Command Sergeant Major Alex Kupratty entered the U.S. Army in 1996 and attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was trained as an Infantryman.
Upon completion of his initial training, Command Sgt. Maj. Kupratty attended Airborne School and volunteered to assess in the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP). His first duty assignment was with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, where he served as Rifleman, Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant.
His subsequent assignments included the Regimental Special Troops Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia, where he served as the RASP 2 Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge; 3rd Ranger Battalion, where he served as an Operations Sergeant and then as Rifle Company First Sergeant; and Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Company, where he served as the First Sergeant and the Regimental Operations Sergeant Major. His next move was to the 25th Infantry Division where he served as the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment Command Sergeant Major. His last assignment was as the 2nd Ranger Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
Command Sgt. Maj. Kupratty deployed multiple times throughout his career, supporting Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Freedom’s Sentinel. He completed the following military courses: RASP 1; Basic Airborne Course; Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Military Mountaineer Course, SERE Level C, and each level of Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development including the Joint Special Operations Forces Enlisted Academy.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 silver oak leaf cluster, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1 silver oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, and Pathfinder Badge.
Command Sgt. Maj. Kupratty and his wife Megan have two children, Gabriel and Zoe.