Sergeant Major James D. Sanguins
Command Sergeant Major, 22nd Military Police Battalion (CID)
SGM James D. Sanguins hails from Bozeman, MT.
Sergeant Major Sanguins entered the US Army in February 1995 and attended One Station Unit Training for Military Policeman at Fort McClellan, AL. In 1998, he applied for and was accepted to the CID Special Agent program. Throughout his military career, SGM Sanguins has served in a variety of duty positions including CID Investigator, Drug Suppresion Team Chief, Detachment Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Battalion Sergeant Major.
SGM Sanguins’ stateside assignments include White Sands Missile Range, NM; Fort Bliss, TX; Fort Belvoir, VA; Fort Carson, CO; Fort Hood, TX; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. His overseas assignments and deployments include Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea; Bagram, Afghanistan; and Camp Victory, Iraq. SGM Sanguins is a combat veteran of both OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
SGM Sanguins’ military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (Commandant’s List); Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (Commandant’s List); and First Sergeant Course; currently enrolled in the non-resident United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 39; Special Reaction Team Training; CID Special Agent Course; Protective Services Training; Antiterrorism and Evasive Driving Course; Advanced Crime Scenes Investigative Techniques Course; Child Abuse and Prevention Course; Instructor Training Course; Major Crime Management Course at the Canadian Police College; and the Fire Arson Investigation Course at the National Fire Academy. Sergeant Major Sanguins has 110 semester hours towards a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Montana State University.
SGM Sanguins’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (One Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (Four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (One Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), the Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), the Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Badge. SGM Sanguins is also a recipient of the Military Police Regimental Association Order of the Marechaussee (Bronze).