Region 9 Career Counselor of the Year
Sgt. 1st Class Kyle A. Thorne is an AGR 79V assigned to the 9TH Region, Army
Reserve Careers Division. He entered the retention program in February 2006 as a TPU Soldier. Before entering his initial AGR tour as a 79V in January 2007 in Kansas City, KS, SFC Thorne volunteered to perform on extended orders to help Area 2 complete its mission. He is currently the ARCC for the 326th ASG, 842nd QM CO, 2-383 TS BN, 2600 MIG, 3100 SIG Det 5.
He entered the Active Army in June 2000 as an Infantryman in Ft Benning, GA. Prior to his assignment as an AGR 79V in 2007, he served as an Infantryman in the 1-32nd Infantry Battalion Ft Drum, NY and in Kosovo in 2001. SFC Thorne also served as a Rifle Team Leader for 1-32nd Infantry Battalion while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
Sgt. 1st Class Thorne has completed the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Expert Infantryman Training, Pre-Ranger, Basic Airborne Course, Javelin Missile System Course, and Retention and Transition Noncommissioned Officers Course.
His awards and decorations include the Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal 2nd Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal 1st award, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with #2 device, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Army Parachutist Badge, and the Career Counselors Badge.
His short term goal is to win the Secretary of the Army’s Army Reserve Career Counselor Board, and his long term goal is to become the Army Reserve Careers Division Command Sergeant Major.