CSM Israel Talamantez
Command Sergeant Major
U.S. Army Accessions Command Discontinuance Task Force
Command Sergeant Major Israel Talamantez is the Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army Accessions Command Discontinuance Task Force.
Accessions Command was a three star command charged with providing integrated command and control of recruiting for the Army's Officer, Warrant Officer, and Enlisted forces. Designed to meet the human resources needs of the Army, the command transformed volunteers into Soldiers and leaders for our Army. Accessions Command was comprised of the United States Army Recruiting Command, the United States Army Cadet Command, and the Accessions Support Brigade. Collectively, Accessions Command had over 3,500 points of presence across the United States with over 10,000 Soldiers and civilians that comprised its work force. Accessions Command was also the senior mission command for Fort Knox, but on 18 January 2012, was discontinued. Today, the mission of the Discontinuance Task Force is to realign the mission, functions, and budget of Accessions Command.
CSM Talamantez is a native of Del Rio, Texas. He enlisted as a Military Police Soldier in July of 1982, shortly following his high school graduation. He received One Unit Station Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
In 1990, CSM Talamantez began his recruiting career in his hometown of Del Rio as a Recruiter and then served as the On Production Station Commander. He became a Limited Production Station Commander in the Austin South Station in 1994.
From 1997 to 2001 he served as the Senior Trainer and then Master Trainer, for the 5th Recruiting Brigade. He later served as the First Sergeant for the Houston West Recruiting Company. In 2004, he was again assigned to the 5th Brigade Headquarters as the NCOIC of the inaugural Mobile Recruiting Team. In July of 2005, he then became the Command Sergeant Major of the Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion and then in 2007, he became the Command Sergeant Major of the 6th Recruiting Brigade, and served in that position for 3 years. He then assumed duties as the G3 Sergeant Major for the US Army Accessions Command in August of 2010 and his duties as the Command Sergeant Major of Accessions Command and Fort Knox in February of 2011.
His other key assignments include: Patrol, Military Working Dog and Military Police Investigations at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico and Liaison to the Russian Military Police at Allied Checkpoint “A” Berlin Brigade.