MNCOA Commandant

MNCOA Commandant

CSM A. Larissa Zeladaparedes

Command Sergeant Major A. Larissa Zeladaparedes became the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE) Noncommissioned Officers Academy (NCOA) Commandant at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on 31 March 2015.

CSM Zeladaparedes has served in a wide variety of leadership assignments including Team Leader in the 31st Chemical Company, Ft. Carson, CO; Subsequent assignments include CBRN NCO of the 704th Main Support Battalion, Fort Carson, CO; CBRN NCO in the 4-228th Aviation Company, Fort Kobbe, Panama; BN CBRN NCO in the 110th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Drum, NY; Basic Training Drill Sergeant with the 2-60th Infantry Battalion, Fort Jackson, SC; Platoon Sergeant with the 71st Chemical Company, Schofield Barracks, HI; CBRN Advisor (AC/RC) with the 1st Battalion, 196th Infantry Brigade, Fort Shafter, HI; First Sergeant of the 71st Chemical Company, Schofield Barracks, HI; Team Sergeant for the 22nd Chemical Battalion (Tech Escort Unit), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; First Sergeant and CBRNE OPS NCO for the 18th Medical Command, Fort Shafter, HI; Battalion Command Sergeant Major of the 23rd Chemical Battalion (BN), Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA; Commandant of the Warrior Leader Course (MTT), assigned to the “Big Red One”, 1st ID, Fort Riley, KS; Installation Command Sergeant Major, Dugway Proving Grounds, UT.

Command Sergeant Major Zeladaparedes’ military and civilian education include Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Battle Staff Course, First Sergeant Course, Sergeants Major Course (Class 58), Master Fitness Trainer, Drill Sergeant School, Property Book Supply Enhancement Course, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, Technical Escort Course, Battalion and Brigade Pre-Command Courses, Battalion and Brigade Command Sergeant Major Development Programs. Her civilian education includes a Bachelor of Sciences degree

Her awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (5th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (5th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (5th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), and the Drill Sergeant Badge. She is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and the Chemical Corps Regimental Association.