Fort Benning GA, One Station Unit Training
Miitary Awards & Decorations include:
The Silver Star Medal for Valor, Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal with Valor device, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), The Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Ribbon with Campaign Star, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon with 2 Campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.
Military Service includes:
Domestic Duty Assignments: 2nd Brigade, HHC 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment at Schofield Barracks, HI; 3rd Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, HHC 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment at Fort Benning, GA; Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning, GA; 4th Brigade, HHC 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment at Fort Campbell, KY; 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, Bravo Troop 1st Battalion, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment and RHHT 11th Armored Calvary Regiment at Fort Irwin, CA; 3rd Brigade, Easy Company 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry “Currahee” at Fort Campbell, KY.
Overseas Duty Assignments: Operation Desert Spring, Kuwait, combat deployments with 3rd Infantry Division in support of the initial invasion of Operation Iraqi Freedom I-II, IV-VI and two Combat Deployments to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division, VIII-IX (Ghazni, West Paktika), and X-XI (Sharana, E.Paktika).
1SG Randy Shorter was born in Makati Manilla, Philippines and grew up in Long Beach, CA. He is married to Sheryll Alviola and they have two daughters Maylanie and Ariana.