Sergeant Major Jay C. Shearer entered the U.S. Army in August
1995. He completed Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Advance
Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas for MOS 91B Combat Medical
SGM Shearer's previous duty positions and assignments include: Evacuation NCO, 1/10 Cavalry Squadron, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX, Flight Medical NCO, 1st US Support Battalion, Sinai, Egypt, Air Ambulance NCO, 50th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Flight Platoon Sergeant / Standardization Instructor, 45th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Katterbach, Germany, Senior Operations NCO, Medevac Proponency, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Medevac First Sergeant, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Senior Equal Opportunity Advisor, Army Public Health Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Medevac First Sergeant, 3/82nd GSAB, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Chief Medical NCO, HHBn, 2nd Infantry Division.
SGM Shearer's military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advance Noncommissioned Officers Course, First Sergeant Course, Flight Medical Aidman Course, Joint Enroute Care Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course; Medevac Doctrine Course, Combat Developers Course, Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, Middle Manager Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, SHARP Course, Equal Opportunity Advisor Course, and United States Army Sergeants Major Course, Class 69.
SGM Shearer holds a Master’s in Science with a concentration in Performance Improvement from Grantham University graduating Summa Cum Laude and currently pursuing a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Liberty University.
SGM Shearer's operational deployments include Iraq in support of OIF, twice to Afghanistan in support of OEF and Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian.
SGM Shearer's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, 2nd Award; Meritorious Service Medal, 3rd Award; Air Medal, 4th Award; Joint Army Commendation Medal, 2nd Award; Army Commendation Medal, 5th Award, Army Achievement Medal, 6th Award; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, 6th Award; Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medial; National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary; Kosovo Campaign Medal; NATO Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 5; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with a numeral 5, Korea Defense Service Medal; Multinational Forces and Observers Medal, Numeral 4; Meritorious Unit Award. He has earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), Air Assault Badge, Senior Army Aviation Badge, Combat Action Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge. SGM Shearer is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, Order of Saint Michael and Order of Military Medical Merit.