8th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division
Army Reserve Careers Division
Sgt. 1st Class Sabrina L. Derhammer is assigned to 8th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division, Area 3. She entered the retention program in May 2003 as a Troop Program Unit (TPU) counselor. She came on Active Guard Reserve tour; in December 2006 and is currently stationed in Iowa City; IA serving as the Army Reserve Career Counselor for the 411th Engineer Company Horizontal Construction.
She entered the Army Reserve in April 1998 as a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist in Reading, PA. Prior to her assignment as a TPU 79V, Army Reserve Career Counselor in May 2003; she served as a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist; Combat lifesaver; squad leader; and DARN with B Company 365th Engineer Combat. She transferred to the 99th RRC when accepted as a TPU 79V in May 2003 and then transferred to the 89th RRC as part of RTO as a TPU 79V. During that time, she served on a CONUS MOB from June 2005 to Dec 2006. She came on tour as an AGR 79V ARCC in Dec 2006. After a few years she volunteered to service an OCONUS deployment with 3rd Army ARA, to Iraq for 9 months.
She has completed Primary Leadership Development Course; Unit Prevention Leadership; Combat Lifesaver Course; Retention and Transition Course; Basic Non-commissioned Officers Course; Accessions Career Counselor Course; and Advance Non-commissioned Officers Course.
Her awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with 3 bronze oak leaf devices; Army Achievement Medal with 1 bronze oak leaf device; Army Good Conduct Medal with bronze 2 loop device; Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 1 bronze oak leaf device; National Defense. Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal with 1 bronze campaign star; Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon; Armed Forces Reserve Army Ribbon with `‘M” device; Army Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with the #3 device; Army Service Ribbon; Army overseas Service Ribbon; Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon with the #2 device; Driver Badge with the Driver-W Bar; German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Silver; Expert Badge with Rifle Bar and Career Counselor Badge.
Derhammer has a bachelor Degree in Fine Arts/Dance from Kutztown University located in Kutztown; PA and has started her MBA with Keller University. Her intension are to own a dance studio in the future. She is the mother of an 8 year old daughter and wife to a hard working husband.