Frederick Nash was born and raised in Colfax, Louisiana and graduated from Montgomery High School in 1990.
Following in his family’s footsteps, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on Oct. 31, 1990, as an (11M) Mechanized Infantry Soldier and completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual training in Fort Benning, Georgia.
His previous assignment positions and deployments include:
• 5th Battalion 15th Infantry Regiment in Schweinfurt, Germany
• 1st Battalion 5th Calvary Regiment in Fort Hood, Texas
• 1st Battalion 26th Infantry Regiment in Schweinfurt, Germany
• Deployment(s) to Bosnia
• Deployment(s) to Macedonia
• Deployment(s) to Kosovo
• 1st Battalion 15th Infantry Regiment in Fort Benning, Georgia
• 2nd Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment South Korea (Camp Casey)
• Noncommissioned Officer Academy Fort Benning, Georgia (Primary Leadership Development Course)
• 2nd Battalion 11th Infantry Regiment Fort Benning, Georgia (Infantry Officer Basic Course)
• Operation Group National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California (Scorpion Team)
• 1st Battalion 37th Armor Regiment in Fort Bliss, Texas
• Deployment(s) to Iraq
• 3rd Battalion 41st Infantry Regiment Fort Bliss, Texas
• San Diego State University San Diego, California (Senior Military Science Instructor)
Nash has held numerous positions ranging from Rifleman, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Section Leader, Platoon Sergeant and Company First Sergeant. He is currently the Human Resource Assistant for St. Mary’s University and University of the Incarnate Word.
His military courses include Combat Life Savers Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Senior Instructor/Writer Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Combative Level 1 Course, Senior Military Science Instructor Course and First Sergeants Course.
Nash, is married to the former Bridgett Williams of Colfax, Louisiana. They have three sons, Brandon, Caleb and Cameron.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (5), Army Achievement Medal (6), Army Good Conduct Medal (8), National Defense Service Medal with 1 star, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (3) and the Expert Infantry Badge.