MAJ Joey Hutto


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MAJ Joey Hutto
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Waynesville High School, Waynesville, Missouri, Class of 1990

Troy University:
2005 - Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Military Science
2010 - Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Government Contracting


1990 - Infantry Basic/AIT, Fort Benning, GA
1990 – Tropic Light Fighters Course, Schofield Barracks, HI
1991 - Unit Armor School, Schofield Barracks, HI
1991 - Special Forces Assessment and Selection, Fort Bragg, NC
1992 - Air Assault School, Schofield Barracks, HI
1992 - United States Airborne School, Fort Benning, GA
1992 - Primary Leadership Development Course, Fort Bragg, NC
1993 - Special Forces Qualification Course, Fort Bragg, NC
1993 - Special Forces Language (Portuguese) School, Fort Bragg, NC
1993 - Special Forces Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Fort Bragg, NC
1994 - United States Air Force Joint Firepower Control Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
1995 - 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Pre-Ranger School, Fort Bragg, NC
1995 - Drill Sergeant School, Fort Jackson, SC
1996 - Master Fitness School, Fort Benning, GA
1997 - Special Forces Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Fort Bragg, NC
1999 - United States Jumpmaster Course, Fort Bragg, NC
1999 - 75th Ranger Regiment Pre Ranger Courses, Fort Benning, GA
1999 – Humanitarian Deming Course, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
2002 - Officer Candidate Course, Fort Benning, GA
2002 - Infantry Officer Basic Course, Fort Benning, GA
2006 - Captains Career Course, Fort Rucker, AL
2006 - Dunker Trainer Course, Fort Rucker, AL
2006 - Anti-Terrorism Level 1 Awareness Training
2006 - Force Protection Training
2008 – Accident Avoidance Course
2008 – General Services Administration Travel Card Training
2009 - Recruiting Operations Officer Course, Fort Jackson, SC
2009 – Civilian Human Resource Agency, HR and Performance Management Training
2009 – National Security Personnel System Training, DoD Information Assurance Awareness Training, Portable Electronic Devices and Removable Storage Media Training, Anti-Phishing Training, Montgomery, AL
2010 - Recruiting Company Commander’s Course, Fort Jackson, SC
2015 - JROTC School of Cadet Command (JSOCC), Fort Knox, KY
Teacher Certification- Highly Qualified Status           

Senior Army Instructor JROTC 2015 - PRESENT

Responsible for motivating young people to become better citizens while being a positive role model for all students, cadets and athletes to emulate. My responsibilities also include being deeply involved in community activities and other social events such as military balls, cadet competitions, cadet leadership development, military ceremonies and charitable activities. 

Awards and Decorations
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (10th Award)
Armed Forces Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal (4th Award)
National Defense Service Medal
NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
NATO Medal
US Parachutist Badge
US Senior Parachutist Badge
US Master Parachutist Badge
Air Assault Badge
Expert Infantry Badge
Combat Infantry Badge
Drill Sergeant Badge
Recruiter Badge
Special Forces Tab
Colombia Expert Parachutist Badge
Honduran Parachutist Badge
Paraguayan Parachutist Badge
Dragon Gunner Qualification Course
Life Time Member of the National Infantry Association
Recipient of the Order Of Saint Maurice – CENTURION
Order of the Spur
Recruiting and Retention Leadership Award

I am a native of Enterprise, Alabama. I enlisted in the Army as a Private, E-1, and completed Infantry Basic/AIT at Fort Benning, GA. I was assigned to the 1-14th IN, 25th Infantry Divison in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. I was given an opportunity to go to Special Forces selection and I seized the moment. After completing Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS), I was reassigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I served on ODA 784, 3rd BN, 7th SFG(A) and ODA 721, 1st BN, 7th SFG(A). During my time at 7th Group, between teams, I was able to go and be a Drill Sergeant at Fort Benning for two years. After returning to 7th Group, I served on my second ODA and then at the Group level. In 2002, I attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.

As an Infantry Officer, I attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, GA and was able to stay at Fort Benning with the 1/507th Airborne school as a Company Executive Officer and the Battalion S-4 Supply Officer. I then attended degree completion at Troy University earning my Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Military Science. Shortly after degree completion, I was assigned to the 1-145th AV Regiment as the S-1. I was given another amazing opportunity as an Infantry Officer, to attend the Aviation Captain’s Career Course. This meant I would get firsthand knowledge how the aviators conducted business, learn their thought process on air infiltration of troops as well as engagement criteria. I was able to give them the ground commander’s perspective and I truly believe it was a win win for the Infantry and the Aviation branches. From there, I received my orders for the 173rd ABCT and was heading to Germany. As the Asst. S-3 in the first every Airborne CAV unit (1-91 CAV), I worked in Plans and Air coordinations. I took command of B Troop, 1-91 CAV during our Afghanistan deployment and left the CAV heading to the recruiting world in Montgomery, AL. I was assigned as the S-3 and eventually took command of the Montgomery Recruiting Company. I had planned on serving many more years but God had a different plan. I was forced to medically retire with 22years and 6 months as Active Duty service.

Some of my assignments included:
Machine Gunner in the 25th Infantry Division (L), Schofield Barracks, HI
Engineer Sergeant, ODA 784, 3rd BN, 7th SFG(A), Fort Bragg, NC
Drill Sergeant, Fort Benning, GA
Engineer/Intel Sergeant, ODA 721, 1st BN, 7th SFG(A), Fort Bragg, NC
Operations Sergeant, HHC, 7th SFG(A), Fort Bragg, NC
Company XO, Battalion S-4, 1/507th Airborne School, Fort Benning, GA
BN S-1, 1-145th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, AL
Squadron Asst S-3, Planner, Air for 1-91 CAV (A), 173rd ABCT, Schweinfurt, GE
Troop Commander, B Trp, 1-91 CAV (A), 173rd ABCT, Schweinfurt GE and Afghanistan
BN S-3, Montgomery Recruiting BN, 2nd BDE Recruiting Command, Montgomery, AL
Company Commander, Montgomery Company, Montgomery, AL
BN S-3, Suitability Officer, Montgomery, AL

I reside in Wetumpka, Alabama with my wife Michelle and children and we proudly consider Wetumpka our HOME.