MSG Nicholas LaChance

Senior Military Science Instructor and MSII Instructor

Master Sergeant LaChance enlisted in the Michigan Army National Guard in September 1995 and entered basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He Transferred to the U.S. Army on Active Duty Status on 28 May 1996.

Master Sergeant LaChance’s assignments include: Radio Telephone Operator, Driver, Forward Observer and Squad Leader in 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment (On Time), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI; Striker Team Chief, Striker Squad Leader, Striker Platoon Squad Leader and Striker Platoon Sergeant in the Delta Troop, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS; Aviation Fire Support Sergeant in the 1st Battalion (Gunfighters), 2nd Aviation Regiment, Camp Page, South Korea; Platoon Sergeant, Targeting NCO, Fire Support NCO in the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment (GarryOwen), 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA; Brigade Fire Support NCO, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, GA; Recruiter in the Mount Clemens Recruiting Company, Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion, 3rd Brigade, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; Brigade Fires and Effects Coordination Cell Operations NCO, 3rd Brigade (Duke), 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, KY.  MSG LaChance is currently the senior military science instructor and teaches the sophomores (MSIIs)

Master Sergeant LaChance deployed in support of the following: Cobra Gold (Thailand); Tandem Thrust, Orient Shield and Northern Edge (Japan); Intrinsic Action (Kuwait); Operation Iraqi Freedom III and V (Iraq); Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan); Multiple rotations to Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Numerous Rotations to the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) and National Training Center (NTC).

Master Sergeant LaChance has attended numerous military schools and training programs to include: Air Assault School; Airborne School; Life Guard School; Combat Life Savers Course; Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) Course; Joint Fire Power Controller Course; Graduate of Recruiting and Retention School; Primary Leaders Development Course; Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course; Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course; Combative Level I & II Course; Rappel Certification Course; Pre-Command Course (PCC); Instructor Training Course (ITC).

His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal, 7 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Good Conduct Medal, 4 Knots; National Defense Service Medal, 1 Star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal, 2 Stars; Afghanistan Campaign Medal, 1 Star; NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Numeral 3; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon, Numeral 4; NATO Medal; Meritorious Unit Citation, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Parachutist Badge; Air Assault badge; Gold Recruiting Badge, 3 Sapphires; Army Recruiting Ring; Drivers Badge, Wheeled; Combat Action Badge and the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara.

Master Sergeant LaChance is married to Stephanie LaChance and they have two sons, Edward and Joseph.