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

MSG Christian LaFever

Date Assigned: December 2017

Branch/MOS: Field Artillery / 13Z

Military Education:

Awards and Decorations:

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



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

Civilian Education: Currently enrolled at The Ohio State University to further education.

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 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