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MSG Duane R. Wells

MSG Duane R. Wells

MSG Duane R. Wells is a native of Broken Bow, OK. He enlisted in the Army in May of 1995 where he attended One Station Unit Training as an Infantryman at Ft. Benning, GA. serving in 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, 1st battalion 5th Infantry Regiment 25th Inf. Brigade SBCT at Ft Lewis WA., and 6th Ranger Training Battalion at Camp Rudder, FL, Calvary Scout Platoon Sergeant in the 1st squadron 32nd Calvary Regiment in the 101st Air Assault Ft. Campbell, KY, First Sergeant of a Bradley Company with 1st Battalion 72nd  Armor Battalion in Korea, First Sergeant of a Heavy Weapons Company in 1st BN 502D in the 101st Air Assault Ft. Campbell, Ky. MSG Wells has served as a rifleman, grenadier, Automatic Rifleman  and a weapons team leader, and a rifle team leader, Infantry Squad Leader and Weapons Squad Leader, Infantry Scout Team Leader, Ranger Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant and Currently serving as the Senior Military Instructor for the University of Houston.

He is a Graduate of Jungle Operations Training Center, Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, Pathfinder, Jumpmaster, Basic Demolitions, Advanced Breacher Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course.

He Participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom 3, Multinational Force Observer 38 Sinai, Egypt, And Operation Enduring Freedom 11 and 15 in Afghanistan.
His awards and decorations include Bronze Stars with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement medal with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster,  Army Good Conduct Medal 6th Award, Multinational Force Observer Medal, National Defense Service Medal 2nd Award, Global War on terrorism and Campaign Medals, Overseas Service Ribbon, Non Commissioned Officer Development Ribbon with Numeral 3, Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award. 1SG Wells additionally earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Pathfinder’s Badge, Air Assault Badge, German, Chilean, and Ecuadorian Army Parachutist Badges and the Ranger Tab.
1SG Wells is married to the former Kelly Brown of Portland, Oregon.