Caldwell, Michael, MSG

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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
19Z50-Armor Senior Sergeant
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1997-2000, 19K10, A Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armor
Previously Held MOS
19K10-M1 Armor Crewman
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Service Years
1994 - 2015
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Order of Saint George
Order of the Spur
Voice Edition

Master Sergeant

Six Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

1st Armored Division 1st Cavalry Division 1st Infantry Division Army Physical Fitness Badge

German Military Proficiency Gold

 Unofficial Badges 

Combat Advisor Armor Shoulder Cord German Sports Badge Order of The Spur

Order of Saint George (Bronze)

 Military Association Memberships
1st Cavalry Division AssociationUS Armor AssociationGeneral of the Army Omar Bradley Chapter
  2006, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]
  2007, US Armor Association
  2010, Association of United States Army (AUSA), General of the Army Omar Bradley Chapter (Member) (El Paso, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Enjoying retirement.
Other Comments:

My 13 year old son wrote this poem that won 1st place in his school district. I wanted to share it.

Farewell Again...
When I was eight years old, my dad had to leave.
I knew what was going on, but I didn't want to believe.
He was fighting someone's else is war, that wasn't even his.
I knew he should be home with us, spending time with his kids.
I helped him pack his bags, and load them in the car,
He was going away for a while, to a place that's very far.
We drove to the airport in the middle of the night,
He looked at me and said his good byes.
He looked at me in the eyes and said,
and told me to be strong,
Then he looked at his wife and said, "Take care of your mom."
It took everything I had to fight back the tears,
He's going to be gone from nine months to a year.
For the next twelve months I was depressed,
Every little thing made me sad and stressed.
But then one day my dad came home,
and then I didn't feel sad, stressed, or alone.
You have to remember that I was eight back then,
But now I'm twelve, and my father is gone once again.


Tre' Miguel Caldwell

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award
Air Assault Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1994, 3rd Battalion, 13th Armored Regiment (Fort Knox, KY), E/223
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3rd ACR)1st Battalion, 37th Armor1st Battalion, 33rd ArmorUS Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry U.S. Army5th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment
4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment1st Battalion, 77th Armor RegimentSpecial Troops Battalion, 4th BCT, 1st Armored Division
US Army Acquisition Execution Support Command/Agency
  1994-1997, 19K10, B Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3rd ACR)
  1997-2000, 19K10, A Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armor
  2000-2002, 19K10, A Company, 1st Battalion, 33rd Armor
  2002-2005, 19K10, Unit of Action Maneuver Battle Lab, Fort Knox
  2005-2006, 19K10, C Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment
  2006-2008, 19K10, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry
  2008-2009, 19K10, Warrior Leader Course (WLC)
  2009-2010, 19K10, 5th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment
  2010-2010, 19Z50, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division
  2010-2011, 19Z50, C Company, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment
  2010-Present, 11Z50, B Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment
  2012-2013, 19Z50, Special Troops Battalion, 4th BCT, 1st Armored Division
  2013-Present, US Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC), US Army Acquisition Execution Support Command/Agency
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1997-1998 Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia and Herzegovina)8
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Diamondback (Mosul Air Base), Iraq48
  2010-2011 Operation New Dawn (OND)13
  2012-2013 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan21
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Maryland, European DivisionRio Salado College
  1999-1999, University of Maryland, European Division
  2001-Present, Rio Salado College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 28, 2008, German Profiency Road March1
  Jan 30, 2009, Battle Staff
  Mar 15, 2012, Forum Photos5
  Jul 28, 2012, General Photos
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