MSG Travis J. Siler

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  • Senior Military Science Instructor
  • MS IV Instructor
  • Army ROTC
(859) 257-2695

MSG Siler was born and raised in Danville, KY. He graduated from 19D Cavalry Scout One Station Unit Training on 17 November of 2005 at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Upon graduation of One Station Unit Training MSG Siler was assigned to the 1st Armored Division Special Troops Battalion, located in Wiesbaden Germany where he served as an Operations Assistant for the Division Operations Center. During his assignment he deployed to Tikrit, Iraq to conduct operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from September of 2007 until December of 2008.

His next assignment was as a Squad Leader, Section Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant in the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado. During his assignment MSG Siler deployed to Amara Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn from March of 2010 until December of 2010. Upon redeployment MSG Siler was Department of the Army selected to attend the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy.

In September of 2012, MSG Siler graduated the Drill Sergeant Academy as the recipient of the Leadership Award for his demonstrated leadership capabilities. In December of 2012 MSG Siler began serving as a Drill Sergeant in the 5th Squadron 15th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Benning, GA. Upon completion of his two years of Drill Sergeant duties, MSG Siler was recognized as a recipient of the Order of Saint George for his hard work and dedication to the Armor Branch of the United States Army.

MSG Siler’s next assignment was as a Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant in 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During his tenure as a Troop First Sergeant, MSG Siler successfully led over 100 soldiers through a Brigade Combat Team training rotation to include: Squadron FTX, Brigade FTX and a 9 month deployment to Baghdad Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve from January 2019 until September 2019.

MSG Siler’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal w/2 OLC, ARCOM w/3 OLC, AAM w/4 OLC, MUC w/1 OLC, Drill Sergeant Badge, Master Gunner Identification Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. He holds an Associates of Science in Business Administration from Georgia Military College, where he graduated with the honors of Summa Cum Laude, Presidents List, and as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He also holds a Bachelors of Professional Studies in Business and Management, with Summa Cum Laude honors.