Master Sergeant Paul J. Rick is from Dallas, TX. He joined the Army as an Infantryman in 1992 and attended basic training at FT Benning; GA. Master Sergeant Rick has held numerous leadership positions, which include Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant.

His assignments include 1-5 CAV BN, 1st Calvary Division FT. Hood TX., 2-7 IN BN, 3rd Infantry Division FT. Stewart GA., 1-12 IN BN, 4th Infantry Division FT. Carson CO., and 1-28 IN BN, 1st Infantry Division FT. Riley KS. He also has served as an Observer Controller at FT. Leavenworth KS., and an Iraqi National Police Advisor in Baghdad, Iraq. His deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom three times and Intrinsic Action, Kuwait twice.

Master Sergeant Rick's awards and decorations include the following: Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6 OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Accommodation, Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal (1 BS), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 BS), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal ( 3 BS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge

Master sergeant Rick was honored at Men’s Basketball game 02 January 2014 versus Lamar University 8:00pm