Squad Leader

  • Ensured the well-being of soldiers both on and off duty, providing guidance on benefits such as VA benefits, retirement plans, and educational opportunities.
  • Taught soldiers about personal and business credit scores, as well as how to make purchases under a business name and credit.
  • Enforced the Unit Safety Program, resulting in zero injuries and a 100% success rate during training events, ranges, and operations.
  • Received recognition from the Regiment Commander for achieving first place in the combined Regimental Mortar Squad Competition.

FDC Chief

  • Maintained digital communication with Forward Observers (FO) and gun line using various systems such as LHMBC 60mm, FCC/MFCS 120mm, and 81mm during live fire exercises.

11C Indirect Fire Infantryman

  • Completed the month-long Infantry Mortar Leader Course with an outstanding score and was awarded an additional skill identifier.
  • Motivated and trained the mortar section during downtime in the field, ensuring continuous improvement and readiness.
  • Achieved first-time qualification for the section mortar team during gunnery.
  • Provided overwatch as a 240B Machine Gunner during dismounted operations, supporting reconnaissance and atmospherics missions.
  • Served with distinction in Bravo Company, contributing to the success of Renegade Company during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
  • Earned several prestigious awards, including the Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Assault Badge, and multiple Army Commendation Medals.
  • Demonstrated exceptional skills in coordinating and adjusting artillery rounds during the 3rd Brigade Combat Team Joint Operational Access Exercise (JOAX).
  • Ensured proper configuration and communication with mortar assets using the Fires cell AFATDS system during rotations and training exercises.
  • Graduated from the Infantry Mortar Leaders Course on the Commandant’s List and completed the Warrior Leaders Course.
  • Provided training to the fires cell on AFATDS operation and developed internal battle drills for successful counterfire missions.
  • Trained U.S. Navy and Australian military forces on the capabilities and functions of the 60mm mortar system.
  • Maintained safety protocols and observed proper firing procedures, ensuring zero incidents and safe support for live fire missions.
  • Demonstrated exceptional driving skills and logged significant mileage in support of various operations and engagements.
  • Completed multiple Bradley Gunnery and National Training Center (NTC) rotations, showcasing versatility as a gunner for a mortar system.
  • Successfully fulfilled various tasks within the Fire Direction Center (FDC) throughout assignments.

Section Sergeant

  • Selected to instruct three Iraqi Army Mortar Platoons, providing training on the capabilities and operation of the 120mm mortar system.
  • Trained over 140 Iraqi Army Mortarmen on basic mortar knowledge and Field Direction Center (FDC) procedures during Operation Iraqi Freedom.


  • Constructed a field expedient antenna, enabling reliable communication throughout the company’s area of operations.
  • Played a critical role in reaching a nine-line MEDVAC when an ANP commander was shot, ensuring immediate first aid.
  • Gained proficiency in Command and Control (C2) tools during assignments in the Tactical Operations Center (TOC).
  • Furthered personal education during off-duty time to enhance team capabilities.
  • Ensured continuous brigade network connectivity when other batteries experienced communication issues.
  • Demonstrated dedication by using personal funds to keep assigned radios operational.
  • Assisted in setting up and operating the AN-PRD 13 Basic Radio Detection Finding System.
  • Intercepted enemy transmissions during a Battalion Combined Arms Exercise, contributing to the success of B Company.
  • Selected as the primary RTO in the J-3 Tactical Operations Center, relaying critical information to the Battle Captain and maintaining situational awareness.
  • Maintained accurate RTO logs, proving vital for subsequent analysis and decision-making.
  • Played a crucial role in updating the DCO with situational awareness information and operational updates.
  • Ensured effective communication within the unit, contributing to the success of the Brigade Tactical Operations Center.

Team Chief

  • Chosen based on experience to establish and manage the 2-34th IBCT Fires Cell, overseeing fires operations in the Brigade Tactical Operations Center (TOC).
  • Set up various communication systems, including AFATDS, CPOF, EMT, and mIRC, to enable real-time communication with other units.
  • Developed reporting and tracking sheets to meet administrative requirements and trained soldiers on AFATDS operation to expand operational capabilities.
  • Assumed additional responsibilities, including mentoring the 1-113 CAV in the absence of their Fire Support NCO and assisting with Electronic Welfare Officer duties.

Ammo Bearer

  • Demonstrated professionalism and ensured safety during the burning of unused powder bags.
  • Reliably served as the core member of the fire team in Mazar-I-Sharif.
  • Participated in a multi-agency ECP operation involving Navy Military Police, QRF, and Battle Staff.

Platoon Sergeant

  • Led the Expert Infantrymen Badge committee, coordinating all training and resources to certify over 300 soldiers in the battalion for the EIB.
Share this article
Shareable URL
Prev Post


Next Post


Read next