U.S. ARMY - ASSIGNMENTS,
DUTIES & ACHIEVEMENTS Served eight years in the U.S. Army and
three tours in Vietnam. Assigned to Engineer, Army Security Agency and Communications commands in California, Virginia, Japan and Vietnam. Duties:
Morse Code Radio Operator, Field Communications, Claims, Administration, Research & Analysis, Awards and Decorations,
Transportation, Radio & TV Broadcaster. Achievements:
Set up the 224th Aviation Battalion (Radio Research) Headquarters
& Headquarters Detachment Orderly Room, Battalion Transit Flight Office and the Battalion Awards and Decorations Office.
Established filing systems for each office, created all manning charts, maintained all reports and wrote a guide to assist
others in preparing recommendations for awards and decorations. Increased the number of awards and decorations received
by the Battalion over the previous year. Established a fund raiser that raised $2,000 for the Vint Hill Farms
Volunteer Fire Department in Virginia (1968). Entertained soldiers quarantined during the spinal meningitis epidemic
at Ft. Ord, CA (Aug '64); brought together soldiers, sailors, marines and a group of newly commissioned Army Nurses to entertain
approximately 5,000 military personnel aboard the USS Mann troop ship while en route to Vietnam (Jul '65); hosted a disk jockey
show aboard the USS Mann, and on Far East Network (FEN) radio in Itazuke, Japan and on Armed Forces Vietnam (AFVN radio) in Saigon
, Vietnam. Granted a Top
Secret security clearance with Special Intelligence access.
U.S. ARMY RESERVE - ASSIGNMENTS,
DUTIES & ACHIEVEMENTS
Served twenty years in the Army Reserve. Assigned to Army Security
Agency, Civil Affairs, Reception Station, Garrison and Army Reserve Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Tacoma, WA.
Duties: Platoon Sergeant, Sr. Course Instructor, General Staff NCO,
Command Retention NCO, Personnel Management NCO, Training NCO, Safety NCO, Recruiter, Career Counselor, Awards and Decorations.
30 prior service ASA MOS qualified personnel and reenlisted 40 more for the 519th Army Security Agency. Conducted
recruiting clinics that generated 1,933 inquiries for the Army and the Army Reserve. Developed training and retention
clinics, created benefit pamphlets and training material, spoke at command conferences on retention and military benefits,
and assisted Congressman Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey, Jr
. (Col. USMC retired) and congressional aide Thomas (Tom) Constantino (Col USMC retired) on matters pertaining to veterans
and military personnel residing in California's 11th congressional district.
Awards & Decorations:
Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious
Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (2),
Meritorious Unit Commendation (2), National Defense Service Medal,
Vietnam Service Medal w/7 Campaign Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal,
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (3),
NCO Professional Development Ribbon #3, Army Service Ribbon,
Oveerseas Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon w/Device (1960),
Sharpshooter Badge w/Rifle Bar (M-14), Sharpshooter Badge M-16.
Military Skills Awarded:
PMOS: 71L5H Administrative Supervisor
SMOS: 75Z5H Personnel Management
AMOS: 79D5H Command Reenlistment NCO
AMOS: 46R5H (71R) Broadcast Supervisor
AMOS: 05BA50 International
Morse Code Radio Operator
Supervisor's Workshop - Mountain View, CA
Master Instructor Training Course - Sixth U.S. Army Camp Parks, CA
Instructor Training Course - 6227th USAR School PSFC
Army Reserve Instructor Course - 6236th USAR School Tacoma, WA
Small Group Instruction Course - Fort Huachuca, AZ
IMS Code Radio Operator (18 words/min) Fort Ord, CA
Command Reenlistment NCO, Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN
Army Reserve (1973-1993)
6236 U.S. Army Reserve School - Tacoma, WA
351 Civil Affairs Command - Mountain
6211 U.S. Army Garrison - Oakland, CA
519 U.S. Army Security Agency Company - Mountain View, CA
Military Police Brigade - San Jose, CA (1966-1967)
U.S. Army (1964-1966 and 1967-1973)
Sixth U.S. Army Communications Sp Br. - Presidio of San Francisco, CA.
509th Radio Research Group - Davis Station - Saigon So. Vietnam
Armed Forces Vietnam (AFVN Radio) - Saigon So. Vietnam (audio clip)
U.S. Army Security Agency Field Station - Hakata, Japan.
Armed Forces Far East Network (FEN) Radio
- Itazuke, Japan