Profile of First Sergeant, Sparks.N

Information
Full Name:
Nathan Sparks
Rank:
First Sergeant
Primary Position:
First Sergeant A/1-7
Forum Account:
Sparks.N
Secondary Positions:
  • S2 - Investigator in Training
  • S3 - Arma 3 SOI Instructor
  • S5 - Livestream Lead
Enlisted:
Nov 22, 2011
Promotion:
May 19, 2018
Time in Service:
Years: [6] Months: [11]
Time in Grade:
Years: [0] Months: [5]
Service Record
Date Record Citation
Oct 31, 2018 Assigned to S2 Department (In Training) as Additional Duty -
Oct 13, 2018 Completed 14th Combat Mission (Operation Parting Gift) -
Aug 23, 2018 S3 Reorg: Assigned S3 ARMA3 School of Infantry, Instructor as Additional Duty -
Jun 09, 2018 Graduated ARMA3 Jumpmaster Course, Class 023/06/18
May 19, 2018 Promoted to First Sergeant (E-8)
May 15, 2018 Assigned First Sergeant A/1-7 -
Dec 16, 2017 Graduated Officer Development School, Class 051/12/17 -
Jul 02, 2017 Completed 13th Combat Mission (Operation Clean Sweep) -
Jul 01, 2017 Completed 12th Combat Mission (Campaign Iron Will, Operation Tungsten Turmoil) -
Jun 10, 2017 Assigned to S3 1BN School of Infantry as Additional Duty -
Jun 10, 2017 Relieved of Duties from the S3 1BN CSS Department -
Mar 04, 2017 Completed 11th Combat Mission (Operation Featherweight) -
Feb 18, 2017 Graduated ARMA3 Aviation Ground School, Class 007/02/17 -
Oct 08, 2016 Graduated ARMA3 Advanced Individual Training (AIT Phase II) -
Aug 30, 2016 Promoted to Sergeant First Class (E-7)
Aug 06, 2016 Completed 10th Combat Mission (Operation Fever Dream) -
Jun 02, 2016 Assigned S5 Livestream Lead -
Apr 20, 2016 Transferred and Assigned Platoon Sergeant 2/A/1-7 -
Feb 19, 2016 Transferred and Assigned Platoon Sergeant 1/A/1-7 -
Feb 05, 2016 Completed 9th Combat Mission (Operation Left Hook) -
Dec 12, 2015 Assigned to S5 Live Streaming Department As Additional Duty -
Nov 28, 2015 Graduated ARMA3 Basic Cannon Crewman Course, Class 048/12/15 -
Sep 20, 2015 Graduated ARMA3 Basic Fire Support Observers Course, Class 038/09/15 -
Aug 15, 2015 Graduated ARMA3 Advanced Cannon Crewman Course, Class 033/08/15 -
Aug 14, 2015 Completed 8th Combat Mission (Operation Whiskey Garden) -
Jul 17, 2015 Completed 7th Combat Mission (Operation Longest Day), Completed 1st Combat Jump - Operation Longest Day -
Jul 03, 2015 Graduated Arma 3 Explosive Ordinance Disposal Class 027/07/15 -
Jun 08, 2015 Promoted to Staff Sergeant (E-6)
Jan 23, 2015 Completed 6th Combat Mission (Campaign Marathon, Operation Sleepless Night) -
Dec 11, 2014 Transferred and Assigned Training Sergeant C/TU/1-7 -
Oct 24, 2014 Completed 5th Combat Mission (Operation AFOR) -
Oct 24, 2014 Returned from ELOA, Transferred and Assigned Multirole Fixed Wing Support/Training A/2/A/1-7 -
Oct 24, 2014 Assigned to S3 1BN Combat Support School as Additional Duty -
Sep 29, 2014 Placed on ELOA -
Apr 10, 2014 Transferred and Assigned Multirole Fixed Wing Support/Training A/2/A/1-7 -
Feb 14, 2014 Transferred and Assigned Section Leader B/4/B/2-7 -
Nov 20, 2013 Transferred and Assigned Multirole Fixed Wing Support/Training A/2/A/1-7 -
Oct 09, 2013 Assigned S3 CSS Instructor as Additional Billet -
Sep 10, 2013 Named NCO of the Month for August 2013
Jul 22, 2013 Named NCO of the Month for July 2013
Jun 15, 2013 Completed 4th Combat Mission (Operation Voodoo Child) -
Apr 11, 2013 Transferred and Assigned Section Leader D/1/E/1-7 -
Mar 23, 2013 Graduated Basic Cannon Crewman Course (ARMA2 Phase I), Class 012/03/13 -
Jan 26, 2013 Transferred and Assigned Section Leader C/2/E/1-7 -
Oct 31, 2012 Promoted to Sergeant (E-5)
Sep 30, 2012 Assigned to S3 Department Combat Support School as Additional Duty. -
Aug 13, 2012 Transferred and Assigned Section Leader C/1/E/1-7 -
Jul 01, 2012 Graduated ARMA2 Field Medical Course, Class 027/07/12
Jun 21, 2012 Promoted to Corporal (E-4)
Jun 05, 2012 Transferred and Assigned Field Artillery A/2/E/1-7 -
