My Military Decorations,
Awards, and Schools

Meritorious Service Medal

# Award Circumstances Date

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1st End of Tour
Ft. Benning GA
24 Jan 1990
2nd Retirement
Ft. Hood TX
13 Dec 1995

Army Commendation Medal

# Award Circumstances Date

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1st End of Tour
Baumholder Germany
07 Feb 1983
2nd NY Nat'l Guard Initial Mortar Training
Ft. Drum NY
30 Oct 1986
3rd Military Mountaineering
Ft. Carson & Camp Hale CO
05 Jun 1987
4th Range Construction, Safety, &
Live-Fire Exercise
Ft. A. P. Hill VA
25 Nov 1987

Army Achievement Medal

# Award Circumstances Date

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1st NBC AGI Inspection 20 Aug 1982
2nd Infantry ARTEP 1986 07 Jan 1987
3rd Highest Reenlistment Rate
Ft. Benning GA
24 Oct 1989
4th JRTC Rotation 1992 22 Jan 1993
5th NTC Rotation 94-01 18 Nov 1993

Army Good Conduct Medal

# Award Date

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1st Award 13 Feb 1980
2nd Award 20 Aug 1982
3rd Award 01 Dec 1987
4th Award 19 Apr 1988
5th Award 04 Mar 1991
6th Award 18 Mar 1994
National Defense
Service Medal,
June 1993

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US Army Ribbons

Non-Commissioned Officer
Development Ribbon (3)

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Army Service Ribbon

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Overseas Ribbon (2)

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US Army Badges

Parachutist Badge

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Driver's Badge w/
"W" & "T" Devices

Expert Rifle &
Expert Pistol

Jungle Expert

Recruiter Badge

US Army Certificates

Certificate Source Circumstances Date
8th ID Certificate 8th ID Best Mortar Competition Oct 1982
Recruiting Badge 1st Gold Star Recruiting Mission Accomplishment Jan 1984
Recruiting Badge 2nd Gold Star Recruiting Mission Accomplishment Mar 1985
US Army Safety Award Motor Vehicle Safety Jul 1985
Certificate of the Avalanche Induction into 10th Mtn. Assn. Aug 1986
DA Certificate of Achievement NCO of the Quarter, INFBD Feb 1988
Certificate of Promotion Promotion to Sergeant First Class Nov 1989
TEXCOM Infantry Board BMS 120 Mortar Test Feb 1990
6th ID Certificate Arctic Warrior (-75 degree F temp) Feb 1991
Kingdom of Thailand Certificate US Army/ Thailand Joint Training May 1992
1-7 Cavalry Certificate NTC Rotation as First Sergeant Mar 1994
1-7 Cavalry Certificate Funeral Detail Commander Apr 1994
Cavalry Spur Certificate Induction into Cavalry Association Nov 1994
Certificate of Retirement Completion of 20 years active duty May 1996

US Army Schools

School Location Date
US Army Basic Training Ft. Jackson SC Jul 1976
Infantry AIT Ft. Benning GA Sep 1976
Airborne School Ft. Benning GA Sep 1976
Jungle Operations Training Ft. Sherman, Panama Nov 1977
Primary Non-Commissioned Officer Course Ft. Lewis WA Apr 1978
Chemical, Biological, Radiological Course Ft. Lewis WA Jun 1978
NBC Specialist Course II Edgewater Arsenal MD Dec 1979
Gateway (German Language Proficiency) Baumholder FRG Jan 1980
Equal Opportunity Baumholder FRG Jan 1980
Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course Vilsec FRG Mar 1980
Platoon Confidence Course Bad Tolz FRG Jun 1980
Recruiting School Ft. Benjamin Harrison IN May 1983
Recruiter Station Commander Course Ft. Benjamin Harrison IN Mar 1985
Arctic Light Fighters Infantry Company Course Ft. Greely AK Feb 1987
Reenlistment NCO Course Ft. Benning GA May 1988
Infantry Mortar Platoon Leader Course Ft. Benning GA Feb 1990
Arctic Light Individual Training Ft. Richardson AK Mar 1990
Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course Ft. Benning GA Oct 1990

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