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Cole Shepherd

Senior Instructor

Born in Reno, Nevada, MSG Shepherd joined the army in 1986. His MOS is Infantry but has served in the Scouts and LRSD for a good portion of his career. He is married and has one daughter and one son. He arrived at USF in November 2009.

Military Education :
ANCOC, BNCOC, Warrior Leader Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, Rappel Master School, Northern Warfare Training Course, NTC Observer/Controller Course, Training Development Course, Basic Instructor Training Course and Ranger School.

Assignments:
Riflemen (Fort Richardson AK), SAW Gunner(Fort Richardson AK), Grenadier(Fort Richardson AK), 90mm Gunner(Fort Richardson AK), Infantry Team Leader(Schofield BKS HI), Infantry Squad Leader(Schofield BKS HI and Camp Casey Korea), Scout Team Leader(Schofield BKS HI), Scout Platoon Sergeant(Schofield BKS HI and Fort Wainwright AK ), Infantry Platoon Sergeant(Fort Wainwright AK), LRSD Team Leader(Schofield BKS HI), LRSD Surveillance Platoon Sergeant(Schofield BKS HI), Warrior Leader Course Instructor(Camp Jackson Korea), Ranger Instructor(Mountain Phase Dahlonega GA), Observer Controller(fort Irwin CA), Brigade Assistant Operations Sergeant and Rear Detachment 1SG(Fort Wainwright AK).

Awards and Decorations :
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal (3)
Army Achievement Medal (6)
Army Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon(2)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Ranger Tab
Expert Infantry Badge
Parachute Badge
Air Assault Badge