US Mountain Ranger Association

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Tyson Nick

January 7, 1969 - December 5,2012
Sergeant Major (Ret) Tyson C. Nick was born in Houston, TX on January 7, 1969. Enlisting as an Infantryman, Sergeant Major Nick entered the United States Army on July 12, 1988. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, GA. Upon completion, Sergeant Major Nick was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Hunter Army Airfield where he served as Rifleman, Rifle Team Leader, and Anti-Tank Section Leader. In October 1993, Sergeant Major Nick was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, GA where he served as Senior Reconnaissance Leader, Assistant TECON Team Sergeant, and Team leader. On May 26, 1998, Sergeant Major Nick was assigned to the United States Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC, where he served as Operator Team Member, Assistant Team Sergeant, Team Sergeant, Troop Sergeant Major, Squadron Operations Sergeant Major, and Special Activities Troop Sergeant Major. Sergeant Major Nick retired from the U.S. Army August 31, 2012.

Sergeant Major Nick deployed to Panama in support of Operation JUST CAUSE, Saudi Arabia in support of Operation DESERT STORM and Operation IRIS GOLD, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, and Iraq in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN.

Sergeant Major Nick has completed the following military courses: Basic Airborne School, Ranger Indoctrination Program, Fire Direction Center Course Indirect Fire Infantryman Course, Scout Swimmer Course, Ranger School, Special Forces Underwater Operations Course, Combat Diver Course, Jumpmaster Course, Special Forces Combat Diver Supervisor Course, Military Freefall and Jumpmaster Course, Air Transportation of Hazardous Materials Course, Naval Gunfire Course, Advanced Land Navigation Course, DoD High Risk Survival Course, Operator Training Course, Advanced Handgun Course, Off-Road Driving Course, Special Operations Targeting Course, Combat Tracking Course, Warrior Leader Course Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, and the Sergeants Major Academy.

Sergeant Major Nick's military awards and decorations include the following: Bronze Star Medal w/Valor and 1 Silver Oak Leaf and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ Valor and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal 7th Award, National Defense Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Service Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Service Stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ 3 Bronze Service Stars, Iraqi Campaign Medal w/1 Silver Service Star and 1 Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon w/ Numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Saudi Arabia and Kuwaiti Liberation Medals, Presidential Unit Citation w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Meritorious Unit Award w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Superior Unit Award, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge w/ Bronze Service Star, Master Parachutist Badge w/ Bronze Service Star, Special Operations Diver Badge, and 7 Overseas Service Bars.

Sergeant Major Nick is survived by his wife Stephanie, sons Spencer and Cooper, daughter Bailey; and mother Karen Nick-Dobbs

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