Details of the Reserve Component National Securities Course

March 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Reserve Component National Securities Course

Sherb Sentell III serves his community as the Minden-Ward 1 City Judge and serves the nation as a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. Sherb Sentell III has graduated from a number of military schools and advanced courses, including the Reserve Component National Security Course in Washington, DC.

Over the course of two weeks, the Reserve Component National Security Course teaches participants the skills that they need to lead in joint command positions. Students prepare for roles in intergovernmental and multinational settings, as well as in joint national security situations. The interactive workshop includes seminars, lectures, and discussions as well as site visitation and a national crisis response simulation. This simulative exercise invites participants to apply a range of diplomatic, military, and other metrics to allocate power in a way that advances national interests.

The program is open to senior officers and senior warrant officers as well as senior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and civilians of grade designation GS-13 and higher. Service members must demonstrate potential for higher levels of leadership, though individuals who have completed the course in the past are not eligible. Interagency professionals and partners of the US Defense and National Security Industry may contact course staff for specific eligibility information.


About the Bronze Star Medal

March 11, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Bronze Star Medal

As Minden-Ward 1 City Judge in Minden, Louisiana, Sherb Sentell III draws on more than 21 years of experience practicing law. Sherb Sentell III has also served in the United States military for over 26 years and is a recipient of two Bronze Star Medals.

Originally authorized in 1944, the Bronze Star Medal recognizes a member of any service branch for notable service or exceptional heroism. The act must take place in the context of ground combat and must relate to movements against an armed opponent who is an enemy of the nation. Heroic acts that do not qualify for the Silver Star may be eligible for the Bronze Star, as may service with distinction that is not at a level required for Legion of Merit honors.

Made in the shape of a five-pointed star, the medal measures 1.5 inches from tip to tip. A small raised star lies in the center with points extending toward the tips of the outer star, which is sculpted with 10 rays extending outward. The standard medal bears the recipient’s name as well as the words “Heroic or Meritorious Achievement,” though it may also carry a bronze “V” device for valor if the award recognizes heroism in combat.

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