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Sergeant Major Deedra A. Perez

Sergeant Major

U.S. Army NCO Academy Fort Dix

Sergeant Major Deedra A. Perez is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. She entered the U.S. Army in May 1995 completing Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Rucker, AL as an Air Traffic Controller and upon completion of AIT she reported to Grafenwohr, Germany.

Sergeant Major Perez has served in numerous leadership positions: Air Traffic Control NCOIC, Drill Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant, First Sergeant, Senior Human Resources Sergeant, Brigade Operations NCOIC, Senior Enlisted Advisor, and Deputy Commandant.

Sergeant Major Perez’s positions and assignments include: Air Traffic Control Specialist 3-58th AVN BN, Grafenwohr, Germany; Air Traffic Control NCOIC Wheeler-Sack AAF, Ft. Drum, New York; HR NCO 3-323 IN REGT, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Drill Sergeant 2-13 IN BN, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Sr Drill Sergeant 1-321 IN BN, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Operations Sergeant 2d BDE, 98th DIV, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; First Sergeant USAR Drill Sergeant School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Senior Human Resources Sergeant U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Brigade Operations NCOIC U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Sr Enlisted Advisor Human Resources Command, Ft. Knox, Kentucky, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Ft. Bliss, TX; Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy, Fort Jackson, South Carolina and currently serving as the Deputy Commandant, Fort Dix NCOA, JMBDL, New Jersey.

Sergeant Major Perez is a graduate of Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Courses, Drill Sergeant Course, First Sergeants Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course, Master Resilience Trainers Course, and the Sergeants Major Course Class 68.  Additionally SGM Perez earned a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies from Grantham University.

Sergeant Major Perez’s awards and decorations include; Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ‘M’ Device and Bronze Hourglass, National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Superior Unit Award, Basic Aviation Badge, Driver’s Badge (Wheeled), Drill Sergeant Badge, and Drill Sergeant Hall of Fame Inductee.

Sergeant Major Perez has one daughter and one son.