James T. Reddick Jr., a 2002 graduate of Sandwich High School, has been promoted to the rank of first sergeant in the Army.
A native of Edmund, Oklahoma, who moved to Sandwich in 1989, Reddick joined the Army in 2002 as a multiple launch rocket system crew member. He attended basic combat training and advanced individual training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
His military education includes three levels of the noncommissioned officer education system: the Warrior Leader Course, the Advanced Leaders Course and the Senior Leaders Course. In addition, Reddick completed the Army Basic Instructor Course and the Small Group Leader Instructor Course.
His civilian education includes earning an associate degree in technology through Central Texas College.
Reddick’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Award, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, noncommissioned officer Professional Service Ribbon, Armed Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon.
Reddick is married to Holli K. Spann of Altus, Oklahoma. The couple have two children, Maxx, age 5, and Liza, age 2.