Staff Sergeant Patrick Gainey

Phone: 706-879-5183 - Classroom or (470) 635-1553 - Google Voice


Degrees and Certifications:

Excelsior College - Albany, New York A.S. Degree September 2010 US Army Rappel Master Certification Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, GA April 2019 US Army Junior School of Cadet Command (JSOCC) Fort Knox, KY February 2016 US Army JROTC Logistician Certification Fort Monroe, Virginia March 2009

Staff Sergeant Patrick Gainey

SSG Gainey served in the United States Army for 22 years.  His duties took him around the globe to 15 countries and over 30 states.  As an Army Combat Photographer, he covered many areas of training and events. Aerial, investigative, combat training, studio portraiture, parades, award and ceremonial coverage, and news released documentation were some of the assignments he worked on.  He entered Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and began his career from there.  

He attended the Basic Still Photography Course at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado and served in 143rd Signal Battalion; The Visual Information Division in the Pentagon; Senior Still Photographer & NCOIC - Visual Information Branch, US Army Signal Support Company, Berlin Brigade, Berlin Germany; 551st Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Operations Group, Crew Chief - Mobile Video Units, Vulture Team, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California; Operations Section NCO - 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), Fort Meade, Maryland.  Other areas of work involved working with the ABC & CBS affilates in Augusta, Georgia as a news photojournalist.

In his assignments he was awarded the Army Superior Unit Award with OLC Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with "2" device, the Good Conduct Medal (7th award), the Army Occupation Medal - (GERMANY), the Army Achievement Medal (2-OLC), and the Army Commendation Medal (4-OLC), among other notable awards for photography.

He is a graduate of the Army Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) and the Basic Non-Commissioned Officer's Course.  His additional duties required him to teach the Army Drug and Alcohol Abuse Control Program (ADAPCP) to Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers for the Eastern United States and Western Europe.

SSG Gainey has been teaching Army JROTC in Georgia since January 2003.

He is married to the former Patricia Gould of Leominster, Massachussetts.  They have four children Kira, Tara, Nicholas and Matthew in addition to four grandchildren.

His main hobby is traveling on his motorcycle with his wife.