NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Spc. Joshuah Gregory, a Nashville resident, and Middle Tennessee State University alumnus, completed the U.S Army’s basic combat training and advanced individual training as a signal support systems specialist in the Tennessee Army National Guard earlier this year, according to a Guard news release.
Gregory enlisted in the Tennessee National Guard in July 2021. Four months later, he reported to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, to learn basic soldier skills such as squad maneuvers, physical fitness, land navigation, military etiquette, and military tactics. Following his completion of basic training, Gregory reported to Fort Gordon, Georgia, to complete advanced individual training at the U.S. Army’s Cyber School.
“I joined the National Guard because I wanted to reach my full potential and become the best version of myself while advancing my career opportunities,” said Gregory in the release. “I wanted the best training to prepare myself in the world of information technology, and I wanted to be a part of an organization that provided those specific opportunities.”
Gregory is now assigned to Murfreesboro’s 269th Military Police Company. However, he plans to attend Officer Candidate School in the coming months.
“My goal is to ultimately become a commissioned officer in the military,” Gregory said. “I plan to pursue my Ph.D. at Meharry Medical College while continuing to serve in the Tennessee National Guard.”
Gregory holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from MTSU and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. He plans to utilize the education benefits the National Guard provides to further assist him as he continues his education.