SFC Christopher Bates

SFC Christopher Bates


  • Army National Guard Senior Military Consultant


Sergeant First Class Christopher Bates, National Guard Senior Military Conslutant and Instructor with Michigan Technological University Army ROTC, former Active Duty Infantryman and Combat Engineer with the Michigan Army National Guard, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1997 and the Michigan Army National guard in 2000.

Recent Assignments

  • National Guard Senior Military Conslutant at Michigan Tech
  • Squad Leader for the 1431st SAPPERS — Calumet, MI, 2008-2016
  • Acting Senior Military Instructor Michigan Tech Army ROTC, April 2017 - December 2017
  • Personnel Security Detachment Platoon Sergeant with HHC 107th EN BN, 2007- 2008
  • SFC Bates has served in 3 tours in Iraq

Military Education

  • Army National Guard Recruiting Course
  • Warrior Leaders Course
  • Advanced Leadership Course
  • Army Combatives Course Lv: 1
  • Combat Engineer Course
  • Urban Breacher Course, Army and Air National Guard J-TAC basic course
  • Personnel Recovery and Security Leadership Course
  • Master Resiliency Trainer Course
  • Basic Training Orientation Program Instructor Course

His military awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, Army Reserve Components Overseas training ribbon with numeral 2, Armed Forces Service Medal with bronze hour glass, numeral 2, and “M” device, Michigan Recruiting Ribbon, Michigan State War on Terrorism Medal, Michigan Outside U.S. service Ribbon, Michigan Broadsword Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, National Guard Master Recruiting Badge.