West, Matthew, SGM

Infantry (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Current/Last Service Branch
Infantry
Current/Last Primary MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1998-2002, 11Z50, HHC, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)
Previously Held MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Service Years
1984 - 2009
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Cold War Certificate


Ranger
Sergeant Major


Eight Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division 3rd Infantry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Post-2007)

Mountain Warfare Rams Head


 Unofficial Badges 

Zouave Badge Hamby Award 1st Class Jungle Expert Badge Cold War Medal

Order of Saint Maurice


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Association of United States Army (AUSA)Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)GeneralVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  1888, Association of United States Army (AUSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1987, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1997, National Infantry Association (NIA), General (Member) [Verified]
  2003, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am currently the Deputy G3 for Current Operations for the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, LA. 
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Master ParachutistPathfinder Badge
Rifle
Pistol
Grenade
France - Jump Wings

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1984, 10th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA), B/4
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Battalion, 504th Infantry (Airborne)5th Ranger Training Battalion (Cadre) Ranger Training Brigade1st Battalion, 501st Infantry 11th Infantry
1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)US Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Course1st Battalion, 30th Infantry RegimentJoint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk
Southern European Task Force (SETAF)
  1984-1989, 11B10, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 504th Infantry (Airborne)
  1989-1992, 11B10, 5th Ranger Training Battalion (Cadre) Ranger Training Brigade
  1992-1995, 11B10, A Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry
  1995-1998, 11B10, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry
  1998-2002, 11Z50, HHC, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)
  2002-2004, 11Z50, US Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Course
  2005-2006, 11Z50, HHC, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment
  2006-2007, 11Z50, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk
  2007-2009, 11Z50, Southern European Task Force (SETAF)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq
  2005-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
 Colleges Attended 
Upper Iowa UniversityTouro University InternationalTrident University InternationalTrident University International
  1995-2007, Upper Iowa University
  2008-2010, Touro University International
  2011-2013, Trident University International
  2013-Present, Trident University International
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