Every Friday we will be doing a spotlight on one of our ambassadors or athletes to keep you up to date on the people we have representing the brand. Today's spotlight is on Staff Sergeant Mathieu Barber, we are honored to have active military as well as veterans who have served representing our brand.
We'd also like to take a moment to recognize Mathieu's recent accomplishment of winning 1st place at a regional Crossfit competition! Proud to have him representing our brand!
Here is a little bit more about Mathieu Barber:
Staff Sergeant Mathieu V. Barber was born in Vermont but grew up in Oregon. He enlisted in the United States Army in March of 2008 and completed 19D OSUT at Fort Knox, KY. After completion of OSUT he was awarded the MOS of 19D, Cavalry Scout.
Staff Sergeant Barber’s positions include Cavalry Scout, Squad Leader, and Section Sergeant, B Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, Camp Hovey, Korea; HHC, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO; Section Leader B Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Knox, KY; He is currently serving as a Small Group Instructor for the Armor Advanced Leader Course. He has served two deployments in Operation Iraqi Freedom and one deployment in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sergeant Barber’s military education includes the Master Resilience Course, Equal Opportunity Course, Tactical Certification Course, Master Fitness Course, Combatives Level 1 and 2, Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course and the Maneuver Senior Leader Course. He is currently pursuing a degree in Health and Sciences with a emphasis on body mechanics and concentration in coaching.
Staff Sergeant Barbers awards include the Army Accommodation Medal (3 OLC) Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal (w/campaign star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 2) and the Combat Action Badge.
SSG Barber is married to Cristi Barber and has one daughter, Lillian Barber and a son to arrive in late May Maddox Mathieu Barber.
Thank you for your service Mathieu and thank you for representing Not Dead Yet Apparel, we are honored to have you on the team.