Phone: 830-591-2950 ext. 6142
Degrees and Certifications:
Associates in General Studies from American Military University, Naval Science Instructor Certified Via United States Navy, Marksman and Hand to Hand Combat certified Via United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Kenneth Childs (MSgt USMC retired)
Master Sergeant Ken Childs was born in San Antonio, Texas to Jimmie and Linda Childs. Master Sergeant Childs has a wife Teresa, two children Ashley and Dustin, and two older sisters Cyndee and Kim. Ken Childs was educated at Robert E. Lee high school in San Antonio, Texas where he played football, wrestled and ran track. Ken Childs joined the Marine Corps in December 1994 were he graduated honorably as a Private First Class. He was assigned the Marine Occupational Specialty MOS of 2841 Ground Radio Repairmen and attended school in Twenty-nine Palms, California. In spring 1995 Private First Class Childs graduated top of his class, and was promoted to Lance Corporal. Lance Corporal Childs transferred to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was quickly recognized as a meritorious caliber Marine, and was placed on meritorious boards, and billets of higher responsibility by his superiors. He was promoted to Corporal and assigned to a Marksmanship Training unit becoming a range coach. He spent the next year at Second Force Service Support Group Marksmanship Unit, training Marines in honing their pistol and rifle expertise. He was soon promoted to Sergeant and placed as the radio platoon sergeant. In summer of 1999 Sergeant Childs transferred back to Twenty-nine Palms, California for his career progression school where he once again graduated with top honors. Sergeant Childs was selected to the rank of Staff Sergeant and asked to stay as an instructor and create the new Ground Electronics Maintenance Course MOS 2862. Teaching his MOS made Staff Sergeant Childs one of the most knowledgeable Marines in his Occupation Field. After his tour at Twenty-nine Palms was complete he was once again was selected for promotion to Gunnery Sergeant and transferred to Okinawa, Japan. While on Okinawa Gunnery Sergeant Childs deployed twice, once to Zamboanga, Philippines for Joint Special Operations-Philippines, and to Afghanistan on an Embedded Training Team. Gunnery Sergeant Childs’ next duty station was Inspector and Instructor Duty Cincinnati, Ohio. Three years later Gunnery Sergeant Childs was given orders to Cherry Point, North Carolina, and was assigned to Marine Wing Squadron 28 where he deployed almost immediately to Camp Leatherneck in southern Afghanistan. Upon his return from deployment he was transferred to Electronics Maintenance Company, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for a year and quickly promoted to Master Sergeant. Master Sergeant Childs received orders to Marine Special Operations Command where he spent four and a half years learning to be a Special Operations Capable-Communicator. Master Sergeant Childs’ last duty station was Marine Logistics Group G-6. MSgt Childs retired from G-6 after nearly 26 years of honorable service.
Master Sergeant served as a youth and high school wrestling coach in the community of Swansboro, North Carolina for the past ten years, and was recognized by the Swansboro and surrounding chambers of commerce as the Military Volunteer Service Member of the year.
Master Sergeant Childs additional Military Occupational Specialties include, Combat Marksmanship Trainer, Close Combat Instructor, Martial Arts Instructor, and Curriculum Developer Instructor.
Master Sergeant Childs’ decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and various other unit awards and campaign medals.