MSG James Crews assumed duties as the Senior Listed Advisor of the Army Field Support Battalion - Fort Bliss Sep 2019. He enlisted into the United States Army in April 1999 and attended basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Jackson, SC, where he was awarded the MOS of 63S heavy wheeled mechanic (now known as a 91B).
His assignments include Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, Recovery Vehicle NCOIC with D AMC, 82nd Aviation Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Technical Inspector, Shop Foreman and Battalion Motor Sergeant with Echo Company 2nd Battalion, 82nd CAB, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Small Group Instructor, Senior Small Group Instructor Leader with ANCOC Company, NCO Academy, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD; Platoon Sergeant with Echo Company 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd CAB, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Maintenance Control NCOIC with Asymmetric Warfare Group, Fort A.P. Hill, VA; Motor Sergeant with D Co 25th Aviation Grey Eagle, Fort Wainwright, AK; First Sergeant with Echo Company, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 25th CAB, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Master Sergeant Crews’ military education include: Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Master Resilience Instructor, Battle Staff, Senior Leader Course, Equal Opportunity Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Combative Level 1, Total Army Instructor Course, Basic Leaders Course, Combat Life Savers Course, and Airborne School.
His awards and decorations include the, Army Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Achievement Medal (2-OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, 3 Overseas Ribbons, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, Drivers and Mechanics Badge.