CSM Laconico is a native of Rowland Heights, California. He enlisted into the U.S. Army on October 5, 1996 and graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty of Armor Crewman (19K).

His assignments and positions include: C Co. 2-72 AR, Camp Casey Korea (Tank Driver); HHC 2-72 AR, Camp Casey Korea (Scout); HHT 1/11 ACR, Ft Irwin, CA (Scout);  B TRP, 1/11 ACR (Scout, BMP Gunner);  H Co, 2/3 ACR, Ft Carson, CO (Tank Commander);  Los Angeles Recruiting BN (Field Recruiter);  C Co, 2-5 CAV, Ft Hood, TX (Tank Commander);  D Co, 2-5 CAV, Ft Hood, TX (Platoon Sergeant);  C Co, 2-5 CAV, Ft Hood, TX (1SG), HHC, 1BSTB(91st BEB), Ft Hood, TX (1SG);  Cobra TM, OPS GRP, Ft Irwin, CA (Reconnaissance TRP and SQDN OC-T);  A TRP, 5-4 CAV, Ft Riley, KS (1SG); HHC, 1-63 AR, Ft Riley, KS (1SG);  Xavier University ROTC, Cincinnati, OH (Senior Military Science Instructor); 4-9 CAV, Ft Hood, TX (OPS SGT); 1-7 CAV, Ft Hood, TX (CSM).

His deployments include: Operation Iraqi Freedom (X3), Operation New Dawn, Operation Spartan Shield (X2), and Operation Atlantic Resolve (X2).

His military education include: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Master Fitness Course, Anti-Terrorism Officer Course; First Sergeant Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Battle Staff Course; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy – Class 68, and Battalion Pre-Command Course. 

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3rd OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (5rd OLC); Army Commendation Medal (5th OLC); Army Achievement Medal (9th OLC); Valorous Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award); National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award); Iraq Campaign Medal with four Campaign Stars; Global War on Terrorism Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4); Combat Action Badge; Wheels & Track Driver’s Badge. He is a recipient of the Order of St. George Bronze Award and is also a member of the Excellence in Armor.