John N. Valentine III, SFC (Ret) was born at Great Lakes ILL, Naval Hospital. His father was a Naval Officer; he grew up all over the United States. SFC Valentine entered the Army on 11 Sep 90 and retired after 20 years and 20 days of service on 30 Sep 2010; he attended Basic Training at Ft Leonardwood MO, where he also attended his first Advanced Individual Training or AIT as a 12B Combat Engineer. His first duty assignment was at 7th ID (L) Ft Ord, CA as a part of the 13th Engineer BN. He then reclassified into the MOS 91G Behavioral Science Specialist, which is now 68X Mental Health Specialist. As a 68X SFC Valentines’ assignments have been, Mental Health NCO Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington DC; Mental Health NCOIC, Sinai Egypt; NCOIC Department of Psychology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC; Instructor 68X Branch Ft Sam Houston TX; Small Group Instructor, BNCOC AMEDD Center & School Ft Sam Houston, TX; Senior Small Group Leader BNCOC, AMEDDC&S Ft Sam Houston, TX; Combat Actions Officer, Directorate of Combat Doctrine and Development Ft Sam Houston, TX; NCOIC Division Mental Health 25th ID (L) Schofield Barracks, HI. Brigade S-3 NCOIC 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Hood TX, 1SG HHC 1st MED BDE, Detachment First Sergeant, 85th Combat Stress Control, Fort Hood, TX. His final assignment was as a Platoon Sergeant for the Wounded Warrior Battalion, Aco Purple Heart Company, Fort Hood TX.

John currently resides in Copperas Cove, TX and is married to the former Jeannette Vanegas. He has four children (son) H.B. (17), and daughters Ashlynn (11) & Emma (10) and son Jacob (5).

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