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First Sergeant Simon R. Marsh

1SG Marsh was born in Brunswick GA. He entered the United States Army on 01 October 2002 and completed OSUT at Ft Benning GA.

His assignments include M-240 Gunner, Rifleman, 1-506 Infantry Battalion Camp Giant Korea; OPFOR, 5th Ranger Training Battalion; Scout Platoon Assistant Team Leader, IAV Commander and Scout Platoon Team Leader 1-21 Infantry Battalion, 25th Infantry Division; Instructor/Writer 4th Ranger Training Battalion; Platoon Sergeant 1-21 Infantry Battalion 25th Infantry Division; Equal Opportunity Advisor, 3rd Infantry Regiment (TOG); Chief of Operations Katusa Training Academy, Chief of Operations Basic Leaders Course, Eighth Army Wightman Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

His military education and training includes, Airborne, Ranger Course , Basic Leader’s Course, Stryker Transition Course, Stryker Leaders Course, Joint Fire Power Control Course, Air Assault, Combat Life Saver’s, Advanced Leader’s Course, Senior Leader’s Course, SHARP Course , Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Equal Opportunity Advisors Course, Common Faculty Development- Instructor Course, and The Commandants Pre Command Course

His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster) , Army Commendation Medal (seven oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (five knots), National Defense Service Medal, , Iraqi Campaign Medal (one campaign star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman Badge, Italian Foreign Parachutist Badge, and the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Award.