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Brigade Commander
120th Infantry Brigade

166 Brigade Commander

The Command Sergeant Major enlisted in the Army in February 1982 on the delayed entry program from Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox, KY; receiving the Armor Excellence award, highest physical training award, and appointed platoon guide of his honor platoon. He served in every key leadership position in Armor/Cavalry from Squad Leader to Command Sergeant Major.

His assignments include 1st of the 40th , 4th of the 69th and 4th of the 34th Armor Battalions, 8th Infantry Division, Germany; 3rd Armor Division, Germany; Headquarters V CORPS G-3, Germany; V Corps Special Operations Coordination element (SOCOORD)Germany. He served as an Alpha Troop First Sergeant with 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, Camp Garry Owen, Korea. Upon his return, he was assigned as the First Sergeant of HHC 1st of the 68th Armor Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.  

He has participated in three combat tours: Operation Desert Shield/Storm in SWA; Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon graduation from the U.S. Sergeants Major Academy in 2004, he was assigned to HHC 1st of the 68th Armor Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. where he served as Operation Sergeant Major, and Command Sergeant Major. In May 2005, the Command Sergeant Major assumed the duties as Command Sergeant Major of 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment (RSTA) Airborne, in Fort Richardson, Alaska.


He spearheaded the unit's activation on 13 Oct 2005, and deployed into combat 11 months later. His military education includes all noncommissioned officer education system courses from WLC to the Command Sergeant Major Course. Additional military training include the First Sergeant Course, Material Supply Course, Master Fitness Course, Senior Instructor Course, UCOFT M1A1 Instructors Course, Defense Reutilization Marketing Course, Basic Recognition Course (LRSC), Airborne School, Battle Staff Course, Master Gunner Course, Safety Course, OPFOR Tactical Leaders Course, Equal Opportunity Course, and Small Group Facilitator's Course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal 3nd award, Meritorious Service Medal 6th award, Army Commendation Medal 14th award, Army Achievement Medal 8th award, Good Conduct Medal 8th award, the National Defense Service Medal w/bronze star, the Southwest Asia Service Medal w/two bronze stars, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal of Kuwait, The Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral four. He also earned the Parachutist Badge, the driver-mechanic badge with Track Device, the Gold Schutenschnur (Expert on German Weapons), Combat Action Badge; Excellence in Armor (EIA); he also received the Bronze Medallion of the Order of Saint George, NCO of the Year, and is an active Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Member.
 

 



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