Sgt. Maj. Matthew Pulley is a native of Dennison, Ohio and enlisted in the US Army weeks after graduating from Claymont High School. He attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Advance Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, TX where he was awarded the MOS 68W, Combat Medic.
SGM Pulley’s assignments include: Emergency Room SGT, H-MEDDAC Heidelberg, Germany; Squad Leader, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, LA; Squad Leader and HQ Platoon Sergeant 2-25 Aviation, 25th Infantry Division: Medical Operations NCO, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, HI; Platoon Sergeant and Senior Medic, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Dahlonega, GA; HHC 1SG, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA,: Department of Primary Care NCIOC, Tripler AMC, HI, 1SG A-Co Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), Honolulu, HI; Current Operations SGM 18th MEDCOM Deployment Support, Honolulu, HI; and current position as Lyster Army Health Clinic SGM.
SGM Pulley’s deployment and Combat duty assignments include two tours to Operation Iraqi Freedom (Baghdad 2003 and Tikrit 2006-2007), one tour to Operation Enduring Freedom (Kandahar 2004-2005), and one tour to Operation New Dawn (FOB Walton 2012): He has also served overseas multiple times, two tours to Germany, and three tours to Hawaii.
SGM Pulley’s completed the following significant military courses; Basic Leader Course, Advance Leader Course (Commandant’s list), Senior Leader Course (SMA Leon Von Autreve Leadership Award), United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, Army Battle Staff Course, Hazmat Course, the Basic HealthCare Administration Course (BHAC); Company Commander/First Sergeant Pre-Command Course (CCFSCC): Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program (SHARP) Course; Army Pre-Ranger Course; Airborne Course; Air Assault Course: Squad Designated Marksman Course. Ranger First Responder (RFR) Instructor Course; and the Operational and Emergency Medical Skills Course (OEMS), and established the Mountain Marauder Medic Certification Program (M3CP).
SGM Pulley earned a Degree in Health Science (Summa Cum Laude) from Purdue University. He is also a member of the Alpha Beta Kappa and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
His awards and decorations include-Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC); Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver OLC and 3 Bronze OLC); Army Achievement Medal (1 Silver OLC and 4 Bronze OLC); Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation ( 2nd award); Good Conduct Medal (7th award); National Defense Service Medal (2nd bronze service star); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (4 bronze stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars), NCO Professional Medal with numerical number 3; Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numerical number 7; NATO Medal; Expert Marksmanship Badge; Combat Medic Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Schutzenschnur (GOLD), is a member of the Audie Murphy Club and 2nd US Cavalry Order of the Spur. Additionally he is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit. He has also earned the TRADOC Commanding General’s Safety award while stationed at Ranger school.
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