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Senior Military Science Instructor 

MSG Tommy Flores

       MSG Tommy F. Flores is a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico.  He graduated from Mayfield High School in May 1993 and enlisted in the Army in June of 1993.  He attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, Texas as a 14S(Avenger Crew Member).  He served for three years as an Avenger Gunner and had a break of service from June 1996 through November 2001.  In 2005, he transitioned to 14J (C4I Tactical Operations Center Enhanced Operator/maintainer). His duty positions include: 1st Battalion, 2nd ADA as an Avenger Gunner; 4th Battalion, 5th ADA as an Avenger Team Chief and Section Sergeant; 3rd Battalion, 2nd ADA as a Headquarters Platoon Sergeant; 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division as an ADAM Cell NCOIC; FCOE Directorate of Training Doctrine as a Training Developer and Senior Writer; 2nd Battalion, 43rd ADA as the First Sergeant of both Alpha and Charlie Battery’s.  His new position as of 10 March 2016 is Senior Military Science Instructor at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

       His awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Overseas Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Recruiter’s Badge, Driver's Badge (W), and Combat Action Badge.

        MSG Flores has three combat tours in support of the Global War on Terrorism (QWOT) during operations: Iraqi Freedom, New dawn and Inherent Resolve.

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