1st Signal Brigade

1st Signal Brigade

First to Communicate


1SG Judith H. Atkinson

First Sergeant Atkinson was raised in Brooklyn, New York and entered the Army in March 1995 as a 94B Food Service Specialist. She attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia.

1SG Atkinson’s previous duty positions and assignments include: Food Service Specialist 595th Maintenance Company, K-16, Korea; Enlisted Aide 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Drill Sergeant, Papa Company 266th QM Company, Fort Lee, VA; Senior Drill Sergeant, Bravo Company 266th QM Company, Fort Lee, VA; Operation NCO, 188th Military Police Company, Camp Walker Korea; Senior Food Operation NCO, 501st Sustainment Brigade, Camp Carrol, Korea; Senior Food Service NCO, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Equal Opportunity Advisor, 8th Military Police Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Senior Food Service NCO, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Drum, New York; First Sergeant, Alpha Company 210th Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Drum, New York; Operation NCOIC, 10th Sustainment Brigade Fort Drum, New York, 4/25 IBCT Senior Culinary Specialist, Fort Richardson, Alaska, and the 1SG for the HHC 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion (Airborne).

1SG Atkinson’s military and civilian education includes WLC, ALC, SLC, Airborne School, Drill Sergeant School, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Master Resilience Training Course, Demonstrated Senior Logistic Course, Equal Opportunity Advisor Course, SHARP Certification Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Combative Level 1, 2 and 3 Course, and the Food Service Management Course. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Trident University and an Associate Degree in General Studies From American Military University.

Her awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2nd OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3rd OLC) Army Achievement Medal (2nd SOLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 6), NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Drill Sergeant Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Driver Badge. She is a recipient of the Order of Saint Martin.