SFC Hanson is a 19D Cavalry Scout and has served in various positions from Troop First Sergeant to Squad Leader. SFC Hanson has served on deployments to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Uphold Democracy on the Island of Haiti, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. SFC Hanson has completed Drill Sergeant School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster Course, Combatives Level I and II, NBC Defense Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders course. His awards and Decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Army Achievement Medal (6th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award). SFC Hanson is the MSIII level instructor.