Ralph E. Sparks

Ralph E. Sparks

Ralph E. Sparks

Colonel Ralph E. Sparks was commissioned a Field Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 5-80, 5 December 1980. His first duty assignment was as Fire Support Team Chief, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, Fort Riley, Kansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battalion Fire Support Officer, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battery Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, Fort Riley, Kansas; Personnel Staff Officer, Headquarters Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Manpower Control Officer, Headquarters Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Manpower Officer, Army Reserve Personnel Center, Saint Louis, Missouri; Manpower Officer, United States Army Reserve Command, Atlanta, Georgia; Data Manager, Office of the Chief Army Reserve, Pentagon, District of Columbia; Chief Staff Action Control Officer, Office of the Chief Army Reserve, Pentagon, District of Columbia; Chief Full Time Support Requirements Branch, United States Army Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Chief Integration Division, United States Army Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Assistant Deputy Force Structure Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Pentagon, District of Columbia; Deputy Director, Full Time Support Directorate, United States Army Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia. | His awards and decoration include: Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ Service Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ Hour Glas), Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Army Staff Badge.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Deputy Director | Full Time Support Directorate | United States Army Reserve Command | Fort McPherson, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Meritorious Service Medal

  • Year Inducted

    2007

  • Branch Of Service

    Field Artillery

  • HF ID #

    HF_02410