State Command Sergeant Major
State Command Sgt. Maj. Jared Kopacki
Command Sgt. Maj. Jared J. Kopacki enlisted into the U.S. Army in December 1984 in Schenectady, N.Y., and subsequently graduated from the Basic Military Police Course in October 1985.
Kopacki’s previous duty assignment’s included: military policeman and patrol supervisor for the 64th Military Police Company in Bremerhaven, Germany; corrections sergeant and special reaction team member for the Law Enforcement Command at Fort Sill, Okla.; team leader, squad leader, platoon sergeant and first sergeant for the Nevada Army Guard’s 1864th Transportation Company in Henderson; battalion command sergeant major and commandant of the 1/421st Regional Training Institute in Stead; battalion command sergeant major of the 992nd Troop Command in Las Vegas; joint operations sergeant major in Carson City; operations sergeant major for the Nevada Agriculture Development Team at Forward Operation Base Shank, Afghanistan, and, most recently, a small group advisor for the Sergeants Major Non-Resident Course Phase II at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Kopacki’s overseas assignments and deployments include: Federal Republic of Germany; Operation Bright Star 01, Egypt; Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004-2006, Iraq/Kuwait; and Operation Enduring Freedom 2010-2011, Afghanistan.
Kopacki’s military training and education includes: Military Police One Station Unit Training; Corrections Non-Commissioned Officers Course; Primary Leadership Development Course; Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course; Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course; Total Army Instructor Training Course; First Sergeants Course; Nevada Army National Guard Company Level Pre-Command Course; U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 57; Brigade and Battalion Pre-Command/Command Sergeants Major Course; Department of Defense Support of Civil Authorities Course; and Small Group Instructor Training Course.
Kopacki has a bachelor’s of science degree in liberal arts from Excelsior College. He is pursuing a master’s of arts degree in leadership studies from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Kopacki’s awards and decorations include: the Combat Action Badge; the Bronze Star Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award): the Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award); the Army Achievement Medal (5th Award); the Army Good Conduct Medal; the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (4th Award): the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star; the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization device; the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 10-Year Device; the Army Service Ribbon; the Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (4th Award); the Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award); the Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon; the NATO Afghanistan Service Medal; the Nevada Medal of Merit; and the Nevada Guard War on Terrorism Service Medal.