Education: Graduate of USASMA Class 56, entered the Army on 5 February 1985. He attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training (16S Manpads Crewmember) at Fort Bliss, Texas. CSM DeGracia earned an Associate's Degree while on active duty from Barton Community College, KS, and a Bachelor's of Science in Social Psychology from Park University, Fort Bliss campus.
Assignments: Include 1st BN, 55th ADA, 5th ID (M), Fort Polk, LA; 4th BN, 1st ADA, 32 Air Defense Command, Pirmasens, Germany; 2nd BN, 3rd,ADA, 1st ID (M), Fort Riley, Kansas; 3rd BN, 4th ADA, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Senior Observer Controller, Operations Group, BDE C2, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, LA; 4th BN, 6th ADA, Fort Bliss, Texas; HHB, 6th BDE, Fort Bliss, Texas; 5th BN, 5th Air Defense Artillery, 2nd INF DIV, Campl Casey, Korea; 2nd BN,
43rd Air and Missile Defense, 108th BDE, Fort Bliss, Texas; 5th Battalion, 52nd Air and Missile Defense,
11th ADA BDE, Fort Bliss, Texas; and 212th Fires Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Awards and Decorations: Include Army Service Ribbon, LOM (2), MSM (5), ARCOM (6), AFCM, AAM (6)
National Defense Service Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Expeditonary Medal, Global War on Terrorism,
Humanitarian Service medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Korean Service Ribbon, Senior Parachutist Badge
and Good Conduct Medal (9).