Senior Military Instructor (SMI)

kirkdr@jmu.edu

Contact Info

msg dennis kirk 

MSG Dennis Kirk was born in Orlando, Florida in January 1982. After entering the U.S. Army in January of 2002 from his hometown of Hopatcong, NJ, he conducted Infantry One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.


MSG Kirk has served in a variety of Infantry assignments to include: 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, Ft. Drum, NY (While assigned to this Unit, MSG Kirk participated in Operation Enduring Freedom Four, Six and Seven); 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, Ft. Jackson, SC (While assigned to this Unit MSG Kirk served as a Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor); Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (While assigned to this Unit MSG Kirk participated in Operation New Dawn serving as the USF-I Commanding General’s Protective Service Detail Platoon Sergeant; 25th ID Lightning Academy Platoon Sergeant for Pre Ranger, Lightning Leaders Course, Combatives Level one and two and Adaptive Leaders Program); 3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, Ft. Stewart, GA (While assigned to this unit MSG Kirk participated in Combined Resolve Four); 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, FT. Stewart, GA (While assigned to this unit MSG Kirk served as the Bayonet Company 1SG and participated in CBR V and RAF III), 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1SG (While assigned as the HHC 1SG, he participated in NTC 17-05 and a gunnery density); MSG Kirk’s current duty assignment is James Madison University ROTC Program, Senior Military Instructor;  MSG Kirk has held leadership positions as a Team Leader, Squad Leader, Drill Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Senior Military Instructor.


His military education includes the Warrior Leaders Course (Commandant’s List); Advanced Leaders Course (Commandant's List), Senior Leaders Course and 1SG/Company Commanders Course. Other schools and courses include Javelin Trainers Course; Ranger Course; Airborne School; Combat Lifesaver Course; Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course; Drill Sergeant School; Combatives Level One, Two, and Three; Total Army Instructor Training Course; High Risk Personal Security Course; Air Assault School.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Purple Heart (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster); National Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal (5th Award); Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Valorous Unit Award; Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Unit Citation; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; ISAF NATO Medal; Afghan Campaign Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Combat Infantryman's Badge; Expert Infantry-man's Badge; Drill Sergeant Badge; Air Assault Badge; Parachute Badge; Drivers Badge and the Coveted Ranger Tab. 1SG Kirk is also a member of the Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion).
MSG Kirk currently holds an Associate’s Degree in General Studies. 


MSG Kirk is married to Michelle A. Kirk and has a Daughter named Annabelle

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