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Brian Rasmussen

Senior Instructor

Raised in Payson, Arizona, SFC Rasmussen enlisted in February 1995 and attended 19D Armored Reconnaissance Specialist One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, KY. He is married to Cindy Rasmussen and they have one son. He joined the Don's Battalion in March 2009.

Military Education:
19D Advanced Noncommissioned Officer's Course (ANCOC), 19D Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course (BNCOC), Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC), Basic Airborne Course, Army Combatives Level I, Combat Lifesaver's Course.

Assignments:
Platoon Sergeant, D Troop 4th Cavalry (Iraq); Assistant Operations Sergeant, S-3, 1st BDE 1st Infantry Division (Fort Riley, KS); Senior Scout Section Leader, Task Force 2-2 Infantry Regiment (Iraq, Germany, Kosovo); Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander/Gunner, 1/3 Cavalry Regiment (Fort Carson, CO); Assistant Operations NCO, G-3, 2nd Infantry Division (Korea); HMMWV Driver, D Troop 1-16th Cavalry Regiment (Fort Knox, KY)

Operational Experience:
Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) II as Section Leader (2004-2005), IV as Platoon Sergeant (2006-2007); Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo) as Section Leader (2003-2004), Operation Bright Star (Egypt) Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunner (2001), Korea Assistant Operations NCO (1997-1998).

Awards and Decorations:
Bronze Star (2)
Army Commendation Medal (5)
Army Achievement Medal (2)
Presidential Unit Citation
Army Good Conduct Medal (4)
National Defense Medal (2)
Korea Defense Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (4)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (4)
NATO Kosovo Medal
Combat Action Badge
Basic Parachutist Badge
Wheeled Driver Badge
German Marksmanship Badge (Gold Qualification)