SGM Salvador Montez Jr. is the Deputy Commandant for the III Corps and Fort Hood, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Fort Hood, Texas.
SGM Salvador Montez, Jr. hails from Vernon, Texas and joined the Army in July of 1991.
His assignments include: 1ST BN, 506TH IN, AASLT, 2Nd IN, Division, Team Leader and Squad Leader, A Company, 3rd BN, 187th IN, AASLT, 101st AASLT Division, Drill Sergeant, Charlie Battery and Bravo Battery, 1st BN, 19th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Platoon Sergeant, Headquarters Battery, US Army Field Artillery Training Center, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Platoon Sergeant, 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Joint Operations Center NCOIC, CJTF-180, Bagram, Afghanistan, Operations Sergeant, 18th Airborne Corps, Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant, Bravo Company, 1st, BN (ABN), 509th IN, Fort Polk, Louisiana,
As a Battalion Operations Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major Montez served with 1st BN (ABN), 509th IN, Fort Polk, Louisiana, 2nd BN (ABN), 503rd IN, Vicenza, Italy, and 3rd BN (Stryker), 41ST IN, Fort Bliss, Texas. Brigade Operations Sergeant Major assignments include 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy and 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
SGM Montez’ awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal 4 x awards, the Meritorious Service Medal 2 x awards, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal 3 x awards, the Army Achievement Medal 8 x awards, The Army Good Conduct Medal 7 x awards, the National Defense Service Medal 2 x awards, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal 3 x awards, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon 3 x awards, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon 4 x awards, the NATO Medal, the Multinational Forces and Observers Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab and the Drill Sergeant Badge. SGM Montez has also been awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, and the Meritorious Unit Citation.
SGM Montez’ Civilian and Military Education includes: a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Mission Command Digital Master Gunner Course, Logistics Management Development Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Course (High Risk), Asymmetric Warfare Adaptive Leaders Program, Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Jumpmaster, Ranger School, and is a graduate of Class 59, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.