CPT Ricardo Henry Jr.
CPT Ricardo Henry Jr. is a native of Killeen, Texas. CPT Henry enlisted as a Petroleum Specialist in the United States Army Reserves in 2001 and was assigned to the 158th Aviation Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas. He graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and earned his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 2004.
As an Infantry Officer, CPT Henry was assigned to the C Company, 2-22 Infantry Battalion, Fort Drum, New York, where he served as Platoon Leader, including a deployment to Sadr City and Baghdad Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While in Sadr City, Iraq, CPT Henry was awarded the ARCOM with Valor. From 2007-2008, CPT Henry was assigned to the Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment; where he served as the Battalion Adjutant. In 2008, CPT Henry became a Military Intelligence Officer. His first assignment was as the Assistant Intelligence Officer in the 75th Ranger Regiment which included a Joint Special Operations deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After his time in Georgia, CPT Henry was then assigned to the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas where he served as the Assistant Intelligence Officer.
CPT Henry's military training includes Airborne School, the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Ranger School, Combatives Level 1, Air Assault School, Jump Master School, the CI/HUMINT Operations Management Course, the Joint Interrogation Management Course, and the Military Intelligence Captains Career Course.
CPT Henry's military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, the Army Commendation Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Combat Action Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Army Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, the German Jump Wings, and the Chilean Jump Wings.
Company First Sergeant