|Last updated: July 12, 2012|
Col. Sergio Dickerson
Colonel Sergio Dickerson was commissioned from “The Citadel” as a Chemical Officer in 1988. His first assignment was with 4th Battalion, 501st Attack Helicopter, Camp Page, Korea from 1988 to 1989 where he served as Battalion Chemical Officer. Assigned to Fort Campbell in 1989, Colonel Dickerson served with the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery (Air Assault) as Battalion Chemical Officer and Unit Movement Officer. He deployed and served with the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 1994, he was assigned as the Group Chemical Officer for the 45th Corps Support Group (Forward) in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In 1994 he assumed command of the 71st Chemical Company, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He completed his tour in Hawaii, serving as the 17th Corps Support Battalion Operations Officer (S3) until 1997. Returning from Hawaii, Colonel Dickerson served four years in two training support units, first as operations chief of a Training Support Brigade in Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, and as the Chief, The Army School System (TASS) Accreditor for the Chemical School in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Upon Command and General Staff College completion in 2002, Colonel Dickerson returned to Korea and served two years as 20th Area Support Group Operations Officer (S3) and the Executive Officer for the 23rd Chemical Battalion at Camps Henry and Carroll, Korea, respectively. Returning from Korea, Colonel Dickerson served as Chief Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Officer for the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command in Colorado. He commanded United States Army Garrison at Carlisle Barracks, from July 2006 through July 2009. In 2010, Colonel Dickerson deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as US Forces Iraq Liaison to the Kurdistan Government and played an instrumental role in the successful US transition out of Iraq. Upon redeployment from Iraq, he was assigned USAREUR CBRN Officer.
Colonel Dickerson’s military education includes the United States Army War College, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Infantry and Chemical Advanced Courses and Chemical Basic Course. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Citadel and a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University. Colonel Dickerson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. Colonel Dickerson has three children, Leah, Rachel and Ryan.
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