Samuel M. Rhodes Sr.

Samuel M. Rhodes Sr.

Trident University International Graduate

Hall of Distinguished Alumni | Class of 2007 / 2009

Military Status

  • Status: U.S. Army Veteran
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Command Sergeant Major (Retired)
  • Years: 1980-2008

Professional Experience

  • Apr 80 Jun 80 Attended and Graduate from the Army’s Basic Training and advanced Infantry Training Charlie Company, 7th Battalion, 1st Infantry Fort Benning, GA United States Army
  • Jul 80 May 82 Gunner, Driver, Loader D 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Jun 82 May 84 Section SGT,E company, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry,3rd Armor Division, Friedberg, Germany
  • Jun 84 May 85 — Fort Lewis, Washington
  • May 85 Aug 88Section Leader, D Company, 5th battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Mainz, Germany
  • Sept 88 to May 1989 Operations Sergeant, HHC 5th Battalion , 8th Infantry Division, Mainz, Germany
  • Jun 1989 to Aug 1992 Drill Sergeant, A company 4th Battalion/1st Battalion 38th Infantry United States Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, GA
  • Sep 1992 – Feb 1993 Platoon Sergeant, C Company 3-47th Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington
  • March 93 Jun 93 2nd ACR BRAC move to Fort Polk, NCOIC, end Armored Cavalry, Regiment Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • Jul 93 Sep 93 Platoon Sergeant, H Company, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • Oct 93 Dec 93 94 First Sergeant, H Company, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored cavalry regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • Jan 95 APR 95 Attended Basic and Advance Armor Training, Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • May 95 Sept 96 Operation NCO, 1-64th Armor, 1st BDE, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA
  • Sep 96 Jul 97 M1 Tank Platoon Sergeant, D company, 1-64th Armor, 1st Brigade,3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia
  • May 97 Aug 99 First Sergeant, B Company, 1-13th Armor, 3rd BDE, 1st Armor Division, Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Oct 99 NOC 02 Operations Sergeant Major, 4th Brigade 85th Training Support Division, Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Dec 02 Jul 03 Operations Sergeant Major, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored cavalry Regiment Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • Jul 03 July 04 Operations Sergeant Major, 2nd Armored cavalry regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • Aug 04 Nov 04 Senior Enlisted Advisor to Third US Army (Kuwait)
  • Jan 05 Dec 05 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Command Sergeant Major Fort Irwin, California
  • Jan 06 May 08 192 Inf Brigade Command Sergeant Major, Fort Benning, Georgia

Education History

  • MBA - Trident University International (2009)
  • BS in Business Administration - Trident University International (2007)

Honors & Awards

  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Commendation Medal (with 4th Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Achievement Medal (with 8th Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Good Conduct (with 8th Oak Leaf)
  • US Army President Unit Citation 2nd Award
  • National Defense Serve Medal 2nd Award
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal
  • Global War on terrorism Service medal
  • IRAQ Campaign Star 2nd Award