SFC Cheek is a native of Clarkesville, Georgia. He enlisted in the United States Army on 05 May 2004 and attended Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA. as an active duty Soldier in the Infantry.
Upon completion of Basic Training SFC Cheek became a part of the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY where he served in Bravo Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. While serving in Bravo Company in January of 2005, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Automatic Rifleman. Later, in August 2006, while reassigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Scout Platoon where he again deployed to Iraq and served as a Scout team Radio Telephone Operator and Assistant Team Leader.
On January 2008, SFC Cheek joined Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade Stryker Combat Team, in Schofield Barracks, HI. SFC served as a Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader, and Platoon Sergeant. During this assignment, SFC Cheek deployed to Iraq in 2010, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation New Dawn. In October 2012, SFC Cheek was reassigned to recruiting duty and served as a Recruiter in Silver Spring Recruiting Center, Columbia Company, Baltimore Battalion.
In April 2017, SFC Cheek was later reassigned to Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). While Assigned to 1-33 CAV, SFC Cheek served as Platoon Sergeant and Assistant Operations Non-Commissioned Officer. Upon completion of his duties, SFC Cheek was reassigned and currently serving as a Military Science Instructor for Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
SFC Cheek is the graduate of the United States Army Airborne School, Air Assault School, Army Recruiter Course, Master Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Basic Leader Course, Battle Staff Course, and Command Faculty Development Instructor Course. SFC Cheek also holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: SFC Cheek’s military awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with V device, Army Commendation Medal with OLCs (7th award), Army Achievement Medal, Valorous Unit Award, two Meritorious Unit Commendations, Good Conduct Medal (5 knots), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (Four Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Arm Forces Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Fourth Numeral), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Numeral), Combat Infantry Badge, Recruiters Badge, Parachute Badge, and Air Assault Badge.