Sgt Maj. Quinton Rice Jr., is a native of Michigan and enlisted in the United States Army May 1983. He completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. from there he went on to complete Advance Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas as a Medical Specialist and later as a Pharmacy Specialist.
Sgt. Maj. Rice assignments include: Medical Specialist at Darnall Army Community Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas, 1/31(M) Infantry, Camp Howze, Korea; NCOIC, Pharmacy at Cutler Army Community Hospital in Fort Devens, Mass.; Platoon Sergeant and NCOIC of Pharmacy at the 225th Station Hospital in Bad Kreuznach, Germany; Platoon Sergeant and NCOIC of Pharmacy at the 47th Field Hospital and Mission Support NCO in the 214th Field Artillery Brigade S-3 at Fort Sill, Okla. ; NCOIC of Academic Subjects at the AMEDD Center and School in Fort Sam Houston, Texas; First Sergeant of Medical Company, Medical Holding Company, Student Detachment, NCOIC of Pharmacy and Hospital Services and Senior Clinical NCO at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; NCOIC Pharmacy Darnall Community Hospital Fort Hood, Texas; Troop Command Sergeant Major, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany; Chief Clinical Operations Sergeant Major, the Executive Officer to the MEDCOM Command Sergeant Major, HQ Medical Command, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas; Operations Sergeant Major for Pacific Regional Medical Command, Hawaii.
His military schools include: Primary Leadership Development Course (Leadership Award Recipient); Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course; Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course ( Top 10 % Graduate & Commandant's Award); Equal Opportunity Management Course; Basic Instructor and Small Group Leader's Training Course; First Sergeant Course; Battle Staff Course; Sergeant Major Academy (Class 55). He earned an Associate of Science Degree from Wayne County Community College, Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western New England College, and Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Health Care Management and Human Resource Management from American InterContinental University.
Sgt. Maj. Rice's awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal, with four oak leaf clusters; the Army Commendation Medal, with four oak leaf clusters; the Army Achievement Medal, with nine oak leaf clusters; the Good Conduct Medal,10 awards; National Defense Service Medal, with Bronze Star; the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; the NCO Professional Development Ribbon with #4 Device; the Army Service Ribbon; the Overseas Service Ribbon with #3 device; the Order of Medical Military Merit; the Expert Field Medical Badge; the Driver and Mechanic Badge, and the German Marksmanship Badge (Silver).