MSG (R) Leroy Petry was born on July 29, 1979 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1999; something he wanted to do since he was seven years old.
He has deployed eight times in support of the Global War on Terror with two tours to Iraq and six to Afghanistan.
His awards and decorations include the Medal of Honor, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 3 Combat Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with Three campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Valorous Unit Award. He was also inducted into the Distinguished Members of the 75th Ranger Regiment and the Ranger Hall of Fame in June of 2017.
MSG (R) Petry and his wife Ashley have four children, Brittany, Austin, Reagan and Landon. He is currently enrolled in college with goals to earn a degree in business management and own his own business. In addition he is on several boards: AUSA counsel of trustees, GE Veteran’s Network (advisory), Boulder Crest Retreat, Halo for Freedom Foundation, Senior Advisor- Horses for Heroes NM, Patriot Project, Spokesman for Warrior Call, and works as a warrior liaison for Feherty’s Troops First Foundation all geared to improving the lives of veterans and our military.