First Sergeant Julio C. Rodriguez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He attended Dr. Alfredo M. Aguayo High School in Ponce, Puerto Rico. 1SG Rodriguez entered the Army on 6 June, 1995 as a 13B Cannon Crewmember, where he attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Sill, OK, attaining the Field Artillery Cannoneer Occupational Skill (13B).

1SG Rodriguez assignment includes Alpha Battery 2nd Battalion 11th Field Artillery Regiment Schofield Barracks, HI., Bravo Battery 2nd Battalion 2nd Field Artillery Fort Sill, OK., Fox Battery 7th Field Artillery Schofield Barracks, HI. Charlie Battery 1st Battalion 22nd Field Artillery Regiment Fort Sill, OK., US Army Field Artillery Training Center Fort Sill, OK., Charlie Battery 2nd Battalion 8th Field Artillery Regiment Fort Wainwright, AK., Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion 8th Field Artillery Regiment Fort Wainwright, AK., 3rd Battalion 314th Field Artillery Regiment Fort Dix, NJ., Bravo Battery 2nd Battalion 17th Field Artillery Regiment Joint Base Lewis-McCord, WA. Headquarters and Headquarters Battery 2nd Battalion 17th Field Artillery Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McCord, WA., Commandant of the 7th ID Bayonet Academy, Joint Base Lewis-McCord, WA. Senior Military Science Instructor at Illinois State University, Bradley University, and Illinois Wesleyan University.

 1SG Rodriguez’s Military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Artic Light Individual Training Course, Master Resilience Training Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Observer Controller Academy, Drill Sergeant School, Air Assault Course, 1SG Course, and Senior Leader Instructor Course. 1SG Rodriguez civilian education includes a Certification from Western Kentucky University in Organizational Leadership and Instructional Design. 

 1SG Rodriguez’s Awards and decoration include The Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), The Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), The Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), The Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), The National Defense Medal (w/ Bronze Star Device), Iraq Campaign Medal w/2 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Noncommissioned Officers Development Ribbon (w/numeral 3), The Army Service Ribbon, The  Overseas Service Ribbon (w/numeral 4), The Drill Sergeant Badge, Air Assault Badge. He is a Member of the Order of Saint Barbara. 

1SG Rodriguez is married to Vanessa Rodriguez of Ponce, Puerto Rico and has two daughters Stephany and Tiffany Rodriguez. 


First Sergeant (Retired) Julio Rodriguez (309) 477-4379/4382