MSG Donald G. Ramey
Senior Military Science Instructor SMSI,
University of Alaska, Anchorage
MSG Ramey initially joined the National Guard in the state of Virginia. Several years later, he enlisted Active Duty. MSG Ramey has traveled to several countries during his tenure in the Army. His most memorable times are training soldiers and mentoring them as they developed into Leaders. MSG Ramey has also coached, mentored and trained several Rangers as a prestigious US Army Ranger Instructor.
MSG Ramey previous assignments include Rifleman, Squad leader in Alpha Company 2nd BN 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg North Carolina. He also served a Squad leader in Charlie Company 1st BN 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment Fort Richardson Alaska. After leaving Fort Richardson he was sent to Fort Benning GA, and was further assigned as a Ranger instructor with the 5th Ranger Training BN, Dahlonega Georgia. MSG Ramey later PCSed to the 501st in Fort Richardson, Alaska and was assigned to Alpha company as a platoon sergeant. While serving as platoon leader with Alpha 1st 501st PIR MSG Ramey terminated his service to Active Duty and joined the Alaska Army National Guard where he served as a Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course instructor with the 207th Regional Training Institute, Fort Richardson Alaska. His last assignment prior to ROTC Instructor at University Alaska was G3 Plans NCOIC for the Alaska Army National Guard.
MSG Ramey currently holds several awards and decorations to include; Bronze Star Metal, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Afghanistan Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Metal, Non-Commissioned Officers Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral.
While leading Soldiers, MSG Ramey simultaneously earned the arduous Ranger Tab, Sapper Tab, Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge. Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and Expert Infantryman’s Badge.
MSG Ramey is married to Kelly Ramey and has a son, DJ.