1st Sergeant Jonathan A. Holden

     1SG J. A. Holden was born in Dillon, South Carolina. Raised between Lumberton, N.C. and Atlanta, Georgia. He enlisted in the United States Army in July 2003 . 1SG Holden attended Basic Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Advance Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia as a Automated Logistical Specialist.

1SG Holden’s assignment include Alpha Company 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Ft. Bragg, NC; HHB 18th Airborne Field Artillery, Ft. Bragg , NC; 1/503rd Battalion, 173rd Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; 3rd BCT Brigade Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg ,NC; Atlanta Company, USAREC, Atlanta, Georgia; Support Operations Distribution Integration Branch, 21st TSC, Kaiserslautern, Germany; and 377th TSC, Belle Chasse, LA.

His military education includes: Basic Leaders Course; Advanced Leaders Course; Senior Leaders Course; Master Leaders Course; Demonstrated Master Logistician Certification; Information Assurance Course; Battle Command Sustainment Support System Course; Army Airborne Course; Combat Lifesaver Course; Field Sanitation Course; LOG-C3; SPO Phase II; Standard Army Retail Supply System Course; Contracting Officer Representative Course; Army Recruiter School; Army Jump Master School; ULLS-G Operators Course; Sharp Course; Battle Staff Course;Technical Transportation of Hazard Material Training Course OCONUS & CONUS; Master Resiliency Trainer Course; Defense Support of Civil Authorities Course; Army Tactical Information Operations Course; and the Unit Prevention Leader Course. 1SG Holden has a B.S degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology, and a Masters in Business Administration degree. 

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Superior Unit Award, Army Accommodation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Armed Forces Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (4th award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Combat Star, NATO Medal, Global War on terrorism Service Medal, Most Outstanding Volunteer Service Metal, Valorous Unit Award, Certificate of Appreciation (3), Order of St. Martin, Sergeant Morales Club member, Army Service Ribbon, Senior Parachutist Badge, Recruiters Badge, Driver’s badge, and the Combat Action Badge. 

1SG Holden is married to Nichole A. Holden, and they have two beautiful daughters, Brielle (8) and Hayleigh (2).