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HHB Command Team

CPT Rios

Rios Captain Noraida Ríos was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1996 Captain Ríos enlisted into the United States Army and completed her Basic Training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and the Air Defense Artillery Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, Texas as a 16T (Patriot Missile Operator / Maintainer). After reaching the rank of Sergeant First Class, she attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in the US Army Air Defense Branch in March 2008.

After completion of the Air Defense Artillery Officer’s Course in 2009, her first duty assignment was in 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where she served as the Fire Control Platoon Leader. In 2010 she was assigned to 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, where she served as an Air Defense Artillery Fire Control Officer. Immediately afterwards, she deployed as an ADAFCO to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

CPT Ríos earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement) from Park University. She also earned a degree in Masters of Arts in Leadership Studies from University Texas El Paso, and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Science in Homeland Security Information Technology from University Maryland University College. She is also a graduate of the Basic Airborne Course, Drill Sergeant School, Basic Officer’s Leader’s Course, Air Defense Artillery Officer’s Course, Air Defense Command Control Officer’s Course, and the Air Defense Artillery Captain’s Career Course.

Captain Ríos’ military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Driver's/Mechanic Badge (W), Parachutist Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Badge.

1SG Hayes

1SG Daniel Richard Hayes was born 12 May 1973 in Redding, California. He entered the Army in June 1993 after earning his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice at Corning Community College. Upon joining the Army He attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC and completed Advanced Individual Training at Ft Bliss Texas earning his Military Occupational Specialty as Stinger Crew Member. 1SG Hayes has served as a Team Chief, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Recruiter, Station Commander and First Sergeant.

Overseas assignments include Kitzingen, Germany as a Stinger Team Chief; Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq 2003-2004 and 2006-2007; Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant with 2-44 ADA Fort Campbell Kentucky; U.S. Army Recruiter and Station Commander with OKC West Recruiting Company, OKC Recruiting Battalion; Platoon Sergeant/ Split Operations First Sergeant Bahrain with HHB 2nd Battalion, 43rd ADA; First Sergeant, Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 43rd ADA. 1SG Hayes is currently Assigned as the Headquarters and Headquarters, 4-5 ADA First Sergeant.

1SG Hayes’ military education includes; the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, First Sergeant’s Course Phase I, Basic Recruiters course, Combat Lifesaver’s course, and is a graduate of the Air Assault Course. His Civilian Education includes an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Corning Community College and he is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science with Empire State College.

His awards include; the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (6OLC), the Meritorious Unit Citation ( 2nd Award), the National Defense Service Medal (2 BS), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), He is also a recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.

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