Senior Enlisted Advisor
Master Sergeant Alexis Bastidas
SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR
U.S. ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
MSG Alexis Bastidas enlisted in the U.S. Army in October of 2001 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson with Advanced Individual Training at Fort Rucker.
MSG Bastidas's previous assignments include the 1-17 CAV, 82nd CAB, Fort Bragg, where he served as a Cavalry Scout, Flight Operations NCOIC and Battle NCO in 1-82 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Aviation Brigade; 1/222D Aviation Regiment; HHBN, 82nd ABN DIV; Hohenfels, Germany with the Falcon Team at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), and the 1-58th AOB. MSG Bastidas completed training at the NCO Academy at Fort Rucker and earned the rank of 1SG.
He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, where he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal (JSCM), and to Somalia, Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
MSG Bastidas's awards and decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (8), Army Achievement Medal (4), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (3), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (4), Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (6), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal (2), Iraq Campaign Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (4), and the NATO Medal. He has also earned the Combat Action Badge, Master Aviation Badge, Parachutist Badge, Drivers Badge, and Netherlands Jump Wings.