United States Marine Corps
5711 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Defense
MWSS-372 Camp Pendleton
TAD to MAG-16 and loaned to 2ND BN 10th Marines for Iraq 2004-2005
Back to 372 for Iraq 2005-2006
USN BROWN WATER PBR 535/531/ DELTA,DMZ,LAOS,CAMBODIA, IN REMEMBRANCE OF BLANKENSHIP WHO GAVE USE STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO KEEP GOING WHEN WE WERE UNDER FIRE,
BM3 Class Wilson ,
Did 2 tours Got hit each tour , Will never forget who we left behind, To those who served with me during the time we were Baby Killers when we came home UP YOURS. If you have not seen war you have not done shit!
Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), spent a total of 26 years on active duty. 13 years in Field Artillery, served in 105mm towed, 155mm SP, 8" SP and commanded a LANCE Missile battery. Also trained as a Middle East/North Africa Foreign Area Officer with a year learning Arabic at DLI followed by 18 months in Tunisia at the Dept of State's advanced Arabic school. Blew out a knee while with 7th ID(L) where is was the Regimental Fire Support Officer with 9th Infantry Regiment with 2/8 FA. Branch transferred to MI where I ultimately served as the G2 for 3ID and commanded with 103rd MI battalion - later became the 101st MI BN when we re-flagged from 3ID to 1 ID. Deployed the bn to Bosnia in '96. Ended up in the Pentagon for my last 6 years ultimately serving as a Division Chief in Army Strategy and Plans. Was in the building on 9/11 when the plane hit - went right under our office. Lucky to get out that day.
US Army Armor Officer 1993-2000 (left as an O3)
Tank PL, D/2-34 AR, Fort Riley, KS
Tank Co XO, C/2-34 AR, Fort Riley, KS
Spt PL, HHC/2-34 AR, Fort Riley, KS
Protocol Officer, USFK Staff, Yongsan, ROK
S3 Air, HHC/1-32 AR, Fort Lewis, WA
Throw in The following schools:
Basic Airborne - Fort Benning
AOBC - Fort Knox
AOAC - Fort Knox
CAS3 - Fort Leavenworth
2002-2006 Station OAk Island, NC
2006-2008 CGC Sea Horse Portsmouth, VA
2008-2010 Station Erie Erie, PA
Off active duty, entered the reserves
2010-2014 MSD Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
2014-Present MSU Huntington, WV
2T371 Vehicle and Equipment Repair Craftsman
1984, Basic Training
1984, Technical School
1984-1986, Upper Heyford AFB England, 2 Years
1986-1987, Gila Bend AFAF, AZ, 15 months
1987-1990, Myrtle Beach AFB SC., 2 Years
1990-1996, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle DE, 6 Years
1996-2019, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, MD, 23 years
January-July 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 7 Months
35 years total Military Service , Now retired
16P (Chaparral Missile Crewmember) Fort Lewis, WA 1/67 (later 1/44) ADA SHORAD 1986-1988
Fort Benning, GA (1988-1989) Airborne School, Infantry School (Harmony Church)
11B (Infantry) Giessen, Germany 1989-1992 1/43 ADA (Patriot)
US Navy 1993-1997
Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, CO 159
NAF Atsugi, Japan
Carrier Airwing 5:
CV-62 USS Independence
Aviation Machinist Mate (AW)
1. Helicopter Anit-Submarine Squadron 12
2. Sea Patrol Squadron 21
Operation Southern Watch
Third Taiwan Strait Crises
Now an aircraft Maintenance Quality Control Inspector for PAE Aviation and Technical Serivces, LLC
Weather Forecaster 1W071
Retired out at JBER, AK, and way too many TDY'S/Deployments to list.
4/3 ADA, Germany. Deployed to Tikrit, Iraq 04-05 with 1st I.D.
US Navy 1978-1994
EM1 (SS) Retired.
RTC San Diego
SSC San Diego BE/E
SSC GLakes EM 'A' school
SSC Orlando NPS 7905-10
NPTU Ballston Spa NY MARF (S7G)
NPTU Ballston Spa NY Trident Design
Precomm Unit USS Michigan (SSBN-727) Groton, CT
USS Michigan (SSBN-727) Blue -NSB Bangor, WA
NNPS Orlando Staff / Precomm Unit NFAS Orlando
NFAS Orlando Staff
USS Tennessee (SSBN-734) Gold NSB Kings Bay, GA.
All that to say that I was a bubblehead, a submarine sailor. I volunteered to go to sea on a ship that sinks on purpose and was built by the lowest bidder.
I’ve been a subscriber to this site since 2013, and this is my first post.
Cpl- USMC 1988-1992, MOS 5963 (Tactical Air Operations Center Repairman). MCRD San Diego, 29 Palms, Camp Pendleton MACS-1. Deployed for Desert Shield August 14th, 1990.
19D (Scout), 1BDE Recon troop, Fort Hood TX
U.S. Army Retired
Stationed here and there
Deployed there and there
Hey all, new member.
