MSG Juan C. Bernal enlisted into the army on September 24, 2002 and graduated OSUT from Fort Benning, GA as an Infantry Mortarman.
Upon completion of OSUT he was assigned to 1st Calvary Division, 3rd Brigade, HHC 1-9 CAV in Fort Hood, Texas from 2002-2005 where he deployed in support of operation Iraqi Freedom. MSG Bernal served as an Infantryman, machine gunner, and team leader. Next, MSG Bernal was assigned to 11th ACR, HHT 2-11 ACR, Fort Irwin, CA from 2006-2009 MSG Bernal served as section leader and platoon sergeant. In 2009, MSG Bernal PCS’D to Fort Jackson, SC and served as a drill sergeant. In 2011, MSG Bernal PCS’D to Fort Lewis, WA and was assigned to 2nd BN 357 Regiment, MSG Bernal served as a Senior Observer Controller/Trainer and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. MSG Bernal served as an assistant S3 trainer, mentor and advisor for first army, division west trainer mentor team. In 2013, MSG Bernal PCS’D to Fort Wainwright, AK and was assigned to 5th squadron, 1st cavalry regiment where he served as a platoon sergeant and first sergeant. In 2016, MSG Bernal OCS’D to Los Angeles, CA and is currently assuming duties as the senior military science instructor for the USC Trojan ROTCS program.
MSG Bernal’s awards include: The Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commedation Medal with 3 OLC, Army achievement medal with 1 silver and 1 bronze OLC, good conduct medal 5th award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 1 campaign star, Afganistan Campaign Medal with 2 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Servive and Expeditionary Medal with 1 Service Star, NATO Medal with 1 Service Star. Included are his combat infantryman badge, expert infantryman badge, and airborne badge, air assault badge, drill sergeant Badge.
MSG Bernal’s schools include BLC, ALC, SLC, Drill Sergeant, Total Army Instructor Training, Combative level 2, Cold Weather Leaders Course, CLS, EO, SHARP, IMLC. He is married to his wide Juana Bernal and they have 3 children, Erick, Elena, and Evelyn.
Phone: (213) 740-0374