Coach, Evaluate, Mentor, Advise, and Train (CE MAT)

MSG Christian LaFever

Date Assigned: December 2017

Branch/MOS: Field Artillery / 13Z

Military Education: Field Artillery OSUT, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Combatives Level 1, FA Master Gunner Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster school, SHARP Course

Awards and Decorations: Bronze Star (1 Oak Leaf Cluster),Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, Army Commendation Medal, (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal (6 Gold Knots), National Defense Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Service Ribbon (1 Silver campaign star), Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal (1 Silver campaign star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 4), Combat Action Badge, Master Jumpmaster Wings.

Deployments: Iraq ’03 3/29FA 3BCT/4ID, ‘05 1-321AFAR 18FIB/82nd ABN DIV, ‘07 1-321AFAR 18FIB/82nd ABN DIV, ‘09 2-12FAR 4BCT/2ID, ‘15 2-319th AFAR 2BCT/82nd ABN DIV

Past Duty Stations: Ft Carson 00-04, Ft Bragg 04-08, Ft Lewis 08-10, Ft Bragg 10-17, Ohio State 17-Current

Personal: MSG LaFever is married to his wife Kimberly LaFever, they have 5 children, Tyler(25), Dakoda(23), David(22), Bre Li(22), and Cade(18). They also have 1 Grandson Ryker(3).

 

 

SFC (P) Orlando Soto

Date Assigned: April 2018

Branch/MOS: Infantry / 11B

Military Education: Infantry OSUT, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Master Leaders Course, Combatives Level 1, Combatives Level 2, Basic Instructor Training, Combat Life Savers Course, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, Drill Sergeant School

Awards and Decorations: Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (4 Bronze Knots), National Defense Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 campaign star), Iraqi Service Ribbon (1 campaign star), Global War on Terror Service Medal, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 3), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantrymen’s Badge

Deployments: Cuba’ 2002 1-22 INF/4ID Iraq ’03 1-22 INF/4ID, Republic of Georiga’ 2005 1-4 INF/ 7th ATC, Afghanistan’ 2006 1-4 INF/7TH ATC, Afghanistan’ 2011 2-502 INF/101st ABN DIV. (ASSLT).

Past Duty Stations:
Ft. Hood,TX 2001-2004, Hohenfels, GE 2004-2008, Ft. Jackson, SC 2008-2010, Ft. Campbell, KY 2010-2014, Ft. Jackson, SC 2014-2016, Ft. Carson, CO 2016-2018.

Personal: SFC (P) Soto is married with a 5 year old son named Elijah. He was born and raised in New York City, New York and spent some time in Rochester, New York.

 

SFC Sacramento Ortega

Date Assigned: October 11 2018

Branch/MOS: Infantry / 11C

Military Education: Infantry OSUT, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Master Leaders Course, Drill Sergeant School, SBCT Leader, Infantry Mortar Leaders Course, Air Assault, Equal Opportunity Leaders, Unit Prevention Leader, Combat Life Savers, Combatives Level 1.

Awards and Decorations: Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal ( 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal ( 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Valorous Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal ( 5 bronze knots), National Defense Serve Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal ( 4 campaign star), Iraq Campaign Medal (1 campaign star), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Non commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon ( numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon ( numeral 4), North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Air Assault Badge.

Deployments: Iraq’ 04 1-9 Cav/1st Cav Div, Afghanistan’ 05 1-503rd INF/173rd ABN BDE, Afghanistan’ 07 1- 503rd/ 173rd ABN BDE, Afghanistan’ 10 1-506th IN/101 ABN Div, Afghanistan’ 17 6-1 CAV REG/ 1SBCT

Past Duty Stations: 
Ft Hood, TX 2003-2005, Vicenza, IT 2005-2008, Ft Campbell, KY 2009-2012, Ft Benning, GA 2012-2014, Ft Bliss, TX 2014-2018, Ohio State 2018-Current

Personal: SFC Ortega is married to his wife Norma Ortega, they have 1 child, Sarah Elizabeth (5). He was born and raised in Brownsville TX.

 

SFC Jamie Rickard

Date Assigned: October 2016

Branch/MOS: Infantry/11C

Military Education:  Infantry OSUT, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Combatives Level 1 and 2, Total Army Instructor Trainer course, Combat Life Savers Course, Airborne School, Javelin School, MRAP Academy, Ranger Indoctrination Program, 1st Army Instructor Course

Awards and Decorations:  Meritorious Service Medal; Two Army Commendation Medals; Two Army Achievement Medals; Meritorious Unit Citation; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Two Afghanistan Campaign Medals; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award); Two Overseas Service Ribbons; Expert Infantryman’s Badge; Combat Infantryman’s Badge

Key Assignments: Team Leader, 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment;  Lead Instructor, 3-338th Troop Support Battalion