Missouri State University

Senior Military Instructor

MSG Wilson

MSG Joshua Wilson

MSG Wilson grew up in Holliday, Texas.  Upon graduation of high school he enlisted in the Army as a 19K Armor Crewman in 1998.  He attended OSUT training in Fort Knox, KY.  His assignments have included 2/34 Armor at Fort Riley, Kansas where he served as a Loader, Gunner, Tank Commander, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Master Gunner, HHC First Sergeant and a Tank Company First Sergeant in  1/16 IN at Fort Riley, Kansas.  MSG Wilson served as a  Battalion Master Gunner in Iraq from 2005-2006, Platoon Sergeant in Iraq from 2008-2009 and a First Sergeant in Afghanistan from 2011-2012.  MSG Wilson is currently assigned as the MSU ROTC Senior Military Instructor, Springfield, MO.

MSG Wilson military schooling includes the Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Tank Commander Certification Course, M1A1 Abrams Master Gunner Course, Advanced Gunnery Training Simulator Instructor/Senior Instructor Course and Senior Leaders Course.

MSG Wilson awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), NATO Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and Combat Action Badge.

MSG Wilson has two children; son Coty, age 11, and daughter Mackenzie, age 9.