Senior Enlisted Leader
MSG Hunter Black
U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
Senior Enlisted Leader
Master Sergeant Hunter Paul Black enlisted in the United States Army, May 31, 2007. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Advanced Individual Training as a Healthcare Specialist (68W) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Prior to arriving at Fort Detrick, where he currently serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, Black served in various capacities and in various units:
He served as an ambulance aide and driver at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and also at Forward Operating Base Marez with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 94th Engineer Battalion. He was an emergency medical care specialist and emergency medical care noncommissioned officer as well as team leader, squad leader, and combat dive medical technician at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., with the 6th Ranger Training Battalion. Additionally, Black served as a civil affairs medical sergeant at Fort Bragg, N.C. with Charlie Company of the 98th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), and as the Civil Affairs Medical Sergeant in Colombia, South America, as part of the Civil Military Support Element Popayan, and as a Civil Affairs Medical Sergeant in Peru, South America with Civil Military Support Element 832. At the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 8th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C. Black served as Senior Enlisted Medical Advisor. Finally, at the Medical Center of Excellence at Fort Sam Houston, Black served as a Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the Directorate of Simulations. Later, he was selected to serve as the distinguished combat medic enlisted subject matter expert for the Office of the Commandant.
His military and civilian education includes the following: Health Care Specialist (68W) Course, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Combat Lifesaver Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape Full Spectrum (SERE-C), Airborne, Field Sanitation Team Course, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatrics Advanced Life Support, Advanced Tactical Paramedic, Special Operations Combat Medic Course, Special Forces Diving Medical Technician, Army Basic Instructors Course, Warrior Leaders Course (WLC), Pre-Ranger Course, Mobile Force Protection, Advanced Mobile Force Protection, Tropical Medicine Course, Advanced Leaders Course (ALC), Special Operations Combat Medic Skills Sustainment, National Registry Paramedic, Senior Leaders Course, Intermediate Medical Acquisitions Course, and the Master Leaders Course.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (5 Loop Device), National Defense Service Medal), Iraq Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Medal, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Medal (4 Numeral Device), Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, 5 Certificates of Achievement, Basic Parachutist Badge, Driver Badge with Driver Wheeled Vehicles Component Bar.