Jun 01, 2012 Qualified as Designated Marksman from Sniper Class 003-12 -
May 22, 2012 Accepted Sniper Class 003-12 -
Apr 11, 2012 Completed 3rd Combat Mission (Operation RedBullClip) -
Mar 24, 2012 Completed 2nd Combat Mission (Operation Endurance) -
Mar 10, 2012 Completed 1st Combat Mission (Operation Iron Tide) -
Feb 26, 2012 Graduated Basic Jump School, Class 009/03/12
Feb 25, 2012 Promoted to Specialist (E-4)
Feb 17, 2012 Graduated NCOA Warrior Leadership Course, Class 001/22/12
Feb 10, 2012 Completed Advanced Individual Training (ARMA2 AIT Phase I) -
Dec 31, 2011 Promoted to Private First Class (E-3)
Nov 28, 2011 Graduated Boot Camp, Promoted to Private (E-2), Assigned Field Artillery A/4/B/1-7 -
Nov 21, 2011 Enlisted in the 7th Cavalry Regiment, Assigned Boot Camp 047/11/11 -
Awards & Recognition
Date Award   Details Citation
Nov 21, 2014 Army Air Medal Operation AFOR
Nov 20, 2014 Joint Service Commendation Medal Operation AFOR
Feb 10, 2015 Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device Operation Sleepless Night
Sep 10, 2013 Army Commendation Medal NCO - August 2013
Jul 22, 2013 Army Commendation Medal NCO - July 2013
Dec 21, 2017 Army Good Conduct Medal 2nd Silver Knot
Dec 21, 2016 Army Good Conduct Medal 1st Silver Knot
Dec 22, 2015 Army Good Conduct Medal 3rd Bronze Knot
Dec 22, 2014 Army Good Conduct Medal 2nd Bronze Knot
Nov 27, 2013 Army Good Conduct Medal 1st Bronze Knot
Nov 27, 2012 Army Good Conduct Medal
Jun 12, 2018 Armed Forces Service Medal For S5 Dept. 12DEC17 - 12JUN18
Apr 10, 2018 Armed Forces Service Medal For S3 Dept. 10OCT17 - 10APR18
Dec 12, 2017 Armed Forces Service Medal For S5 Dept. 12JUN17 - 12DEC17
Oct 10, 2017 Armed Forces Service Medal For S3 Dept. 10APR17 - 10OCT17
Jun 17, 2017 Armed Forces Service Medal For S5 Dept. 12DEC16 - 12JUN17
Apr 10, 2017 Armed Forces Service Medal For S3 Dept. 10OCT16 - 10APR17
Dec 12, 2016 Armed Forces Service Medal For S5 Dept. 12JUN16 - 12DEC16
Oct 10, 2016 Armed Forces Service Medal For S3 Dept. 10APR16 - 10OCT16
Jun 12, 2016 Armed Forces Service Medal For S5 Dept. 12DEC15 - 12JUN16
Apr 10, 2016 Armed Forces Service Medal For S3 Dept. 10OCT15 - 10APR16
Oct 10, 2015 Armed Forces Service Medal For S3 Dept 10Apr2015 - 10Oct2015
Apr 09, 2015 Armed Forces Service Medal For S3 Dept. 10OCT14- 10APR15
Sep 30, 2013 Armed Forces Service Medal For S3 Dept. 01APR13 - 30SEP13
May 10, 2013 Armed Forces Service Medal For S3 Dept. 01OCT12 - 01APR13
Sep 06, 2012 Donation Ribbon
Mar 11, 2016 7th Cavalry Server Upgrade Award
May 19, 2018 NCO Professional Development Ribbon First Sergeant Promotion
Aug 30, 2016 NCO Professional Development Ribbon Sergeant First Class Promotion
Jun 08, 2015 NCO Professional Development Ribbon Staff Sergeant Promotion
Oct 31, 2012 NCO Professional Development Ribbon Sergeant Promotion
Nov 28, 2011 Army Service Ribbon
Jun 02, 2011 Army & Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
Sep 18, 2010 Army & Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
Aug 10, 2009 Army & Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
Sep 01, 2004 Army & Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
Mar 18, 2003 Army & Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
Nov 27, 2011 Rifle Expert Awarded for the completion of one or more of the weapons qualification courses with excellent scores.
Nov 27, 2011 Grenade Expert Awarded for the completion of one or more of the weapons qualification courses with excellent scores.
Oct 25, 2014 Combat Infantry Badge
Mar 11, 2012 Expert Infantry Badge
Jun 09, 2018 Army Senior Parachutist Badge
Feb 26, 2012 Army Parachutist Badge
Jun 02, 2012 High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) Freefall Badge
Jul 06, 2015 Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge
Jul 01, 2012 Expert Field Medic Badge