12Y Geospatial Engineer
2006-2011 132nd Engineer Detachment (GPC) Fort McPherson, GA
2011-2014 132nd Engineer Detachment (GPC) Fort Gordon, GA
"Deployed" Kuwait 2010
Multiple TDY's to Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan
Wish I could've done more, gone more places, deployed more. At the end of the day, just went where and did as I was instructed.
United States Air Force 1985-1990 Security Policeman
Lackland Afb Basic and Security Police Academy
Camp Bullis San Antonio, Air base Ground Defense School
Whiteman Afb, 1985-1986 Minuteman Missile Security
Davis Montham Afb, GLCM School
Wueschheim AS, Germany 1986-1990 GLCM Security
USAF Nurse Corps
USAF Space Command, retired O-5
USCGC Adelie, 2010-2012, Seaman, Boarding Team Member
USCG Air Station Kodiak, 2012-2015, Aviation Maintenance Technician, C-130 Dropmaster & Loadmaster
USAF Reserve 2000-2003
- 2T2 Air Transportation
USAF Active Duty 2003-present
- 2T2 Air Transportation
- Parachute Rigger
- Inspector General
Stationed at Pope AFB NC, Moron AB Spain, Little Rock AFB AR
Deployed/TDY to: Iraq, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Jordan, Germany, Greece
Jan 1997 - Jun 2005
01/07-05/97 Basic - Ft. McClellan, AL. / Military Police
5/97 - 9/03 Ft. Carson, CO.
1st assignment was with the 984 MP Co.
Went over to HQ and worked with the C.I.D Drug Suppression Team
After about a year, went back to 59th MP Co.
Went to Ft. Lewis for PLDC
9/01-3/02 deployed with the 59th to Saudi Arabia
Due to some injuries while on deployment I wasn't physically to do the job of an MP anymore and had to re-class.
Ended up going to Ft. Rucker, AL. in July, I think it was, for Aviation Operations school
9/03 - 06/05 Heidelberg, Germany
Was assigned to the 30th Med Brigade and ended up working in Brigade Schools until ETS
Air Force E7, still Active.
Joined New Years Eve 02 (shitty day to get to basic BTW)
Duty locations in ND, Germany, TX, MS, S. Korea.
Deployments Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Iraq x2, Qatar, Kuwait, all over Africa x2.
Security Forces (MP for you Army types)
Army SRT school grad (many, many, moons ago)
8 years Combat Arms instructor.
Basic at Ft. Knox in 1986
3/66AR 2AD first at Ft Hood and later part of 2AD Forward at Garlstedt FRG 1987-1990
IRR 19K Recall in Jan of 1991
Started out on M1's, they were actually still tagged XM1's as many were from the firs production run before the official M1 designation (100 tanks or so).
Drew brand new M1A1's when my COHORT shifted over to Germany and joined 2AD Forward in mid-'88
ETS'd in 1990, and got called back with the 19K IRR Recall for Desert Storm. We put crews together, trained up and shot gunnery at Graf. War was over before we shipped out... so the sent us home in March.
I had and AR15.com account back around 2007 but haven't been around in a while. Came back with the Rittenhouse incident and couldn't remember my old info, so I bought a new account.
Stay On The Tank!
MOS(s): 2145 / 1811 / 1803
Units: 4th TkBn / 3d AABn / 3d CAG / WTBn and some HQ Staff duties....
Deployed: Desert Storm / 31st MEU / UDP (x3) / OIF (Ramadi '04 / Al Asad '06)
Two UDPs to Okinawa and South Korea
USMC Reserves 2019-Present
Enlisted Army Sept 82
AH-1 Cobra AIT
AH-1 Crewchief / Mechanic
AH-64 D Transition
AH-64 Plt Sgt / Mechanic
3 years Recruiting Duty (sucked!)
Ft Lewis, WA (now JBLM)
Hunter Army Airfield, GA
Ft Campbell, KY
Ft. Hood, TX
Retired SFC Nov 2003 21 years, 1 month, 3 days (but who's counting!)
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
DEC 1965- Feb 69
'81 - '03
USS Blue Ridge
USS Belleau Wood
Fort Ord Basic 1972
Fort Polk/Tigerland AIT 1973
Fort Benning Airborne School 1973
1/327 INF Fort Campbell 101st 1973
Camp Sherman Jungle School 1974
4/6 INF Berlin 1974-1975
Served to 2021
2008-2009 15 month deployment to iraq. Sole medic for 130 personnel.
2011-2012 12 month deployment to Afghanistan.
2019- 2020 Atlantic Resolve in Germany
Diving medical Tech in panama city Beach for Army 12D
Navy scuba course with scuba bubble.
Fort hood 2008-2010
Fort drum 2010-2013
NSA Panama city 2013-2017
Fort Carson 2017-2021
Medically retired 2 JUL for spinal surgery and then developing seizures.
That's about it.
