MSG Amos Spurgeon
- Job Title:
- Military Instructor
- Military Rank:
- Master Sergeant
- El Paso, Texas
- Army Branch:
- Air Defense Artillery
Master Sergeant Amos J. Spurgeon was born in Santa Rosa, CA, however, is a resident of Texas. He enlisted in the Army in 1999 as a 63B-Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. Master Sergeant Spurgeon graduated Basic Training at Ft Benning, GA. in August of 1999, and graduated from Advanced Individual Training at Ft Jackson, SC. In December 1999. In the years since MSG Spurgeon has served as a Military Policeman and ultimately became an Air Defender as a 14E in late 2005.
Master Sergeant Spurgeon’s assignments include: Military Science Instructor at Niagara University ROTC, Battery First Sergeant Alpha Battery 1-43 ADA, Air Defense Master Evaluator HHB 1-43 ADA, Battalion Master Gunner HHB 1-43 ADA, Fire Control Platoon Sergeant Bravo Battery 1-43 ADA, FDS NCOIC HHB 2-1 ADA, Fire Control Platoon Sergeant Delta Battery 1-1 ADA, Engagement Controller Team Leader Delta Battery 1-1 ADA, Senior Engagement Controller Delta Battery 2-43 ADA, Support Team Crew Chief Delta Battery 2-43 ADA, Engagement Controller Alpha Battery 1-7 ADA, Personal Security Member 615th Military Police Company, Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Bravo Company 212th Signal Battalion 39th Infantry (Arkansas National Guard). Master Sergeant Spurgeon has served in Germany(x2), Korea(x2), Japan(x2), Fort Bliss(x2), and has deployed to Iraq(OIF 1), Kosovo(KFOR), Macedonia(KFOR), Kuwait, Qatar(x2) and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Master Sergeant Spurgeon’s awards include: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Award (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal (w/ Bronze Service Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/ Arrowhead Device), Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal (Numeral 2), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 4), Air Force Military Education Ribbon, NATO Medal, Drivers Badge, Mechanics Badge (Wheeled), and the Basic Marksman Qualification Badge.
Master Sergeant Spurgeon’s military and civilian education includes: Warrior Leader Course (Commandants Leadership Awardee), Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Patriot Master Gunner Course, Army Retention Course, DLI German, DLI Japanese, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Modern Army Combatives, University Senior Leaders Course, Military History Instructors Course, Master Educators Course and JT 101. Master Sergeant Spurgeon currently has 100 college credits and is an actively enrolled at Western Kentucky University. He takes a minimum of one class through Western Kentucky University per term in pursuit of a Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership. He also currently has a certificate in Organizational Leadership from Western Kentucky University. Master Sergeant Spurgeon has no family or children. MSG Spurgeon has two dogs and three motorcycles.