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Master Sergeant Shane Z. Garrison

Master Sergeant Shane Z. Garrison is from Fairborn, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army in January 2002 and attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training as an 11B (Infantryman) at Fort Benning, Georgia. His military education includes: Warrior Leader Course, Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Company Commander and First Sergeant Pre-Command Course, Recruiting School, Ranger School, Battle Staff, and the Common Faculty Development-Instructor Course.

He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Post University.

Master Sergeant Garrison’s military assignments include serving with 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Southern California Recruiting Battalion; Mission Viejo, California; 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas; and 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Master Sergeant Garrison has served as a Rifleman, Squad Automatic Rifleman, 240 Gunner, Scout, Scout Team Leader, Scout Squad Leader, Recruiter, Dismounted Squad Leader, Bradley Platoon Sergeant, Bradley Vehicle Commander, Rifle Platoon Sergeant, S3 NCOIC, and as a Heavy Weapons Company First Sergeant. His deployments includes Afghanistan 2004-2005, Iraq 2006-2007 and 2011.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, and the Army Achievement Medal with two silver oak leaf clusters. He has also earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Gold Recruiting Badge.