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  • CPL Feb 94
  • SGT Feb 96
  • SSG Feb 01
  • SFC Mar 06
  • MSG Feb 12
  • 1SG Feb 13
  • SGM Oct 16
  • CSM Sep 17


Sergeant Major Valdivia entered the Army in November 1990 as a Transporter. He conducted Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Dix, NJ. His military education includes Army Modern Combatives Levels I and II, Equal Opportunity Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Battle Staff Course, Drill Sergeant Course, TC-AIMS II Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Unit Movement Course, Managers Development Course, Action officer development course, defense basic preservance packaging course, radiological defense officer course, disaster recovery course, Cold Weather Leaders Course, Warriors Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, and Senior Leaders Course. His Civilian education includes an Associated Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, a Bachelors degree in Science from University of Management and Technology and a Masters degree in Management (MSM) from the University of Management and Technology. Sergeant Major Valdivia’s assignments include 1/29 IN, (driver) Fort Benning, Georgia; 78th Trans Company, Russelheim, Germany; (driver) 40th Trans Company, Fort Lewis, WA; (Training NCO/AMMO NCO) HHC 1/36 IN, Friedberg, Germany (Squad Leader) 44th CSB, Fort Lewis, WA; Platoon Sergeant/Truck master) B Company 2-47 IN, Fort Benning, GA; (Drill Sergeant) and 539th Trans Company, Fort Wainwright, AK. Truck master, Senior Truck master and First Sergeant) Sergeant Major Valdivia’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (1st OLC) Meritorious Service Medal (1st OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3rd OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5th OLC), Good Conduct Medal Silver Clasp, Global War On Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Kosovo Medal, NATO Medal (Kosovo), NATO medal (Afghanistan), Overseas Service Medal (3), Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 3), Drivers Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Action Badge, Honorary member of the Order of Saint Christopher (Transportation) and the Order of Saint Maurice (Infantry).