First Sergeant Christopher Hjuler was born in Audubon in 1983. He enlisted in the USA Military in July 2002. He attended One Station Unit Coaching and Airborne Coaching at Fort Benning, Ga.
His navy training consists of; Major Management Growth Course; NCO Primary Course; Senior Maneuver Chief Course; Firm Commander and First Sergeant Pre-Command Course; The Military Educational Coaching Course, Infantry Mortar Chief Course, Air Motion Operations Course, Mission Command Digital Grasp Gunner Course, Battle Workers NCO Course, Warfighter Degree Coach Course 1 and a pair of, Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention and Response Course, Small Unmanned Floor Warfare Air Automobile Operator Course, Sling Load Inspector Certification Course, Coach/Observer Coach Course, Bounce Grasp Course , Explorer Course, Air Assault Course; and Fight Lifeguard Course.
His civilian training consists of: Bachelor of Enterprise Administration magna cum laude honors from American Army College, West Virginia.
Hjuler’s assignments embrace: Headquarters and Headquarters Firm, 1st Battalion 506th Infantry (Currahee), Camp Greaves, South Korea; Alpha Firm, 2nd and third Battalions 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasan), Fort Campbell, Ky.; Delta Firm, 2nd Battalion 29th Infantry Regiment Fort Benning, Ga.; Headquarters and Headquarters Firm, third Battalion seventh Infantry Regiment (Cottonbaler), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Alpha Firm, 2nd Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (White Devils), Headquarters and Headquarters Firm, 2nd Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (Geronimo), Fort Bragg, NC; Bravo Crew third Battalion 395th Armor Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga.; Headquarters and Headquarters Firm, 1st Battalion, eighth Infantry Regiment (Combating Eagles), Headquarters and Headquarters Firm, third Armored Brigade Fight Crew (Iron Brigade), Fort Carson, Colorado .
His deployments embrace: Iraq, Operations Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, Operation New Daybreak, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom (2); Kuwait, Operation Spartan Defend.
His awards and decorations embrace; Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three), Military Commendation Medal (7), Military Achievement Medal (three), Military Good Conduct Medal (5), Nationwide Protection Service Medal, World Struggle on Terrorism Service Medal, World Struggle on Terrorism Medal Expeditionary Medal; Afghanistan Marketing campaign Medal, Iraqi Marketing campaign Medal (2), Korean Protection Service Medal; NCO Skilled Growth Ribbon (three), Military Service Ribbon, Abroad Service Ribbon (four), NATO Medal; Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (three); Fight Infantryman Badge, Skilled Infantryman Badge, Scout Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Skilled Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Clasp, Canadian Forces and Order Primary Parachutist Badge of Saint Maurice.
First Sergeant Hjuler has been married to his spouse, Jessica, for fourteen years and has a son, Jamin Hjuler, 15, and a daughter, MacKenzie Hjuler, 13.
Sergeant Hjuler’s mom, Denise Purdy, her sister, Brittney and her husband Brad Klocke, her brother, Mason and Jadon Hjuler, her honorary brother, Isaiah Goetz, and her good friend Liz and their kids, and their grandparents, Don and Darlene Hjuler.