Sgt. 1st Class Tamika Wilcox began her military career by enlisting in the Army Dec. 28, 2004. She attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia, where she was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty 92F, Petroleum Supply Specialist.
Wilcox has served in various duty positions. She’s served as a Petroleum Vehicle Operator with the 1st Engineer Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas. She experienced her first deployment to Iraq with the organization and served as a driver and gunner with the Quick Reaction Force. Her other assignments include Team Leader, 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, Fort Hood Texas and Camp Carrol South, Korea; Aircraft Fuel Handler and Section Sergeant, 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. She experienced her second deployment to Iraq and served as the Ammunition NCO for COS Warrior. While stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, she served as a Section Sergeant assigned to 626 Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Rakkasans). She completed a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, Fort Campbell, Kentucky as the FARP NCOIC. She was assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 31st Field Artillery where she served as a Senior Drill Sergeant. Wilcox currently is assigned to the Army Marksmanship Unit and serves as an Operations NCO.
Wilcox’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (4th award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), North Atlantic Treaty Organizational Medal, and Driver’s Badge (wheeled vehicle). She is also a member of the Prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
Wilcox’s military education includes the Equal Opportunity Leader’s Course (EOLC), Command Post of the Future (CPOF), Master Resiliency Trainer (MRT), Unit Movement Officer (UMO), Pregnancy/Post-Partum Physical Training (P3T), Advanced Leader’s Course (ALC), Field Sanitation Team course, Unit Prevention Leader (UPL), Basic Leader’s Course (BLC), Technical Transportation of Hazardous Materials (Ammo-62), Fuel Handler’s course, Digital Management Training Systems (DTMS), Combatives Level 1, Common Faculty Development Instructor Course (CFD-IC), Drill Sergeant Academy, and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) program foundation course.