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SGM Swofford, Kristy is a native of Fort Huachuca, Arizona and a graduate of Zama American High School (Japan). SGM Swofford entered the United States Army in 1995. She completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where she was awarded the MOS 35N (SIGINT Analyst).

In her 20 years of service, SGM Swofford has held all Noncommissioned Officers positions including Squad Leader, Section Leader (Kosovo), Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, HHC Brigade First Sergeant, Military Intelligence Company First Sergeant (Fort Hood, Iraq, and Afghanistan), Operations Sergeant Major, Deputy Director for Staff & Faculty, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Director of the USASMA Fellowship Program, and Deputy Commandant III CORPS & Fort Hood NCO Academy.

SGM Swofford’s military and civilian education includes WLC, ALC, SLC, Drill Sergeant, First Sergeant Course, the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 63), an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Cochise College, a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College, and currently working on her Masters in Criminal Justice with Arizona State University.

SGM Swofford’s awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Award (2 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Army Meritorious Unit Citation (1OLC), Kosovo Campaign Medal (w/Star), NATO medal (w/Star), and the Army Drill Sergeants Badge.

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