St. Croix soldier promoted to command sergeant major for V.I. National Guard


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Master Sgt. Roy Vialet was promoted to the rank of command sergeant major of the Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Virgin Islands National Guard on Friday.

Vialet was born on St. Croix, is a 1980 graduate of St. Croix Central High School and holds two degrees from the University of the Virgin Islands.

He began his career in 1980, enlisting in the V.I. National Guard. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007 with the 651st MSA Co., where he was assigned to the Personnel Security Detachment and was responsible for the protection of high-ranking generals, admirals, Iraqi sheiks and Vice President Dick Cheney and his family.

Vialet has been awarded numerous medals, including the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal Campaign Star, Humanitarian Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Virgin Islands Meritorious Service Medal and Virgin Islands Commendation Medal.

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