MSG Alan Sutton
Senior Military Science Instructor
Master Sergeant Sutton was born in California and he entered into the Army Reserves from Houston, Texas in 1998. He was called into active federal service in late 2003 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. MSG Sutton served in the majority of enlisted leadership positions from Infantry Team Leader to Company First Sergeant. His assignments cover multiple combat deployments between Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. MSG Sutton is currently serving as the Senior Military Science Instructor in the Bay State Battalion, 2nd BDE ROTC, USACC.
MSG Sutton’s military and civilian education consist of the Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, and Senior Leaders Course. His civilian education confers an A.A.S. degree in Fire Science, B.A. English, and a master’s degree in International Relations (Strategic Security Studies) from the prestigious American University and School of International Service in Washington, D.C.
MSG Sutton’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Bronze Star Medal (3rd award), Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Army Achievement Medal (12th award), Army Good Conduct Medal with 5 Knots, Army Outstanding Volunteer Service, Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Presidential Unit Citation, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Identification badge.
MSG Sutton was featured in the nationally released documentary My Fighting Season: “Chasing Ghosts” and “Warrior Ethos” that captures his leadership and experiences while deployed to Ghazni, Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division. MSG Sutton is published in Full Mag: Veteran Stories Illustrated volumes I & II where he details his experiences as a combat leader while deployed to Eastern Afghanistan. Contributing to Soldier and leader development, he recently published in the Infantry Bugler Magazine (2019) covering the challenges students face in the Mountain Phase of Ranger School.