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First Sergeant Nickolaus R. Kersting

First Sergeant Nickolaus R. Kersting
Public Health Activity-Guam First Sergeant

1SG Nickolaus Kersting enlisted into the United States Army on 25 July, 2001.  He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, GA and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

1SG Kersting’s previous assignments include: Animal Care Technician, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD; Veterinary Treatment Facility NCOIC, Sasebo Naval Base, Sasebo, Japan; Veterinary Clinic NCOIC, Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Wiesbaden, Germany; Veterinary Services NCOIC, Soto Cato AB, Comayagua, Honduras; Operations NCO, Fort Benning Branch, Fort Benning, GA; Senior Instructor/Writer, Joint Base San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas; Operations NCO, 218th MDVSS, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Ft Lewis, WA; Detachment Sergeant, 218th MDVSS, Joint Base Lewis McChord. He is currently the 1SG of Public Health Activity – Guam.

His military education includes:  Animal Care Specialist Basic Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Master Leaders Course, Basic Instructor Course, Army Basic Cadre Course, Army Small Group Instructor/Trainer Course, Animal Clinical Care and Proficiency Course, Army Retention Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Combat Lifesavers Course, the Army Public Health Course and Combatives Level I, II,

His awards and decorations include:  Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), He also has earned the Drivers Badge, the German Armed Forces Troop Proficiency Badge (Gold) and German Schutzenschnur Badge (Gold).

1SG Kersting is from Douglass, Kansas and plans on returning there upon retirement from the military.