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Charles McDevitt

SFC, S3 NCO Instructor,
Military Science

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SFC McDevitt entered the United States Army in September 2003. He attended On Station Training (OSUT) as an infantryman at Fort Benning, GA. Upon completion of OSUT, SFC McDevitt was selected to serve as a member of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment as a Bradley Operator. He drove Bradley’s for the Mechanized Leaders Course, before being reassigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment where he tested out new equipment coming into the Army. After his reenlistment in 2006, SFC McDevitt was assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment 3d BCT, 25th Infantry Division. During his time here, he deployed to Iraq twice, and served as a Fire Team Leader until 2009, wherein SFC McDevitt moved to Fort Bliss, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3d BCT, 1st Armored Division. From 2010 to 2012, SFC McDevitt served as a Infantry Squad Leader and Weapons Squad Leader. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 with this unit as a Weapon Squad Leader. SFC McDevitt was then posted to Fort Stewart, where he was with Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division. Here, he served as a section leader for a heavy weapons company. Upon completion of US Army Drill Sergeant School in 2014, SFC McDevitt reported to Fort Jackson, where he served as a Drill Sergeant and Senior Drill until 2016. In 2016, SFC McDevitt reported to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3d. U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) where he served as the Colors NCO. He was selected for promotion in 2018 for Sergeant First Class, and took over Casket Platoon in Delta Company, 1st Battalion. In 2020, SFC McDevitt was selected to become the Caisson Platoon Sergeant. After completing the Army’s Basic Horsemanship Course, he stepped into the role in the Fall of 2021. During his time in The Old Guard, SFC McDevitt has completed over one hundred missions on horseback, and over 700 in Arlington National Cemetery. Included in these were GEN Colin Powell’s funeral, as well as that of REP Cummings, President Bush, and Senator Dole.