Master Sergeant Anthony Rives is a native of Silver Spring, Maryland. He joined the Army in February, 1997 attending One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, KY to be an Armor crewman.
During his career, MSG Rives served as a 1SG Sergeant for a Tank and Headquarters Company, Brigade EOA and SHARP, Tank Platoon Sergeant, Drill sergeant, Section Leader, Tank Commander and Tank Gunner. He participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom three tours, Operation Desert Spring, and Operation Atlantic Resolve.
MSG Rives has been assigned to the following units: 2nd Battalion 37th Armor Battalion, 1st Armor Division, Ray Barracks Germany, 2nd Battalion 69th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry regiment, Fort Hood, TX, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, SC, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armor Division, Fort Bliss, TX, 2nd Battalion, 8th US Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. He is currently assigned as the Senior Military Instructor at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.
MSG Rives’ military education includes Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Warrior Leaders course, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Course, Drill Sergeant School, SHARP Course, Combatives level I, Hazmat Course, He is currently working on a Bachelors Degree in Business administration, from UMUC.
Master Sergeant Rives’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (5 knots), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, NCOES Ribbon(3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Award, Drill Sergeant Badge, Drivers Badge Track. He is also a member of Sergeant Audie Murphy.
1SG Rives has been married to his wife Allison for 12 years.