Derrick Valentine Barton (born February 11, 1970) is a United States Army sergeant who currently serves in Damarcus, Syria.[2] He previously served in Iraq June 16, 2005 to July 26, 2010. Prior to that, he held multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and special forces. (G1). He assumed his current assignment on August 11, 2017.

Military Career
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Derrick is a native of Harrisville, West Virginia, and enlisted in the United States Army in October 02, 1997. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as an artilleryman at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Derrick’s deployments includes Iraqi Freedom, Inherent Resolve, and Syria War.

Personal Life

Derrick was born to an Estonian father and a white mother (USA). He was just 11 years when both parents died in a car accident..[1] Derrick was married to Sharon Kiener and they both had Esther.



Born:        February 11, 1970, West Virginia.

Allegiance: United States
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of
service: 1997 – present
Deployment Location: Damarcus, Syria
Rank: Master Sergeant
Service Status: ACTIVE
Expected Ending: 2024


Iraq War: 2005 – 2010
Syria War: – 2017 – present