SFC Carlos Navas was born on June 16 1971, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. In 1995 he received an Associate Degree in Business Administration from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and enlisted in the United States Army in 1999. He attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning, Georgia where he was assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd 35th Infantry Battalion and earned the Military Occupational Specialty of 11B, Infantrymen. He then graduated from the United States Airborne School, earning the Silver Wings of a Parachutist. Sergeant First Class Navas’ previous assignments are as follows: 3rd Battalion 505th Parachutist Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC serving as a Rifleman, Grenadier, and Javelin Gunner as part of the Anti-Tank Missile Team and B Company, 2ND Battalion 503rd Infantry in Vicenza, Italy serving as Team Leader, Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, and Operations Sergeant (NCOIC). He then moved to Hohenfels, Germany and was assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Center serving as Observer Controller Trainer to the Timberwolves Team. Sergeant First Class Navas is currently serving as the Assistant Course Director for Military Science 100.
-Fire Team Leader (3-505th PIR, Ft. Bragg)
-Squad Leader (B CO 2-503rd ABN, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza Italy/Iraq)
-Weapons Squad Leader (B CO 2-503rd ABN, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza Italy/ Afghanistan)
-Platoon Sergeant (B CO 2-503rd ABN, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza Italy/ Afghanistan)
-Operations Sergeant (HHC 2-503rd ABN, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza Italy/ Afghanistan)
-Observer Controller (Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Timberwolves Team, Hohenfel’s, Germany)
Deployments: March 2003-April 2004, Operation Iraqi Freedom; February 2005-March 2006, Operation Enduring Freedom VI; May 2007-August 2008, Operation Enduring Freedom VIII; December 2009-November 2010, Operation Enduring Freedom X