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Sgt. 1st Class Craig Nelson

Sgt. 1st Class Craig Nelson was born in Ada, Oklahoma and graduated from Vanoss High School of Vanoss, Oklahoma in 1997. He continued his education at East Central University in Ada until 1999. He graduated from Murray State University with a degree in gunsmithing in 2001. He also received a Welding Certificate from Columbus Technical College in 2002.  Nelson joined the Army in May of 2001, and was assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in August of 2001 as a gunsmith.

Nelson graduated from the Instructor Training Course; Primary Leadership Development Course; Bus Driver Course; Advanced Leader Course; Combatives Level I; Ranger First Responder Course; Senior Leader Course; Airborne School; Combat Lifesaver Course and Unit Prevention Leader Course.

His awards include the Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (4), National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal CS, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Presidents Hundred Tab, Parachutist Badge, Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge, and a Excellence In Competition Bronze Rifle Badge.