1st Sergeant Joseph Howard

First Sergeant Joseph Howard is a native of Kingston, Jamaica.  He was born on October 19, 1977.  He entered service on September 14, 1999, having completed basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and AIT at Fort Lee, Virginia, as an Automated Logistical Specialist.

First Sergeant Howard’s military education includes Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course and Basic Leaders Course.  He also attended Joint Logistics Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Total Army Instructors Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Warrior Transition Unit Triad Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course and Management Developer Course.  His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Religion and Theology at Liberty University, Associates of Accounting, and an Associates of Liberal Arts.

First Sergeant Howard has served in a variety of key leadership positions from Platoon Sergeant, 70th BSB, Camp Casey Korea; Senior Small Group Leader, NCO Academy, Fort Stewart Georgia; Operations NCOIC 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart Georgia; S3 Operations NCOIC, 603rd Aviation, Hunter Army Airfield; Senior Enlisted Advisor, Defense Logistics Agency Energy Europe and Africa, Kleber Kaserne, Germany; Accountable Officer, Defense Logistics Agency Europe and Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Africa; Senior Enlisted Advisor, Defense Logistics Agency Region Europe and Africa.

First Sergeant Howard has served combat tours in Kosovo, Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom Djibouti, Africa.  His awards and decorations include the Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global war on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Medal, NATO Medal, Overseas Ribbon (6), Iraqi Campaign Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.

First Sergeant Howard has a 14 year old son.