MSG Waylon Petty
Senior Military Instructor
Date Assigned: January 2014
Military Education: Air Assault, Battle Staff NCO Course, Ranger School, Recruiting School, Instructor Trainer Course, University Senior Leader Course, Army Combatives Level 1, Combat Lifesaver Course, Senior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Warrior Leader Course.
Civilian Education: 2 years of College with University of Maryland. Continuing education towards a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.
Awards and Decorations: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (Silver Star), Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Bronze Arabic Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (Bronze Arabic Numeral 4), NATO Medal, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab.
Key Assignments: First Sergeant of D CO, 1-8 IN and HHC, 3BSTB, Fort Carson, CO; Platoon Sergeant B CO, 1-21, Schofield Barracks, HI (Two tours in Iraq in support of OIF and OND); Detailed Recruiter Houston, TX; Tank Commander C CO 1-67 AR, Fort Hood, TX (One tour in Iraq in support of OIF); Tank Gunner B CO 2-69 AR, Fort Benning, GA.
Personal: Master Sergeant Petty is married to Melody and has three kids, Andrew, Aaron and Ava.