Retired Staff Sergeant Christopher Neuhard, is a native of Philadelphia, Tennessee.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on January 28, 1983. Mr. Neuhard attended basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina and Advanced Infantry Training (AIT) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina qualifying him in the Infantry field, MOS 0311. His first duty permanent duty assignment was the Presidential Support Unit from 1983-1987. On April 19, 1988, Mr. Neuhard enlisted into the United States Army, MOS 11B10 and later MOS 71L30.
Mr. Neuhard’s previous duty assignments in the US Army include:
- B Co 3/ 502nd In Bn, Ft. Campbell, KY, (1988 – 1989); B Co 1/ 503rd In Bn,2d In Div. (Korea) (1989 – 1990); B Co 3/14th In Bn, Ft. Drum, NY (1990-1993); Columbus Recruiting Bn, Dayton Co (1993 – 1996); C Co 2/22nd In Bn, Ft. Drum, NY (1996 –1999); United States Army Garrison, Ft. Drum, NY (1998-2001); AG School, Ft. Jackson, SC (2001 – 2001); CSCT # 1 Camp Long (Korea) (2001 – 2002); USA ROTC BN UT-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN (2002-2009)
Mr. Neuhard’s military education includes:
- PLDC Ft. Campbell, KY (1989); BNCOC Ft. Drum, NY (1991); Army Recruiter Ft. Ben Harrison, IN (1993); AIT 71L Ft. Jackson, SC (2001)
Mr. Neuhard’s awards and decorations include:
- (3) Army Commendations Medals, (5) Army Achievement Medals, (6) Good Conduct Medals, (2) National Defense Service Medals, (1) Joint Meritorious Service Medal, (1) Navy Unit Commendation, (1) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, (1) Korean Defense Service Medal, (1) Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Gold Recruiter Badge with 1 gold star Sapphire
Mr. Neuhard is currently filling the position as the Administrative NCO as an Information Technology Systems Manager at the University of Tennessee in support of the 7th Brigade Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).
Retired SSG Neuhard and his wife, Sandy reside in Knoxville, Tennessee. They have five children together, Kayla 36, Eric 36, Joseph 34, Andrew 33, and Zachary 27 years of age.