Senior Military Science Instructor / MS-II Instructor

MSG Benton Ard

About

BRANCH:

Armor

CIVILIAN EDUCATION:

Pursuing associate degree in General Studies

MILITARY EDUCATION:

Senior Leaders Course

Advanced Leaders Course

Basic Leaders Course

Drill Sergeant School

EO Leaders Course

Combatives Level 1

Combatives Level 2

Combat Life Savers Course

Observer Controller Academy

Unit Movement Officers Course

Hazmat Safety Course

MILITARY ASSIGNMENTS:

Fort Knox, Kentucky F Trp 1/16 CAV  2003-2004

Camp Casey, Korea A Co 2-72 1HBCT, 2ID 2004-2005

Fort Knox, Kentucky C Trp 1/16 CAV   2007-2008

Camp Casey, Korea C Co 2-9 INF  1HBCT, 2ID 2008-2010

Fort Benning, Georgia B Co 1-81AR2010-2012

Fort Hood, Texas D Trp 1/8 CAV 2BCT 1st CAV DIV 2012-2016

Fort Irwin, California Tarantula Team, Operations Group 2016-2018

Fort Riley, Kansas C co “Bandido” 1-16INF, 1ABCT, 1ID 2018-2020

Fort Riley, Kansas HSC, 1ID 2020-2021

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Bronze Star W/ Valor

Bronze Star

Meritorious Service Medal 2OLC

Army Commendation Medal 3OLC

Army Achievement Medal 6OLC

Navy Unit Citation

Meritorious Unit Citation

Army Good Conduct Medal 5

Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star

Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Army Service Ribbon

NATO Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

Overseas Service Ribbon 5

Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon

Combat Action Badge

Drill Sergeant Badge