“A noncommissioned officer saved my life by putting his arm around me as he walked me to the behavioral health clinic.” -U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ty Carter
The U.S. Army will host a Facebook chat on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 11:25 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET with the Soldier who encouraged Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ty Carter to get help for his struggles with post-traumatic stress.
You can join the conversation with 1st Sgt. (Ret.) Jonathan G. Hill by visiting the U.S. Army’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/usarmy and commenting in the most-recent thread.
ABOUT FIRST SERGEANT (RET.) JOHNATHAN HILL:
U.S. Army 1st Sgt. (Ret.) Jonathan G. Hill hails from Blacksburg, Virginia and enlisted in the Army on May 26, 1992. He completed his One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky with the title designator of 19 Delta, armor cavalry scout. His assignments were 3-11 Armored Cavalry Regiment, 3-3 Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, 5-15th Cavalry Squadron, 4-4 Infantry Division, and 4-162d Infantry Division. He has served as a dismount, loader, driver, gunner, and commander on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, as well as numerous other combat vehicles. He has served in several leadership roles as squad leader, section sergeant, senior Scout, Senior Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Battalion Command Sergeants major. He has deployed to numerous combat and peace keeping operations in countries such as Kuwait, Bosnia, Croatia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal(2), Army Commendation Medal (5), Army Achievement Medal (7), Good Conduct Medal (6), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Afghanistan Expeditionary Medal with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (5), NATO Medal with 1 Bronze Star, The Order of Saint George (Bronze). Foreign awards the Gold German Schutzenschnur and the Latvian Army Medal of Diligence.
Hill is now retired and spends his time volunteering with a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to veterans and Soldiers.