SFC (P) Marcos J. Alvarado, Senior Listed Advisor for AFSBn-Kuwait (Photo by QThompson)
SFC (P) Marcos J. Alvarado assumed duties as the senior enlisted advisor of the 401st Army FieldSupport Battalion - Kuwait, February 2020.
He is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and he entered the U.S. Army in January 2001. Alvarado attended basic combat training and advanced individual training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, as a light-wheel vehicle mechanic.
Alvarado’s duty assignments include light-wheel vehicle mechanic, Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; vehicle recovery operator and squad leader, Charlie Company, 401st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, Camp Colburn, Korea; recovery section NCOIC, motor sergeant, shop foreman, squadron motor sergeant and maintenance control sergeant, Delta Forward Support Company, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; instructor, Fox Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ordnance Brigade, Fort Lee, Virginia; and, first sergeant, Delta Forward Support Company, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, Fort Drum, New York.
He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005 to 2006 and from 2007 to 2008. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2010 to 2011 and from 2012 to 2013. He also deployed to Italy and the Central African Republic in support of Operation Echo Casemate from 2015 to 2016.
Alvarado’s military education includes Basic Leader Course, Master Driver Course, Air Assault School, Advanced Leaders Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Army Basic Instructor Training Course, Cadre Training Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Air Load Planner Course, Support Operations Course, Company Commander/First Sergeant Course, Security Force Assistance Advisor Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Battle Staff Course, and Master Leader Course.
Alvarado’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, six Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, seven Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, three Iraq Campaign Medals, three Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 7), NATO Ribbon, Valorous Unit Award, two Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, Instructor Badge, Mechanics Badge and Drivers Badge (Wheeled).
Alvarado is married with 5 children.