SGM Thomas Vatcher enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1991 attending Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as a 91D, Operating Room Technician; joining Active Duty in 1992 he attended AIT as a 68W, Combat Medic.
His assignments include; Line Medic 6/502nd INF, Berlin Germany; Squad Leader, C Co, 10th FSB, Ft Drum, New York; Platoon Sergeant 557th Ground Ambulance Co, Wiesbaden Germany; E Co and D Co 232nd MED BN as an Instructor and Drill Sergeant, Fort Sam Houston, TX; HHC 30th MED BDE, Heidelberg, Germany during his tenure serving in the positions of G2, G3 NCOIC, G3 SGM and 1SG; and Senior Medical Operations NCO, Office of the USAREUR Command Surgeon, Wiesbaden Germany. He has deployments to Macedonia, Haiti, Albania, Iraq and Afghanistan.
SGM Vatcher’s military and civilian education includes every level of NCO schooling, Battle Staff Course, First Sergeant Course, Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course and Drill Sergeant School. He is a graduate of class 65 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. Sergeant Major Vatcher currently holds a Bachelor of Health Science (summa cum laude) from Trident University and is currently working towards his Masters of Project Management.
Some of SGM Vatcher’s awards and badges include the Bronze Star (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal (5th award), Good Conduct Medal (7th award), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Volunteer Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (7th award), Drivers Badge (wheel), Expert Field Medical Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, the German Schutzenschnur in Silver and the German Medical Expertise “Tätigkeitssabzeichen” badge in Silver. He is a member of the US Parachute Association and actively enjoys skydiving.