Nathaniel Bartee

Nathaniel Bartee

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Command Sergeant Major, Nathaniel J. Bartee Sr. retired from the United States Army after 33 1/2 years of active duty service. He served in several key Enlisted positions; from Squad member to Two Star Nominative Level; Command Sergeant Major. CSM Bartee started and ended his career as a Transportation Soldier (88M).Command Sergeant Major last active duty assignment in the United States Army was as the Combined Arms Support Command/Sustainment Center of Excellence and Fort Lee, VA Command Sergeant Major.

He currently works as the 9th Grade, LET 1-JROTC Instructor at Columbia High School. CSM Bartee was selected as the 2021-2022, Columbia High School “Teacher of the Year” and recently selected to serve as the new Vice President of the JROTC Committee for the Alabama State Department of Education, Career and Technical Education for 2022-2024.

Command Sergeant Major Bartee resides in Huntsville, AL with his wife, Pamela Denise Bartee. They have two wonderful children: son, Nate Jr. and daughter, Tori.


Associate (AGS), General Studies (Central Texas College)

Bachelor’s in Science (BS) Liberal Arts Degree (Excelsior College)

Master's in Business Administration (MBA), Military Operation (Trident University International)


JROTC Certificate (055)
Grade Level: 9
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (0G5)

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Applied Technology






CSM Bartee is a graduate of several military courses and academies, including Warrior Leader Course at Fort Hood, TX; Advance Leader Course, Honor Graduate at Fort Eustis, VA; Senior Leader Course, Honor Graduate at Fort Eustis, VA; First Sergeant Course, Top 20% at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, TX; Sergeant Major Course, Class #56, Top 20% at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, TX; Master Fitness Trainer Course, at Fort Benning, GA; Master Driver Certification Course at Fort Eustis, VA; General Fund Enterprise Business System course at Rock Island Arsenal, IL; CSM/SGM Executive Education Course at The Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA; 3rd CSM Legal Orientation Course, Charlottesville, VA; Army Force Management/How the Army Runs Course, Fort Belvoir, VA.

CSM Bartee's previous deployments include Kuwait “Desert Storm/Desert Shield”; Iraq “Operation Iraqi Freedom”; Kuwait “Operation Enduring Freedom”; Afghanistan “Operation Enduring Freedom”; and Iraq “Operation Inherent Resolve”; and Afghanistan “Operation Freedom Sentinel”.

CSM Bartee’s awards include the Legion of Merit (2nd OLC): Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal, (3rd OLC); Army Commendation Medal, (3rd OLC); Army Achievement Medal, (5th OLC); Good Conduct Medal, (10th Award); Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, (w/Numeral 4); Overseas Service Ribbon, (3rd tour); National Defense Service Medal; South West Asia Service Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal; Saudi and Kuwait Liberation Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; International Security Assistance Force (ISAF); Army Superior Unit Award; Army Service Ribbon; Driver’s-Mechanic Badge (W) with bar; the Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter (AUSA) award for 2009; the Military Order of Saint Christopher Medal (Honorable) and the Military Order of Saint Martin Medal (Honorable).

CSM Bartee was inducted into the United Sates Army Transportation Corps Hall of Fame on 29 July 2022, “Class of 2022”.