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SFC (R) Michael R. Henderson » Welcome To JROTC

Welcome To JROTC


 I was raised in Texas, and graduated from Vidor High School, in Vidor, Texas. Upon graduating, I joined the United States Army on 11 June 1996.  I attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia and graduated as a 11B (Infantryman). I received an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University.


 I have served with the 3BN 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia (Infantryman / Team  Leader). 2BN 1st IN Fort Wainwright, Alaska (Team Leader) 3rd BDE 3rd ID Fort Benning, Georgia (Squad Leader/ Platoon Sergeant) 4th Ranger Training Battalion 4th Ranger Training Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia (Ranger Instructor) 4th BDE 4th ID Fort Carson, Colorado (SFAT) 1st BN 12th IN Fort Carson, Colorado (Platoon Sergeant) 2BN 351 IN Camp Shelby, Mississippi (OCT). I have served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan.

 My military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Senior Leaders Course, Ranger, Airborne, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Jungle Warfare, and SEER school.


 My awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC) Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC), Presidential Unit Citation Award, Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal (w/1 Bronze Service Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal ( 1 Campaign Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars),Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (w/ Numeral 3), NATO medal, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge the Senior Parachutist Badge, Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge and the Drivers Badge.


 I am married to Shellie Henderson. We have three children Jaccob, Makayla, and Brianna Henderson.


 I enjoy walking, hiking and outdoor activities.