Command Sgt. Maj. Julio T. Santos, 110th Aviation Brigade

Command Sgt. Maj. Julio T. Santos is a native of Virginia’s Washington Metropolitan Area. He entered service with the U.S. Army on September 27, 1997. Upon graduation from Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, he was awarded the military occupational specialty of 15U, CH-47 Medium Helicopter Repairer.

Santos’ assignments include C Company 159th Fort Bragg, North Carolina; F Co., 159th Giebelstadt, Germany; A and B Co., 3/160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment SOAR (A) at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Positions involved MH-47 flight engineer, flight standardization instructor and flight platoon sergeant. Follow-on assignments included C Co., 2/25th first sergeant, and D Co., 2/25th first sergeant out of Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii; HHC brigade first sergeant with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; National Training Center’s G3 sergeant major and command sergeant major of the 2916th Aviation Battalion at Fort Irwin, California; command sergeant major of the 1-228th Aviation Regiment at Soto-Cano Airbase, Honduras; and currently the command sergeant major of the 110th Aviation Brigade, at Fort Novosel, Alabama.

Santos completed all NCO Professional Development Courses, the 160th SOAR (A) Enlisted Green Platoon Course, Survival/ Evasion/ Resistance/ Escape (SERE) Level C, Combative Level II Course, Dynamics of International Terrorism Course, Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, 160th SOAR (A) Flight Engineer Instructor Course, Air Deployment Planning Course, Aviation Accident Prevention Course, the Master Resiliency Trainer Level I Course, Battle Staff Course, and the First Sergeants Course. Santos is an alumnus of Class 68 United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA). He graduated summa cum laude from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in aeronautics.

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with Valorous Award (Numeral 6), Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign medal (Campaign Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (5th Campaign Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (3rd Campaign Star), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), NATO Medal (Campaign Star), Combat Action Badge, Master Aircraft Crew-Member Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Marksmanship Badge (Gold Award) and a recipient of the Order of Saint Michael (Bronze Award).