October 23, 2012
BORN: September 21, 1970
HOMETOWN: Orange Park, FL
ENTERED SERVICE: 1993
UNITS: 3rd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment; 3rd Bn., 20th SFG (A); 2nd Bn., 3rd SFG (A); U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School; 1st Bn., 3rd SFG (A).
MILITARY TRAINING: Basic Airborne Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Jungle Operations Training Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course, Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course, the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, Special Operations Target Interdiction Course, Jumpmaster Course, Warrant Officer Basic Course, and the Special Forces Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification Course.
DEPLOYMENTS: Afghanistan (5); Iraq (1)
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: Bronze Star Medal (2), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3), the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2), the Army Service Ribbon, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Basic Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces Tab. He was posthumously awarded another Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Purple Heart Medal.
SURVIVED BY: Wife, Maggie Duskin; sons: Nathan and his wife, Jennifer, and Jacob; daughter, Alexis; grandson, Lucas; his parents, George & Claire Duskin; and sister, Ann Duskin-Chauffe and her husband, Ryan.
We lost Chief Duskin to small arms fire in Afghanistan.
Special Forces Assistant Detachment Commander