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Master Sergeant Leonardo Ramos Jr.

Deputy Commandant

NCO Academy Fort Dix

Maser Sergeant Ramos was born in the Philippines and raised in the island of Guam. He entered the United States Army Reserve in April 1999, and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia where he was awarded the MOS 11B, Infantryman. His assignments include overseas mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the famed 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment ("Go For Broke") in Balad, Iraq, where he served as an Infantry Squad Leader, Designated Marksman, and Platoon Sergeant; NCO Academy, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where he served as a Warrior Leaders Course Small Group Leader and Operations NCO; NCO Academy, Camp Parks, California, where he served as a Basic Leaders Course Senior Small Group Leader; NCO Academy Fort Dix, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, where he served as the Operations NCO; USAG Fort McCoy, Wisconsin where he served as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company First Sergeant.

MSG Ramos’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLCs), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLCs), Good Conduct Medal (5 Knots), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Silver Hour Glass and M Device), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Overseas Service Ribbon, Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (Numeral 2), Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

MSG Ramos’ military education consists of Primary Leadership Development Course, Air Assault Course, USAF Airlift Load Planning Course, Squad Designated Marksmanship Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Army Tactical Combative Course Level II, Company Team Leaders Course, Maneuver Senior Leaders Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, SHARP Course, ATRRS Operator Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Master Leader Course, Security Managers Course, USAF Antiterrorism Level II, Antiterrorism Officer Basic Course, Operations Security Program Manager/Officer Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, and the USAR Company Commander First Sergeant Course.

MSG Ramos has an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the Guam Community College, and he is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at the American Military University, West Virginia.

MSG Ramos's hobbies include spending time and traveling with his family, running, hunting, and competitive shooting in long distance and precision rifle matches.