First Sergeant Mitchell R. Kriebel assumed the responsibilities as the Operations Non-Commissioned Officer at the Fort McCoy Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Fort McCoy Wisconsin on April 13, 2018.
First Sergeant Kriebel is a native of Moscow, Idaho and enlisted in the Army on July 5th, 2004. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Throughout his career, he has held numerous leadership positions ranging from Infantry Team Leader to Area of Operations for South Afghanistan Area Protection. He has served as a Riflemen, Grenadier, M249, M240, M2 Machine Gunner, Team Leader and Squad Leader for the 1 Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, New York. First Sergeant Kriebel PCS'd to the 191 Infantry Division out of Joint Base Lewis McCord and became an Observer Controller Trainer, Master Combatives Instructor, and Heavy Weapons Expert. He continued in transition to Camp Parks NCOA located in Dublin, California. Tasked as a Small Group Leader (SGL) training Junior Non-Commissioned Officers in Base Leaders Course.
After receiving an additional Military Occupational Specialty as a Medical Logistics Expert, First Sergeant Kriebel would again transfer, this time to Grand Rapids, Michigan as the Medical Logistics NCOIC for the 401st Medical Logistics Company. His stay would be short as he would then be requested back to his Infantry Specialty and another NCO Academy, located at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Occupying the Operations NCOIC position.
He took command of the 176th Medical Logistics Brigade S4 NCOIC in Seagoville, Texas from May 2019 to June 2020. First Sergeant Kriebel is currently with the Counter Drug Task Force Unit based out of Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington.
His Combat Deployments include two year-long deployments to Iraq, and one year-long tour to Afghanistan. First Sergeant Kriebel has attended Master Leaders, Senior Leaders Course (Infantry), Advanced Leader Course Phase One and Two (Infantry), Basic Leaders Course, Master Combatives Course, Level 1-4 Combatives Courses, Airborne Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, RC Unit Mobilization Planner Course, Air Load Planner Course, Pre-Ranger Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, and Small Group Instructor Course.
His awards and decorations include:
Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster),
Army Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), National Defense Service Medal
Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NATO ISAF Medal
Army NCO Professional Deployment Ribbon (4th Award)
Army Service Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 Campaign Stars
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with one Campaign Star)
Global War on Terrorism Medal, Combat Infantry Badge
Basic Airborne Badge, Instructor Badge and the Order of Saint Maurice.
First Sergeant Kriebel has been married to his wife, Jenna Kriebel for eight years and they have three boys together, Austin (15), Layne (13) and Reddick (3). They make their home in Oakesdale, Washington.
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