Command Sgt. Maj. Dave Huber was honored during a retirement ceremony Oct. 21 in front of family, friends and fellow National Guard members at the Raymond J. Bohn Armory in Bismarck.
A native of Lemmon, S.D., where he still lives, Huber has served in the North Dakota Army National Guard for more than four decades.
His military career began in 1976, when he enlisted in the North Dakota Army National Guard as a combat engineer with Detachment 2, Company B, 164th Engineer Battalion in Hettinger, North Dakota. He served with the unit — organized under various elements, including the 164th Engineer Battalion, 816th Engineer Company and 141st Engineer Battalion — for more than 20 years.
In December 2003, Huber deployed to Iraq with the 141st Engineer Battalion as a platoon sergeant in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After his return in February 2005, he was assigned as the first sergeant with the 815th Engineer Company in Edgeley. He later was assigned as the first sergeant for the 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) in Bismarck and the 817th Engineer Company (Sapper) in Jamestown. Huber again served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the 817th Engineer Company's (Sapper) first sergeant from August 2007 to June 2008.
After serving as the operations noncommissioned officer for Joint Force Headquarters in Bismarck, Huber was promoted to the rank of command sergeant major in November 2010 with the Bismarck-based Recruiting and Retention Battalion. His military career culminated as the senior marksmanship coordinator for North Dakota.
In his civilian profession, Huber works as the maintenance supervisor for the city of Lemmon, a position he's held for more than 30 years.
He lives in Lemmon with his wife, Toni. The couple has three children and three grandchildren.