SFC Joaquin Bethea

SFC Joaquin Bethea

  • SFC Joaquin Bethea, USA (RET)

    Present Assignment:                     

    R. J. Reynolds High School
    Senior Army Instructor
    301 Hawthorne Road,
    Winston-Salem, NC 27104
    (336) 703-4156 (Work)

    Total Years of Service:

    Innovative, dynamic and agile military professional with over 23 years of extensive experience in managing and coordinating personnel, assets, programs associated with health, wellness, morale and welfare of military members and their families.

    Holds degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy;with a focus in veteran issues, Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, suicide prevention, addictions and substance abuse counselling.

    Core Competencies:

    Executive Leadership

    Ethics & Critical Thinking

    Veteran Issues & Benefits

    Health & Wellness

    Family & Couples Therapy

    Case Management

    Motivational Interviewing

    Conflict Management

    Substance Abuse Prevention

    Superior Communication

    Research Methodologies

    Leveraging Diversity

    Training & Presenting

    Influencing / Negotiating

    Regulatory Compliance

    Resilience / Flexibility

    Suicide Prevention

    Financial Counselling

    Stress Reduction Therapies

    Post-Traumatic Stress & TBI


    • Won top recruiter of the year & top high school senior recruiter of the year for his battalion. Conducted proactive recruiting and talent sourcing operations to meet the workforce and succession planning needs of the US Military, in defense of the nation, by recruiting more than 90 high-quality men and women to serve in mission critical roles. Recruiting duties and roles covered an area of more than 300 square miles with a population of around 20,000 people in a metropolitan and rural setting.


    Awarded more than 14 awards and commendations—including a Unit Presidential Citation—for meritorious service and exceptional service and dedication to duty.


    1SG, HHD 53rd Transportation Battalion, Fort Eustis, Virginia

    Platoon Sergeant, 364th  82nd  Sustainment Support Services Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina                        

    Distribution Platoon Sergeant, 302nd Combat Support Battalion Forward, Camp Casey, Korea                            

    Section & Platoon Sergeant, 3/82 Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina                                                            

    Section Sergeant, 226th Combat Service Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia                                                      

    Volunteer Positions:

    Sexual Harassment Assault Response Coordinator                                                                                                                      

    Pregnancy Post-Partum Instructor Trainer, United States Army                                                                                               

    Unit Master Trainer, United States Army                                                                                                                                                

    Sexual Harassment Assault Response Program Victim Advocate (SHARP VA), United States Army                    

    Master Resiliency Trainer, United States Army                                                                                                                                

    Equal Opportunity Advisor, United States Army                                                                                                   

    Inspector General Non-Commissioned Officer, United States Army                                                                                   

    Basic Army Instructor, United States Army                                                                                                              

    Professional Associations:

    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt                                                                                                                                       

    International Society of Logistic (SOLE)                                                                                                                   

    Dept of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program                                                                       

    American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)                                                           

    Charter Member of Pi Chapter, Delta Kappa International Marriage & Family Therapy Honor Society        

    Charter Member of Chi Sigma Lota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society                         

    Education, Training and Certifications:

    2017        Master of Science, Marriage & Family Therapy (currently in internship phase, expected grad Dec 17),  Capella   University, Minnesota

    2013        Bachelor Degree, Psychology, Excelsior College, Albany, New York

    Personal Interests:

    Health & Fitness:  Maintain peak fitness through weights, running, gym workouts, cross-fit and hiking

    Passions: Passionate about family, giving back & providing support to those suffering, to veterans and families

    Guiding Philosophy:             “Your attitude determines your altitude”. —Joaquin Bethea



Last Modified on August 21, 2021