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Deputy Assistant Commandant


Arthur Rich
Sergeant First Class, USA
Deputy Asst. Commandant for Leadership Programs
Phone: (843) 953-0217
Fax: (843) 953-6704

Arthur Rich

United States Army

Sergeant First Class Arthur Rich entered the United States Army in August 1986, and attended the Military Police One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort McClellan Alabama.

Army assignments include: Military Police, 503rd Military Police Company, 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead), Frankfurt Germany; Traffic Accident Investigator/Mounted Police, United States Army Garrison (USAG), Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Team/Squad Leader 517th Military Police Company, Mannheim Germany; Squad Leader, 293rd Military Police Company, 3rd Infantry Division (Rock of the Marne), Fort Stewart, Georgia; 3rd Recruiting Brigade, Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion, Bloomington, Indiana, Detachment Sergeant/Special Reaction Team Commander, USAG Fort Lee, Virginia; Army; Drill Sergeant, A Co., 2/28 Infantry Regiment (Black Lions), Fort Jackson, South Carolina; and Provost Sergeant, United States Army Garrison, Heidelberg, Germany.

Operational Deployments include Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm; Southwest Asia Cease Fire; Operation Joint Endeavor; Operation Joint Guard

Sergeant First Class Rich’s Awards and Decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster; Army Commendation Medal with 1 silver and 1 Bronze oak leaf cluster; Army Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars; Armed Forces Service Medal; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal with Numeral 2; Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait government); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia government).

Sergeant First Class Rich also earned the United States Army Gold Recruiter Badge with 2 Sapphire stars; The United States Army Drill Sergeant Badge; The Army Superior Unit Award with 1 oak leaf cluster; and the German Army Schützenschnur (Silver).

Sergeant First Class Rich is a graduate of the US Army Military Police School, Primary Leadership Development Course; Basic and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course; Military Police Special Reaction Team Course; United States Army Recruiting School; and the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy.

Sergeant First Class Rich has earned a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the Charleston School of Law; a Master’s Degree in Human Relations with an emphasis on Counseling from Oklahoma University; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies and an Associates of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Maryland.

In 2009, Sergeant First Class Rich graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement training course as the Class Leader of over 100 new law enforcement officers.

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