Master Sergeant Joseph R. Moreno Jr.
MSG Joseph R. Moreno Jr. initially enlisted from Fort Wayne, IN in 1998 serving 5 years
in the United States Marine Corps. MSG Moreno reenlisted into the United States Army
in Aug 2006, and was assigned to 1-40th Field Artillery (FA) at Fort Sill, OK where he
earned the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 13F Fire Support Specialist.
Subsequent to AIT MSG Moreno was assigned to 1-25th SBCT, Fort Wainwright, AK
from 2006-2010, where he served as a Company Fire Support Sergeant in B Co, 1-5 IN,
and D Co, 52nd IN. During his time at Fort Wainwright he deployed in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom 2008–2009. MSG Moreno was then assigned to the 434th FAB
in Fort Sill, OK from 2010-2012 where he served and as a Platoon Drill Sergeant and
Senior Drill Sergeant with C Battery, 1-40th FA. Next he was assigned to the 5th Special
Forces Group (A) in Fort Campbell, KY from 2012-2016, where he served as the 4th
Battalion, then 2nd Battalion Fire Support NCO, and Joint Terminal Attack Controller
Program Manager. During his time with the 5th SFG (A) he deployed to Jordan, and
Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve 2015-2016. MSG Moreno was assigned
to 4-25th IBCT (ABN) at JBER, AK from 2016-2019 where he was assigned as the First
Sergeant for Charlie Battery, 2-377th PFAR 2016-2017, then First Sergeant for Delta
Battery, 2-377th PFAR 2017-2019. While assigned to Delta Battery 1SG Moreno
deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel 2017-2018. MSG
Moreno was then assigned as the 4th BCT, 25th ID Fires Operations Sergeant for the last
six months of his assignment with 4/25 IBCT (ABN). MSG Moreno is currently assigned
as the Senior Military Science Instructor with University of Michigan Wolverine
Battalion, 7 th BDE, USACC.
MSG Moreno’s military and civilian education include Fire Support Specialist Advanced
Individual Training, Bradley Fire Support Vehicle Operators Course, Warrior Leaders
Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Precision Fires Course, Master
Resiliency Trainer Course, Joint Operational Fires & Effects Course, Joint Firepower
Course, Joint Air Operations Command & Control Course, Battle Staff Course, Basic
Airborne Course, Air Assault, Rappel Master Course, Jumpmaster Course, Company
Commander/First Sergeant Course. He is currently attending American Military
University for his BA in Homeland Security – Security and Global Studies
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal
(1 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC),
Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (4 th AWD), Marine
Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign
Medal (1CS), Iraqi Campaign Medal (3CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional
Development Ribbon (3 rd ), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon with numeral “2”
device, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (1 BS), NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge,
Air Assault Badge, and Drill Sergeant Identification Badge.
MSG Moreno has two daughters Jasmine (24), Jaley (18), and a son Dominic (11).