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1st Sgt. Inocensio A. Chapa

Bravo Branch Chief, NCOA

First Sergeant (1SG) Inocensio A. Chapa, is a native of San Benito, Texas. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve on October 20, 2002. He attended Boot Camp at San Diego, California and earned the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of Basic Rifleman (0311) at Camp Pendleton, California. 1SG Chapa joined the United States Army on January 28, 2009 and attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon for Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer (25Q).

1SG Chapa served in many leadership positions from Team Leader to First Sergeant. His CONUS assignments include Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and Fort Gordon, Georgia. He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

1SG Chapa's military education includes, Marine Martial Arts (Tan Belt, Grey Belt and Green Belt), Company Commander and First Sergeants Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Course, Unit Prevention Leader, Global Broadcast Service, Technical Transportation of Hazardous Material Course, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, CPOF Operator Course, Signal Digital Master Gunner, Comsec Account Manager, Key Management Infrastructure Management Client, Common Faculty Development-Instructor Course, Combat Lifesavers Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course and Master Leaders Course. His civilian education includes a High School Diploma through San Benito High School and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems from Post University. His technical certifications include Network+.

1SG Chapa's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Medal), Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (Bronze star), Iraq Campaign Medal (Bronze star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M Device), Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Non-Article 5 Nato Medal.

He currently resides in Georgia with his family.