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1ST SERGEANT (retired)
First Sergeant Jasper L. Miller is a native of Pontiac, Michigan. He is a graduate of Pontiac Central High School. He entered the U.S Army in May of 1984 and attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He completed his Advanced Individual Training in Avionics Communications at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
1SG Miller has served in a variety of leadership positions ranging from Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, and Company First Sergeant. Some of his other positions included U.S. Army Field Recruiter, Instructor for the Electrical and Avionics Training, and Senior Instructor for Basic and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Courses.
His many duty assignments have taken him to: Fort Hood, Texas; Wiesbaden, Germany; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Fort Eustis, Virginia; Camp Humphries, South Korea; and three 3 assignments at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. 1SG Miller possesses an Associate’s Degree from Central Texas College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Military Management from American Public University. His military education includes: the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, Recruiter's Course, Instructor Training Course, and the First Sergeant's Course.
His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Army Commendation Medal (7th award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Master Aviation Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the U.S Army’s Gold Recruiters Badge.
He has been married to Ms. Tracey Wilkerson since 1986 and together they have three children: Jasmine, Melissa, and Cheyenne. 1SG Miller became the Army Instructor at Alamo Heights High School JROTC in June of 2013.
Senior army instructor
Lieutenant colonel (Retired)
Victor m. diaz, jr.
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Victor M. Diaz, Jr., a native of El Paso, Texas is a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and Cameron University. Prior to serving as the SAI for Alamo Heights JROTC, he served as the Director Army Instruction within the El Paso Independent School District. He served his country for 25 years on active duty as an Air Defense Artillery officer.
He served in several Air Defense Artillery assignments in the Federal Republic of Germany, Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Fort Hood, Texas, and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In these assignments, he held position of a Platoon Leader, Battery Executive Officer, Battery Commander, Battalion Assistant S-3, Battalion Executive Officer, Brigade S-4, Chief, Air Defense Artillery Division as an Advisor to the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces and Commander of the Improved HAWK Detachment training Egyptian and Singaporean officers on the HAWK Missile System.
Additionally, he was assigned to United States Military Academy at West Point, NY; Professor of Military Science and Department Chair, Siena College located at Loudonville, NY and Director of Marketing, Operations and Public Affairs, 1st ROTC Region, Fort Bragg, NC.
Lieutenant Colonel Diaz graduated from several military schools to include the Air Defense Basic and Advanced Courses, HAWK Missile System Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Webster University.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.
He is married to Ms Grace Diaz and together they have two children, Victor Michael and Stacie.