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First Sergeant Chad Johnston


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First Sergeant Chad J. Johnston entered the Army on 21 April 1994. He attended Basic Training and Advance Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, graduating as a Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember (MLRS).

First Sergeant Johnston’s assignments include: B Btry 3-9 FA, 214th Brigade, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; B Battery, 2-4 FA, 214th Brigade, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; A Battery, 6-37 FA, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea; 1-12 FA, Field Artillery, 17th Brigade, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; 1-290 Training Support Battalion, 479th Brigade, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. 1SG Johnston is currently serving as the First Sergeant for C Battery, 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery (MLRS), Fort Hood, Texas.

First Sergeant Johnston has served in all 13M positions. Additionally he has served as a Brigade Master Gunner and Observer/Controller Trainer. First Sergeant Johnston’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advance Noncommissioned Officers Course, Equal Opportunity Representative Course, Unit Prevention Leaders Course, Counter Insurgency Leaders Course, and the Observer/ Controller Trainers Course.

First Sergeant Johnston’s awards and decorations include the Joint Services Commendation Medal , the Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal (Service Star), the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the NATO Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force), the Noncommissioned Officers Development Ribbon (Third Award), the Good Conduct Medal (Fifth Award), the National Defense Service Medal (Service Star), the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon (Third Award).

First Sergeant Johnston also holds the Drivers Badge (Wheel and Track), the Order of Saint Barbara’s medal, and is a member of the distinguished Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. First Sergeant Johnston is currently married to the former Aubrey Prior from Sandwich, Illinois.

(Last updated 24 Mar 2011)