Honor Guard Company First Sergeant
1SG Russell L. O'Donnell


        1SG Odonnell  1SG Russell L. O’Donnell was raised in Westerly, Rhode Island.  He joined the Army in May of 2000.

His previous assignments include: Machine Gunner, Automatic Rifleman, Team Leader, Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, NY; Ranger Instructor and OPFOR Platoon Sergeant, 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Fort Benning, GA; Platoon Sergeant and 1SG, B Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment Fort Carson, CO; 1SG, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment at Fort Myer, VA.

Basic Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, 1SG / Commander’s Course, Ranger Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course the Basic Instructor Course, the Total Army Instructor Course, the Senior Tactical Instructor Course, Airborne School, Combative Level I, Unit Armorer Course and Combat Life Savers Course.

1SG O'Donnell’s military awards and decorations include:  Bronze Star Medal with V Device, Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (7 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (5TH Award),  Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars),  Afghan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award (3rd), the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab.

Independence Day
September 4

Defenders Day
September 12

TOG vs. USMC Softball
September 26

The Old Guard Reunion
September 27-30

Army Ten Miler
October 10