Tracy enlisted in the Army Reserve in December,1985 and was assigned to Co. D, 321st Engineer Battalion in Twin Falls, Idaho. In the summer of 1986 he attended basic training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and was awarded the MOS of 12B, Combat Engineer.
In 1987 Tracy moved to Moscow, Idaho to attend the University of Idaho. He transferred to the 907th Engineer Platoon, Fire Fighting where he was awarded the second MOS of 51M, Fire Fighter. While a member of the 907th, Tracy held the positions of Assistant Team Chief and Team Chief. He served in Honduras in support of humanitarian operations there in 1989, and was deployed to Iraq in support of the Gulf War. After the Gulf War, Tracy accepted the opportunity to go back to training and was awarded the MOS of 91B (now 91W), Combat Medic. Tracy continued to serve with the 907th until 1993.
In 1993, Tracy transferred to Spokane, Washington and joined the 104th Division Drill Sergeant's unit where he served until the summer of 1994.
Tracy and his family moved to Boise, Idaho in 1994. He joined the 6224th Army Reserve Training School where he became an instructor for the 91B, Combat Medic, course. In order to become instructor certified, Tracy attended the BFITC, Instructor Training Course, after which he was awarded the 'H' identifier as a certified instructor.
In 1997,with the reorganization of the military, Tracy was transferred to the 9th Battalion, 104th Division, headquartered in Camp Parks, California.As a Staff Sergeant,Tracy served as the Course Director for the State of Idaho for the 91B course until 1999 when he transferred to the Idaho Army National Guard.
Tracy was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, General Studies, of the 204th Regiment, as an instructor for ANCOC, the Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course. To be qualified for this position, Tracy attended SGI, the small group instruction course and went through a one year mentorship program, after which he was certified as an instructor by the US Army Sergeants Major Academy in Fort Bliss, Texas. In 2002, Tracy was certified as the Senior Small Group Leader for ANCOC by the US Army Sergeants Major Academy.
In 2004, Tracy was transferred to Co. C, 116th Engineer Battalion, 116 Brigade as the Operations NCO in support of OIF III. Tracy served in this position through training at Ft. Bliss, Texas and Ft. Polk, Louisiana. Once in Iraq, the mission of the engineers changed and Tracy became a member of a team that oversaw the reconstruction of Iraq for the Brigade area. Tracy served in this position until the end of 2005 when the Brigade returned to Idaho.
Tracy transferred back to 3rd Battalion where he served until March of 2007 when he Honorably retired as an E7, Sergeant First Class.
Army Good Conduct
Army Reserve Achievement
Southwest Asia Service
Global War on Terrorism
Armed Forces Reserve
Kuwait Liberation (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation (Kuwait)
NCO Professional Development
Army Overseas Service
Army Reserve Overseas Training
Idaho NG Reenlistment
Idaho NG Service
Deployments; • OIF - 2004-2005 • Gulf War - 1990-1991 • Honduras, Task Force 164 - 1989