Battalion Commander Major Santos Arroyo
SFC William S. Ricks was born in Alexander City, AL and graduated from Lewiston High School in Lewiston, ID in 1993. SFC Ricks enlisted in the Army 10 days after graduation. He attended One Station Unit Training at Ft. Benning, GA to become an Infantry man.
SFC Ricks' assignment included: 2nd Ranger Battalion at Ft. Lewis, WA., E Co. 110th. MI(Long Range Surveillance Detachment) at Ft. Drum, NY., 2nd Battalion 5th Infantry Regiment at Schofield Barracks, HI., 2nd Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Ft. Bragg, NC., 2nd Battalion 503rd Infantry regiment (Airborne) at Vicenza, Italy, 2nd Battalion 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment at Ft. Bragg, NC.
He has held numerous leadership positions in the Army to include: Gun Team Leader, Assistant reconnaissance Team Leader, Team Leader, Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant. His awards include: Combat Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and Air Assault Badge, His overseas assignments have been: Haiti, Panama, Mexico, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
SFC Ricks has one daughter currently serving as a Military Police Officer at Ft. Lewis, WA. He is currently married to Patricia Ricks and has 2 daughters living at home