John Massey

Tomb Position

Assistant Sergeant of the Guard, Commander of the Relief

Tomb Relief


Highest Military Rank

Staff Sergeant (current)

Tomb Dates

Sep 2015 - Mar 2017

Society Membership

Lifetime Member

Home City / State

Virginia Beach, VA

Current City / State

Washington D.C., VA

Units & Campaigns

543rd Military Police Company (Iraq 2006-2008)
8th Military Working Dog Detachment (Afghanistan 2009-2010 & 2011-2012)
947th Military Working Dog Detachment (February 2013-September 2013)
289th Military Police Company (September 2013-April 2015)
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (April 2015-March 2017)
Military Security Force, The Pentagon (April 2017-July 2018)
194th Military Police Company (September 2018-Current)

Awards & Decorations

Army Commendation Medal with Valor
Army Commendation Medal (4 Bronze Oakleaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Citation
Army Good Conduct Medal (x3)
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (x2 Campaign stars)
Iraq Campaign Medal (x2 Campaign stars)
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (x3)
Non-Article 5 Nato Medal
Tomb Guard Identification Badge
United States Army Joint Staff Badge
Combat Action Badge
Air Assault Badge
Expert weapons qualification badge

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