Command Sergeant Major Hector D. Santiago-Perez enlisted as a Radiology Technician. He attended basic training at Fort Leonardwood MO., and advanced individual training in San Antonio TX. He held every leadership position from team leader to Troop CSM and most recently served as the WBAMC Clinical SGM.
His previous assignments include Radiology NCO and Retention NCO, 369th CSH, PR; Radiology NCO and Team Leader, BAMC, TX; ANCOIC Diagnostic Radiology, TAMC, HI; NCOIC, Radiology, JTF-Bravo, HO; Clinical Coordinator/Training NCO, TAMC, HI; Small Group Leader (SGL), NCOA, HI; NCOIC, Diagnostic Radiology, TAMC, HI; NCOIC Diagnosis, MAMC, WA; Sr. Operations NCO, WRMC, WA; Sr. SGL, AMEDD NCOA, TX; NCOIC Information Operations, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Combined Joint Operations Cell, AF; Sr. OPS NCO, 264th Medical Battalion, TX; NCOIC, Radiology, WAMC, NC; 1SG, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg NCOA; 1SG, C 264th MED BN, JBSA, SATX.
CSM Santiago’s military education includes PLDC (PT award), BNCOC (PT award), ANCOC (Leadership Award), Battle Staff NCO Course (Commandant’s List), First Sergeant Course (Commandant’s List and Leadership Award), Total Army Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, Air Assault Course and is a graduate of the United States Sergeants Major Academy Class 67 (Commandant’s List). His civilian education includes Masters of Science in Management Summa Cum Laude from Excelsior, Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude from TUI and Associates in Supervisory Leadership Summa Cum Laude from Hawaii Pacific University.
His awards and decorations include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Expert Field Medical Badge, Air Assault badge and various other awards. He placed 8th of 32 teams during the 2012 Best Medic Competition and is a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit.