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6th Medical Recruiting Battalion Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. Ruben Valles Jr.

Command Sgt. Maj. Ruben Valles Jr. is a native of Del Rio, TX. He enlisted into the Army in February 2002, where he attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Upon completion he was awarded the MOS 12B Combat Engineer and later reclassified to 79R, Cadre Recruiter.

His initial military assignment was to Bravo Company, 82nd Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division at Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany. During this assignment, Valles deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After serving six months in the Division Tactical Assault Center-Engineer Command Post, Valles was reassigned back to 82nd Engineer Battalion as Team Leader in the Assault and Obstacle Platoon, Alpha Company. In 2005, CSM Valles entered recruiting command and assigned to Harlingen Recruiting Station, San Antonio Recruiting Battalion then converted to MOS 79R in 2007.

Valles' leadership positions include, Team Leader, Squad Leader, On-Production Station Commander for Del Rio RS, San Antonio Recruiting BN; Station Commander Brea-Anaheim RS, SoCal Recruiting BN; Station Commander Harker Heights RS, Dallas Recruiting BN; First Sergeant C. Company, Special Operations Recruiting BN (SORB(A)); First Sergeant Waco Company, Dallas Recruiting BN; Operations Sergeant Major Baton Rouge Recruiting BN.

Valles is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy class 72. His military education includes the Combat Engineer Heavy Track Course, Basic Leader Course, Army Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, and the USAREC First Sergeants Course. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Workforce Development from the Army Command and General Staff College.

Valles awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (6th award), Army Commendation Medal (4th award), the Army Achievement Medal (4rd award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Ribbon (5th award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Gold Recruiter Badge with three sapphire stars, Combat Action Badge and Drivers Badge.