Micheal Barrera

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First and Last Name: Michael Barrera
Home town: Green River, WY
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: 1SG

Deployment Locations: Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan
Years of Service: 1999 until present
Biography: 1SG Michael L. Barrera enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman and
graduated basic and AIT at Ft. Benning GA, 19 September 1999. His assignments
include Ft. Benning, GA; Ft Wainwright, AK; Camp Merrill Dahlonega, GA and
Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, AK. He has deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and
Afghanistan. 1SG Barrera has served in every NCO leadership position from
Team Leader to First Sergeant. His military education includes Warrior
Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Ranger
School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, Intelligence
in Combating Terrorism Course, Senior Tactics Instructor Course, Army Basic
Instructor Course and Basic Military Mountaineering Course. His awards and
decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge,
the Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal (3rd Award), Purple Heart, Meritorious
Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal
(5th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (4th
Award), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign
Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Valorous Unit Award, and Meritorious Unit
Citation.