SGM RONALD GARDNER JR
SERGEANT MAJOR, USAISR
Sergeant Major Gardner was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He enlisted in the Army in March 1994, and completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He went on to complete the Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, where he earned the Military Oc¬cupational Specialty of 91B1O (Medical Specialist) now 68W (Combat Medic Specialist).
His assignments include: Medical Specialist with 28th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with this unit he deployed to Haiti (Operation Uphold Democracy); Medical Specialist with 4/7 CAV Camp Garry Owen/ Camp Stanton, Korea; Treatment NCO with Bravo Company DDEAMC (Connelly Health Clinic), Fort Gordon, Georgia; Treatment Squad Leader with HHC 1-87th Infantry Battalion, Fort Drum, New York, with this unit he deployed to Afghanistan (OEF 4); Drill Sergeant with Charlie Com¬pany, 187th Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston; Drill Sergeant/Platoon Sergeant Manager, 32nd Medical Brigade, Fort Sam Houston; AMEDD Student Detachment First Sergeant, 32nd Medical Brigade, Fort Sam Houston; NCOIC of the Department of Pediatrics, Tripler AMC, Hawaii; First Sergeant, Medical Company B, Tripler AMC; First Sergeant, Alpha Company, Warrior Transition Battalion, Schofield Barrack, Hawaii; Chief Medical NCO and Medical Operations NCO, 7th Infantry Division, JBLM, Washington; First Sergeant, Charlie Company, 296 Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, JBLM, Wash¬ington; First Sergeant, HHC 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, JBLM, Washington; G-3 Senior Operations NCO, Medical Research and Materiel Command.
His education include: Medical Specialist Course, Emergency Medical Technician Course, Primary Leadership Development Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course; Basic Trauma Life Support, Combatives Level 1, Drill Sergeant School, Advanced Noncom¬missioned Officers Course, Faculty Development Course/Instructor Trainer Course, AIT Platoon Sergeants Course; Chief/Senior Clinical NCO Course, Health Services Plans, Op¬erations, Intelligence, Security Training Course (70H), the Company Commander and First Sergeant’s Course, and the AMEDD Executive Skills Course. MSG Gardner is currently working on his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management through Trident University International.
Military awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Com¬mendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal(2nd award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expedi¬tionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Hu¬manitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 3), Combat Medical Badge and the Drill Sergeant Badge. He is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.