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First Sergeant Kurt R. Mollenkopf

First Sergeant NCO Academy Fort Dix

First Sergeant Mollenkopf was born and raised in Albany NY. He enlisted in the Army on July 23, 1996 from Albany, NY and completed his Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri where he was awarded the MOS of 12B Combat Engineer. His support to contingency operations includes Operation Joint Endeavor, Operation Joint Guard, Operation Joint Forge, Operation Joint Guardian, and deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad, Iraq and Ramadi Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom, Bagram Afghanistan, and Operation Spartan Shield, Arifjan Kuwait.

First Sergeant Mollenkopf’s assignments include Training NCO and Team Leader; A CO 16th Engineer Battalion Giessen, Germany. Squad Leader, B CO 1st Engineer Battalion Ft. Riley, KS. Mobile Observation Team Leader and Instructor; MNCI-C7 20th EN BDE EHCC Baghdad, Iraq. Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant; 766th EN CO Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Operations NCO, 841st EN BN, Miami, FL. Operations NCO, 411th EN BDE, New Windsor, NY. Battalion Operations NCO and First Sergeant; FSC, 854th EN BN, Saugerties, NY. In his previous position, he was assigned as the Battalion Operations NCO and First Sergeant; HHC 363 Engineer Battalion Knightdale, NC.

First Sergeant Mollenkopf’s significant military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Army Company Information Systems Operations Sustainment Course, Explosive Ordnance Clearance Agent, R2C2-S, Hand Held Detector Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Senior Leader Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Unit Trainers Course ATRRS Operator Course, Mission Command Digital Master Gunner, Training Plan Development Course, Training Managers, Security Managers Course, USAR Company Commander First Sergeant Course, Master Resilience Course and Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education. First Sergeant Mollenkopf earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from University Phoenix. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (1-OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (6-OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5-OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal Armed, Forces Expeditionary Medal with Campaign Star, Kosovo Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/ 2 campaign star), Iraq Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal w/ Service Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/Hour Glass and M-Device), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (w/Numeral 4), NATO Medal (3-OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Citation (1-OLC) Valorous Unit Citation Meritorious Unit Citation (1-OLC), and German Armed Forces Badge of Marksmanship (Gold).

First Sergeant Mollenkopf and his wife have four children.

His hobbies include spending time with his family, hiking and Star wars.