Command Sergeant Major Jesus DeGracia, a 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 Associates 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.
CSM DeGracia's assignments include 1st BN, 55th ADA, 5th ID (M), Fort Polk, LA; 4th BN, 1st ADA, 32d 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, TX ; HHB, 6th BDE, Fort Bliss, Texas; 5th BN, 5th Air Defense Artillery, Camp Casey, Korea; and 108th BDE, 2nd BN, 43rd Air And Missile Defense , Fort Bliss Texas and 5th Battalion, 52nd Air and Missile Defense, Fort Bliss, Texas; 212th Fires Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas
CSM DeGracia's duty positions include Redeye Gunner, Stinger Gunner, Stinger Teamchief, Avenger Teamchief, Stinger Section Sergeant, Avenger Section Sergeant, Avenger/Stinger Platoon Sergeant, Senior Task Force Observer Controller (OC), NCOES Senior Developer/Writer, OBC Platoon Sergeant, OBC First Sergeant, Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle Battery First Sergeant, Patriot Missile Battery First Sergeant, Battalion S3 Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, and Brigade Command Sergeant Major.
CSM DeGracia's military education includes MANPAD Basic Course, Basic Airborne Course, PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, First Sergeant Course, United States Sergeant's Major Academy, Advanced Airborne Course (Jumpmaster), Air Movement Officer Course, Avenger Basic Course, Small Group Instructor, Total Army Instructor Course and Army Combatives Level I Course.
Command Sergeant Major DeGracia's awards include Army Service Ribbon, MSM (5), ARCOM (6), AFCM, AAM (6), National Defense Service Medal(2), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism, Humanitarian Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Korean Service Ribbon, Senior Parachutist Badge and Good Conduct Medal (9).