Hi, I joined the Army since July 22, 1986, right out of high school and came in as a COMBAT ENGINEER (12B, now 21B).
COMBAT ENGINEERS specialize in Explosives, Demolitions, and Field Fortifications.
Well, here we are, 20 years, 4 months and 9 days later, I am retired, as of 1 December 2006.
I accepted a position working for the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) as the Integration Analyst for the Engineer School and did that for about a year. I have recently accepted a civil service position working with the Counter Explosive Hazard Center (CEHC).
If you have questions about the Army, or want to check out career opportunities, email me, or click on the link to the web page below. I am not a recruiter, just letting you know what is out there. in the way of job opportunities.
Here is a list of my duty stations, what I did, and when I was there:
D Co, 1st BN 2nd Training Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (Basic Training) (PVT) July 1986- October 1986
B Co, 78th Engineer Battalion in Karlsruhe, Germany (Truck Driver, Track Driver, GEMSS/MICLIC Operator.) (PVT-PFC) November 1986 - July 1988
US Miltary Academy Prepatory School, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey (Student) (PFC-SPC) July 1988 - April 1989
B Co, 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missori (Team Leader, Squad Leader, Training NCO, 1SG Driver) (SPC-SGT) April 1989 - November 1992
C Co, 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze, Korea (Squad Leader, Training NCO, Operations NCO) (SGT-SSG) November 1992 - November 1993
C Co, 169th Engineer Battalion and 577th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (Basic Training Instructor) (SSG) Same unit, they just reflagged. December 1993 - December 1995
567th Engineer Company, C Co, 41st Engineer Battalion, and 562nd Engineer Company, Fort Wainwright Alaska. (Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Leader, Task Force Engineer) (SSG) Same unit, they kept reflagging. December 1995 - December 1998
C Co, 577th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (Basic Training Instructor) (SSG-SFC) January 1999 - July 1999
Maneuver Support Center, NCO Academy, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (Engineer ANCOC Instructor) (SFC) July 1999- December 2002
44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze Korea (Platoon Sergeant) (SFC) December 2002- December 2003
3rd Bn, 410th Regt, Fort Knox, Kentucky (Senior Observer/Controller/Trainer) (SFC) December 2003 - December 2006
Awards: Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal Meritorious Service Medal Army Commendation Medal Army Achievement Medal Army Good Conduct Medal National Defence Service Medal Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon Army Service Ribbon Overseas Tour Ribbon Liberation of Kuwait Medal (Saudi Arabia) Liberation of Kuwait Medal (Kuwait) MASTER Level Instructor Certification
Schools/Education: Primary Development Leadership Course Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course Instructor Trainer Course Small Group Instructor Training Equal Opportunity Representative Training Unit Alcohol and Drug Counselor Platoon Confidence Training Volunteer Income Tax Advisor Associates of Science, Park College, Construction Mngmnt Bachelors of Science, Park University, Engineer Mngmnt&Admin Masters os Science, Webster Unviersity, Environmental Mngmnt (currently attending)
Memberships: Association of the Unites States Army (AUSA) Army Engineer Association (AEA)
The Army Corp of Engineers The Army Engineers fall into two parts, the Civilians and the Military. Civilians work for the Federal Government and build large scale products, such as the Panama Canal. The Military Engineers, or Combat Engineers focus on several basic missions. The first in shaping the battlefield by constucting field fortifications or obstacles. The second is by providing a breaching asset to forces to cut through the enemy's obstacles, usually under fire. Third, engineers advise commanders on defensive positions and assist in constructing them. We specialize in demolitions and landmines to accomplish our work for us. We have also been known to get down and dirty and fight like infantry and perform numerous peace keeping operations such as building school houses in Thailand or helping clean up from a horrific hurricane. If you are looking for a challenging job with great benefits and are willing to work as a team, Click Here.
Company B, 5th Engineer Battalion Rhino's - ERF!!!
Any members of the Rhino's out there? Love to hear from you!! Drop me a line at home or work, just click below!! HOME WORK
An Automatic rifle confiscated during bunker clearing....
These are rifles WE captured during Bunker Clearing operations....
DISCLAIMER: SGT (then PVT) Michael Alexander was present during my entire tour of duty in the Gulf War and assisted in all missions performed listed below in picture format!!
I have to give Mike his due!! He is the second coolest guy in this picture!!!
This is a picture from a live fire exercise in Alaska.
From left to right: SPC Sonnier (commo), SPC Zacher (ME!), SPC DeLeon (CDR's driver), SGT Rioux (armorer), SPC Simmons (supply), SGT Haley (NBC), SGT Carnazzo (OPS), and on top SGT Walker (commo)! Mike was taking the photo! (i think) This was B Company 5th Engineer Battalion during Desert Storm Fall of 1990. 1SG Mel Liwai and CPT Dan Ashcraft were our fearless leaders. They had to be with a group like this!! RHINOS!!! ERF!!!!