Command Sergeant Major Salinas has served in every leadership position in the Infantry to include Team Leader, Squad Leader, Scout Sniper, Drill Sergeant, Company Master Gunner, Infantry Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Battalion and Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, and Battalion and Brigade Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include , 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry, 3rd Battalion, 6th Infantry and 4th Battalion 6th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division, Fort Polk, LA; 1st Battalion 23rd Infantry, 1st Battalion 503rd Infantry and 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, OK; 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry, 2nd Armor Division, Fort Hood, TX; 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Operations Group (SCORPION TEAM), National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA; 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Ledward Barracks, Germany; 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX; 3rd Brigade (IBCT), 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX; and served as the Command Sergeant Major of 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry, 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade Grafenwoehr, Germany. Brigade Command Sergeant Major of the 4th Brigade 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk.CSM Salinas has participated in Operation Just Cause, Kosovo KFORA, OIF II, OIF 05-07, OIF 08-10 and OEF 14-15.
Military Education: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-commissioned Officer Course, Advanced Non-commissioned Officer Course, Sniper Course, Air Assault Course, Battle Staff Course, Drill Sergeant Course, Rappel Master Course, Bradley Master Gunner Course, Basic Mountaineering Course, Combatives Level 1-2 Course, First Sergeant Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 55, and the Command Sergeants Major Course.
Civilian Education: Holds an Associate of Arts in General Studies, Excelsior University; a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Tuoro International University; and is pursuing a Masters in Business Administration.
Awards and Decorations: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (4th award), Purple Heart (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (6th Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (7th Award), Combat Infantryman’s Badge (2nd Award), and the Expert Infantryman’s Badge. Command Sergeant Major Salinas has also been awarded the Order of Saint Maurice and is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.