been assigned as an Instructor at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy 2-week Resident Course in June 2001, June 2002, July 2004 & June 2005. In June of 2002 he became the first Army Reserve Instructor to be CERTIFIED as an Instructor for the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Course(s).

Awards and Decorations include:

  • Letter of Commendation from President George W. Bush
  • US Military Legion of Merit Medal (LOM)
  • Bronze Star Medal (BSM)
  • Joint Defense Meritorious Service Medal (JDMSM)
  • Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
  • Army Commendation Medal (ACOM) with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze OLC
  • Army Achievement Medal (AAM) with 2 Bronze OLC
  • Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal
  • Army Good Conduct Medal
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with 1 Silver OLC and 1 Bronze OLC
  • National Defense Service Medal (3 Service Stars)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hour Glass & M Device and Numeral 2
  • NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 4
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award & Expert 9mm Pistol Badge

Command Sergeant Major Fredrickson holds the following MOS’s:

  • 00Z Command Sergeant Major
  • 11B Basic Infantrymen
  • 95B/31B Military Police Officer
  • 95C/31C Military Police Correctional Specialist


Command Sergeant Major Fredrickson’s Civilian Occupations

  • Police Detective Sergeant (Retired June 2001 – 31 years Service)
  • Consultant and Trainer, Co-founder, and Co-Owner of Violence Free (1992-2013)
  • Current: U.S. Government Contract Background/Security Investigator, DOD, NSA, DHS, CBP (2009-present)
  • Current: Consultant and Trainer, Owner of DF Services, LLC, d/b/a Fredrickson Consulting (2014-present)

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