SAN DIEGO, CA, U.S.A.
SFC, HHC, 2ND BN, 75TH RANGER REG(AIRBORNE),JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA
10/22/2011, ZHARI DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN
Kristoffer Domeij was born October 5, 1982 in Santa Ana, CA. After graduating from Rancho Bernardo High School in 2000, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in July, 2001.
At 14 deployments, SFC Domeij holds the record for the Soldier with the most deployments to be killed in action. He was also one of the first U.S. Army ground soldiers qualified to coordinate Air Force and Navy air attacks as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller. SFC Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
SFC Domeij was a Ranger Joint Terminal Attack Controller.
SFC Domeij completed Basic Combat Training and Fire Support Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Okla. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program at Fort Benning.
Following graduation from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, Domeij was assigned to Co. C, 2nd BN., 75th Ranger Regiment in 2002 where he served as a Forward Observer. He also served in Headquarters and Headquarters Co. (HHC), as a Reconnaissance Joint Terminal Attack Controller, Co., B as the Fire Support Non-commissioned Officer, and again in HHC as the Battalion Fires Support Non-commissioned Officer.
SFC Domeij was also a Joint Terminal Attack Controller – Evaluator and was one of the first Army qualified JTAC’s, training which is usually reserved for members of the Air Force.
SFC Domeij’s military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, the Warrior Leader’s Course, the Advanced Leader’s Course, the Senior Leader’s Course, U.S. Army Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Joint Firepower Control Course, and Joint Fires Observer Course.
Kristoffer was a technically and tactically competent Joint Terminal Attack Controller and veteran of a decade of deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan and hundreds of combat missions. His ability to employ fire support platforms made him a game changer on the battlefield—an operator who in real terms had the value of an entire strike force on the battlefield,” said COL Mark W. Odom, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment.
As a Ranger, SFC Domeij selflessly lived his life for others and distinguished himself as a member of the Army’s premier direct action raid force and fought valiantly as he served his fellow Rangers and our great Nation.