Army Reserve Career Counselor of the Year
Sergeant First Class David Mathew Cantrell is an Army Reserve Career Counselor; serving in an Active Guard or Reserve status, assigned to Area 3 of the 9th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division.
Sergeant First Class Cantrell has served in both the Active and Reserve Forces of the United States Army, in the Military Occupational Specialties of Infantryman, Intelligence Analyst, Recruiter and Army Reserve Career Counselor for 12 years. Sergeant First Class Cantrell was stationed in the L.E. Jones U.S. Army Reserve Center beginning July 17, 2010.
Sergeant First Class Cantrell enlisted in the Army under the Delayed Entry Program in 1997 and entered one station unit training at Fort Benning, GA on July I, 1997. Since then, he has served in multiple occupational and duty positions, in addition to every leadership position from Team Leader to Area Leader.
Sergeant First Class Cantrell’s assignments include Infantry Rifleman, Driver, Intel Analyst and Team Leader in the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Ft Hood, TX; Gunner, Tank Commander, Battalion Commander’s Gunner, S-3 Section Sergeant and Squad Leader in the 2nd Battalion, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, Fort Irwin, CA; US Army Recruiter in the Florin Recruiting Station and Company New Recruiter Trainer for the Capital Company, Sacramento Recruiting Battalion, US Army Recruiting Command Sacramento, CA; Army Reserve Career Counselor, Area 4, 11th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division Sacramento, CA; Army Reserve Career Counselor and Assistant Area Leader Area 3, 9th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division Columbia, MO. Sergeant First Class Cantrell served for 19 months until February 2012; as the Area Leader Area 3, 9th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division.
Stepping up to the challenges and excelling in a duty position designated for Master Sergeant. Since then SFC Cantrell has stepped into a supporting role as the Assist Area Leader while performing duties as an Army Reserve Career Counselor in Columbia, MO.