Served in the USCG 1969-1973
Quartermaster 2nd Class
One tour Vietnam as part of Coast Guard Squadron 3
Aboard USCGC Morgenthau WHEC-722
1984 Bootcamp MCRD
GSOP group specialty orientation program 1St Mnt Bn Campen (pull weeds, working parties, police calls, waiting for school date)
MCCES 29 Palms Basic Electronics, graduated no 1. As GA graduate assistant, I got caught with two chicks in the lab after hours. Fired, told to call in to show I was still alive until my next orders came)
USASC/FG specialty school KW-26 Terminal Tech Crypto Course Ft Gordon GA
ELMACO 2nd Mnt Bn Campen (no equipment here that I am trained on. I was assigned SASSY BPU clerk skate job. All I needed to do was call in to show I was alive)
Breach of contract. Another school. (Was trained in wrong MOS to obtain bonus)
MCCES 29 Palms MDCTTC school for 5-Van. At this point, I found I was contracted for E-5, which was no longer a program, which is why I was trained in the wrong MOS. I was promoted to E-5 on schedule. I had just enough time for a Japan tour, which seemed imminent, so instructors told me the best places to pick for wish list.
What I got: 1st Mnt Bn, Comm Co, Mnt Plt, same shit unit I was in for GSOP. I knew the unit did not rate my equipment, yet somehow they pulled a piece of shit out of storage. It had one bad circuit board, probably never worked, I couldn't fix it, nobody in the unit could fix it. I could not get a replacement part, but borrowed one from another unit to prove the failure. The equipment was deadlined for the remainder of my service, and never worked. I was now the company librarian, trained by a gorgeous WM, a fucking unicorn. She told me half the shit we were supposed to have, we didn't actually have. Essentially don't do anything about it until your EAS. I made coffee. I drank coffee. I did absolutely nothing. Still no bonus.
At this point I told the Master Guns that I fucking quit and am just not coming to work anymore. Master Guns fires off telegram to HQMC. I had my bonus paid in 2 weeks.
Now I am so short, that I almost can't be seen. Fuckers send me to NCO academy.
1988 EAS, done with this shit.
I spent almost all of my time in schools. I was still able to qualify 3 times as Expert at the range.
I think I should go to the VA for PTSD.
US Army 1982-2000
NG time - 1982-1983
1st basic training at Ft Jackson 1982
71P school at Ft Rucker 1982
Basic and AIT during my summer between junior/senior year
Active Duty - 1983-1986
11B OSUT at Ft Benning A-2-2 Harmony Church
Stationed at Ft Polk Dco 4/6INF 5th ID 1984-1986 (awarded EIB 1984)
Reforger 1984 (Certain Fury)
NTC - 1985
NG time part deux - 1987-2000
31C school Ft Gordon 1987
Activated for DS/DS 1990-1991
Based at IPS-3 just south of Iraq DMZ
29E/35E school Ft Gordon 1993-1994
resigned from the guards in 2000 due to full time job conflict(s) with 17 years.... I know, so close to 20.
Ha ha ha... OK, here goes;
NOV 1975 : Enlisted into USMC (SecDef Rumsfeld) - delayed enlistment.
JUN 1976 : MCRD San Diego, Boot Camp
SEP 1976 : Camp Pendleton, 2nd Bn./1st Mar., 81mm Mortar platoon for OJT - no MOS school for me.
OCT 1978 : Camp Hansen, Okinawa, 3rd Bn./ 4th Mar., 81mm Mortar platoon
OCT 1979 : Camp Fuji, Japan, NCOIC Base Heater maintenance - OJT again, no school.
JUN 1980 : Honorable discharge
AUG 2002 : Enlisted US Army Reserves (SecDef Rumsfeld - "DAFUQ, you still there?"). RTU program in Tokyo, Japan. Correspondence courses to qual as 42A Admin clerk.
RTU program is no uniforms, no pay, just points towards retirement.
AUG 2014 : RTU program is shut down.
MAR 2015 : Camp Zama, Japan, US Army Reserve TPU. Brigade HQ states that my correspondence coursework were not complete, does not count. No school on my records so my MOS is "Recruit".
35 years since I wore a uniform.
JUL 2016 : Camp Shafter, HI, 42A MOS school.
MAR 2017 : Camp Humphreys, ROK, Armorer School.
JUL 2017 : Waimanalo, HI, Basic Leadership Training (NCO School)
OCT 2018 : Retired from US Army Reserves
Initial enlistment at 17, retired a couple weeks before turning 60 with a 22 year break in service.
Navy July '84 to Feb '91
Bootcamp and Basic Electricity and Electronics in San Diego - '84
DS class A and C schools in '85
USNS Saturn - Military Detachment '86
USS Canopus '87-89
USNS Hess - Oceanographic Unit 3 '90
*** one of my best friends, a Navy vet, claims I was never really in the Navy, and I can't really disagree with him ;-) ***
Wife USN '83 - 91
Brother USN '77 - 87 - Torpedoman and Sonar Tech on boomers and fast boats
Dad US Army - Korea towards the end of the war
FIL USN '60-62 - Can't recall which sub he was on
Paternal Grandfather - USN WWI - USS Celebes
US Army 1977-1984
05C2P Radio Teletype Operator
Basic - Ft Jackson SC
AIT - Ft. Gordon GA
141st Signal Bn. 1st AD
1/6th Inf 1st AD
Divarty 7th ID
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