First Sergeant Kevin T. Engler enlisted in the United States Army in June 1998. He received his Basic and Advanced Individual Training as an Infantryman at Fort Benning, GA.
1SG Engler’s assignments include serving as a Rifleman, Team Leader, and Squad Leader while serving in Charlie Company 1-504th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division; MACHA-TOC NCOIC in Panmunjom at the Joint Security Area, South Korea; Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant for Charlie Company 1-504th Parachute Infantry Regiment; Company 1SG for HHC, Delta Company, and Alpha Company 1-504th Parachute Infantry Regiment; Company 1SG for Echo Company 3-11th, the Army’s Direct Commission Course (DCC) Fort Benning, GA.
His military education includes Airborne School, Warrior Leader Course, NBC Defense Course, Advanced Leader Course, Jumpmaster, Unit Movement Officer Course, Air Movement Operations Course, United States Air Force Airlift Planner Course, Equal Opportunity Course, Senior Leaders Course, First Sergeant Course, Combat Lifesavers Course, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Combatives level 1 and 2, Unit Prevention Leaders Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, and Tactical Certification Course.
1SG Engler’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with V Device, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (6 combat stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 combat star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NATO Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 3), Navy Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award (1 OLC), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Bader, and the Air Assault Badge.