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Seth Howell Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
JROTC- Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science



20 years service in the United States Army as an Infantryman

1 year teaching middle grade Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences.

2 years teaching high school U.S. History, World History, Economics, Government, and Physical Science

8 years teaching Army JROTC


1SG (R) Seth R. Howell

Army Instructor Americus Sumter High School

1SG Seth R. Howell, hails from Port St. Joe, Florida. He joined the Army as an Infantryman in 1987. 1SG Howell served in a wide variety of assignments throughout his 20 year career. His first assignment was 1st Battalion 7th Infantry as a riflemen, dragon gunner, Bradley gunner, and company training NCO. He next served with 2nd Battalion 7th Infantry at Ft. Stewart, GA as a Bradley gunner and dismounted team leader from 1989-1991. After returning from the Persian Gulf War he was reassigned to the 124th Military Intelligence Battalion as a Long Range Surveillance Team Leader from 1991-1994. In 1994 he transferred to Ft Campbell Kentucky where he served as a weapons squad leader and later as a scout sniper squad leader with 2nd Battalion 187 Infantry. In 1997 he transferred to the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barrack’s Hawaii serving as a weapons squad leader, support platoon sergeant, and rifle platoon sergeant in 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry. He returned to the home of the Infantry in 2001 to perform duties as a Black Hat (Airborne Instructor) at the Airborne School at FT. Benning and later served as the Operations NCOIC for the 1st Battalion 507th PIR. In 2004 he was reassigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry (AASLT) at Camp Casey South Korea. He served there as a platoon sergeant and first sergeant with the battalion and was deployed to Ramadi, Iraq with the 2-2 BCT. Upon returning from Iraq 1SG Howell redeployed to FT Carson, Colorado with his unit. He was later reassigned to Head Quarters and Headquarters Company 7th Infantry Division as the First Sergeant. He retired from the Army in February 2007.

1SG Howell then began his career in education. He taught middle school science and high school social studies at Webster County High School in Preston, GA from 2007-2010, where he also coached football, baseball, and wrestling. He then taught one year at Randolph Southern School in Shellman, GA teaching physical science and social studies; and coaching Football and baseball. First Sergeant Howell has currently been serving as an Army Instructor for Americus Sumter High School in Americus, GA since 2010’

His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Sniper School, Pathfinder School, Air Assault School Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Ranger School.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Thomas Edison State University and is certified to teach middle school science and high school history.

1SG Howell’s decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), The Army Commendation Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with one silver oak leaf cluster), The Army Good Conduct Medal (with 1 silver knot), the National Defense Service Medal (with 1 star), The Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 2 stars), the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Combat Infantryman’s Badge (with star), Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

First Sergeant Howell currently resides in Americus, GA with his wife Dr. Patricia Howell.