First Sergeant Eduardo Castaneda
Public Health Activity-Korea First Sergeant
First Sergeant Eduardo Castaneda is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He entered the U.S. Army in 2001 and completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced Individual Training as a Veterinary Food Inspector Specialist at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
His previous assignments include the following: Detachment Sergeant, 248th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Borderland Branch NCOIC, Public Health Activity–Hood, assigned to Borderland Branch, Fort Bliss, Texas; Bavaria Branch NCOIC, Public Health Activity-Northern Europe, Vilseck, Germany; Platoon Sergeant Charlie CO. 32nd Medical BDE, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Branch NCOIC, Alaska District Veterinary Command, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Squad Leader, 43rd Medical Detachment, Fort Hood, Texas; Commissary NCOIC, Pacific Northwest District, assigned to Everett Naval Station, Everett, Washington. 1SG Castaneda deployed to Iraq in Support of Iraqi Governance.
1SG Castaneda’s military and civilian education consists of CO CDR/1SG Pre-command Course, Senior Combatives Level 1, Bus Driver Course, Master Resiliency Course, AIT Platoon Sergeant Course, Installation Veterinary Course, Unit Prevention Leader, Senior Leaders Course, Army Retention Course, Advanced Leaders Course (ALC), Unit Armorers Course, and Basic Leaders Course.
His awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 SOLC + 4 OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Citation (1 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Non Commissioned Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), and Driver’s Badge.
1SG Castaneda is married to Claudia Castaneda, they have two children Eduardo and David.