MNCOA Assistant Commandant

Assistant Commandant

MSG Marcus A. Foster

Master Sergeant Marcus A. Foster enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves on 2 November 1992. In the Reserves he served as a Generator Operator with the 309th Chemical Company in South Carolina. He then transitioned to the Active Army on 21 May 1994 and his first assignment was the 12th Chemical Company, Ft. Riley as a Smoke Generator Operator. MSG Foster has served in a variety of assignments as Unit NBC NCO, C Company, 101st Military Intelligence Battalion, Ft. Riley; Battalion CBRN/NCO, C Battery, 4/ 3rd Air Defense Artillery, Ft. Riley;  CBRN Recon Squad Leader, 69th Chemical Company, Hanau, Germany; Platoon Sergeant and CBRN Recon Squad Leader, 51st Chemical Company (Recon), Ft. Polk; Senior Instructor Writer, 84th Chemical Battalion, Ft. Leonard Wood; Senior Drill Sergeant, B Company, 82d Chemical Battalion, Ft. Leonard Wood; Platoon Sergeant, 51st Chemical Company, Ft. Polk; Detachment Sergeant, HHD 83d Chemical Battalion, Ft. Polk; Team NCOIC, 11/4 Border Transition Team, 1ID, Amarrah, Iraq; Team Sergeant of the Civil Response Team, B Company, 110th Chemical Battalion (TE), Joint Base Lewis-McChord; First Sergeant in 9th Chemical Company, 110th Chemical Battalion (TE), Joint Base Lewis-McChord; Division CBRN Advisor with the Office of the Program Manager – Saudi Arabian National Guard, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  His last assignment was the Course Chief/First Sergeant for the MSCoE NCO Academy CBRN Senior Leader Course.

MSG Foster’s military education includes the CBRN Recon Course (L5), Warrior, Advanced and Senior Leaders Courses, Battle Staff Course, Drill Sergeant School, USASMA First Sergeant Course and the Commandant Pre-Command Course, Technical Escort Course, CBRNE Response Course, Systems Approach to Training Course, Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course, Federal Emergency Management Agency Courses, Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Course, Electronic Skills Course, Transportation and Storage of Hazardous Materials Certifier Course, Joint Readiness Training Center Observer/Controller Course, Unit Movement Officer Course, Technical Transportation of Hazardous Materials Course, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, and Combative Level I Course,  His Civilian education includes  an Associate’s Degree and a Bachelors of Art Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management.

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3d Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (3d Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2d Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (3d Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 3), Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, German Marksmanship Badge (Bronze), Driver’s Badge(W), Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, and permanently wears the Army Superior Unit Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Presidential Unit Citation.  He is also an inductee in the prestigious Chemical Regimental “Order of the Dragon”.