CSM Gary D. Shine is a native of Jeffersonville, Georgia.
He entered the Army in 1983 and completed basic training and AIT at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
He obtained the Military Occupational Specialty of Light-Wheeled Vehicle and Power Generation Mechanic (63B).
CSM Shine started his career at Fort Wainwright, Alaska as a Light-Wheeled Mechanic (63B), HQ Company USAG. His subsequent assignments included Headquarters and Headquarters Company 5th Signal Battalion, Fort Polk, Louisiana; C-CO 702nd Main Support Battalion, Camp Casey, Korea; Alpha Battery 632nd MLRS, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; 15th Trans Detachment, 28th Transportation Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany; 1st 307th Infantry BDE, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Alpha Battery 143rd Air Defense Artillery, Suwon, Korea; Delta Company 703rd Main Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia, Operations Sergeant Major 59th Ordnance Brigade Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. His last assignment was serving as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major for the 16th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia.
CSM Shine has served in every leadership position from Squad Leader to Sergeant Major. He has deployed to several regions to include: Kuwait, Hungary, Bosnia, and Iraqi Freedom I, III, V.
CSM Shine’s military education included Combat Lifesavers Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, and Senior Enlisted Academy (class 150) at the Naval War College in Rhode Island. He also attended the Observer Controller Course, Master Fitness Course, and First Sergeants Course. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
His awards include the Bronze Star (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Serve Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Services Medal, (with a bronze service star), Korean Defense Service Metal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, NCOPD (4th award), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Ribbon (6th award), the Combat Action Badge, Driver/Mechanic Badge, and a Recipient of the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe Award.
CSM Shine is married to the former Renita L. Gainey of Macon, Georgia and they have two children, a son De-JonQuavius S. Shine (28 yrs) and a daughter Ahshanti Z. Shine (23yrs) and one grandson, JaQuavius L. Shine (8yrs).