SGM Sharita Onugha is a native of Elkhart, Indiana. She entered the United States Army in April 1996 out of Kokomo, IN and attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, GA where she earned the MOS 25Q, Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Operator. She later earned the MOS 25B, Information Technology Specialist.
SGM Onugha’ s duty assignments include Team Chief, C Co 307th Signal Battalion, South Korea; Personnel Service Sergeant, 124th Signal BN; Fort Hood, TX; Analysis Team Sergeant, 24th Support Group, Fort Stewart, GA; Info Sys Team Chief, HHC/MMC DISCOM 2nd INF DIV, Camp Casey, South Korea; Advanced Leader Course Senior Small Group Leader, Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE) Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Fort Gordon, GA; Senior Drill Sergeant, 447th and 551st Signal BN, Fort Gordon, GA; COMSEC Custodian, S6 Section Chief and First Sergeant HHC, 3rd BSTB (FWD IZ), 3rd IBCT, 25th ID, First Sergeant F Co 2-27th Infantry Battalion, 3rd IBCT, 25th ID Schofield Barracks, HI; Information Systems Chief, 32nd AAMDC G6, First Sergeant, A Co, 86th Signal BN and HHC, 86th Signal BN Fort Bliss, TX; Information Systems Chief, 8th Army G6, Yongsan, South Korea; Signal Enlisted Development College SGM, Senior Information Systems Chief for the Office Chief of Signal (OCOS), U.S. Army Signal School, and the CCoE G-3/5/7 SGM Fort Gordon, GA.
SGM Onugha’ s civilian and military education includes, Noncommissioned Officer Education System through Sergeants Major Course; Master Resilience Training, Drill Sergeant School; Total Army Instructor Training, Senior Trainer Managers Course, Combatives I and II, and the Company Commander and First Sergeant Course. Throughout her military career, she certified as a Microsoft Specialist, CISCO CCNA, Security +, and Network Plus.
SGM Onugha earned an Associate’s Degree in General Studies, Bachelors of Science in Management, Masters in Business Management from University of Phoenix, and Science of Well-Being Certification with Yale University.
SSGM Onugha’ s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (3 silver knot), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (bronze numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (bronze numeral 3), Combat Action Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge. She is a recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara Award and the Bronze Order of Mercury.
SGM Onugha is married to CW3 Obinna Onugha and they have one daughter, Trinity Onugha, 10 years old.