Phone: (256) 851-4560
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S.B.A., Columbia College M.B.A with a minor in HR, Columbia College Graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course, Ft. Stewart, GA Advanced Leadership and Senior Leadership Courses, Ft. Lee, VA Basic Recruiter Course, Ft. Jackson, SC Hazmat Course, Ft. Hood, TX Unit Movement Officers Planners Course and Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Program, Ft. Drum, NY
SSG Matrell Powell
Sparkman 9th Grade/HS School 2018-present
U.S. Army, 20 years
Staff Sergeant Matrell Powell is a native of Greenville, Fl. After graduation from Madison County High School, he enlisted into the Army as a Petroleum Supply Specialist.
As a Petroleum specialist, SSG Powell held various positions from 1996 through 2016 to include Squad Leader with B Co, 2nd BN, 52nd Aviation, (8th Army); Section Sergeant with HQ Co, 2nd BN, 52nd Air Cavalry (1st CAV); Rear Detachment NCOIC and Platoon Sergeant with HHC, 1st BSTB, 10th Mountain Division; Battalion POL Chief 218th FA Battalion (III Corp Artillery); Infantry Observer/Controller with the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC); Support Operations POL Chief, 10th BSB, 10th Mountain Division. SSG Powell served as a detailed Recruiter from 2008 to 2012 with the Madison, AL Recruiting station.
SSG Powell has a bachelor's degree in Business, as well as a Master's degree in Business Administration with a minor in HR. He is also a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course, Ft. Stewart, GA; completed the Advanced Leadership and Senior Leadership Courses, Ft. Lee, VA; and the Basic Recruiter Course, Ft. Jackson, SC; Hazmat Course, Ft. Hood, TX. Unit Movement Officers Planners Course and Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Program, Ft. Drum, NY. His individual awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with 6 Knots, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Overseas Medal, NATO Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Star, Silver Recruiter Badge with three gold stars, Gold Recruiter Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge.
SSG Powell retired in October 2016 after over 20 years active military service. He joined the Senator Battalion at Sparkman High School July 2018 and was proud to become a part of such a great school, faculty, and JROTC program. SSG Powell is married to Travasie Powell and has one son, Javeon.