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Trek Expo 2000
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Bell Ringing

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Iraq 2006
Iraq 2008
Military Coins


-- Awards & Decorations --
Combat Action Badge
Combat Action Badge
I did not fire my weapon, nor did I do anything heroic to receive this badge.  I was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time when the enemy fired four missles at the Blackhawk helicopter in which I was traveling.  The skill of the pilot saved the day, and I sincerely hope that he received an air medal for his actions.
Combat Action Badge

Army Superior unit Award
Army Superior Unit Award
HHB 1/30th Field Artillery received this award while I was assigned to the unit in 2000.  All soldiers assigned to the unit during that time frame, can wear this ribbon as a permanent award, because they contributed to the success of that unit.
Army Superior unit Award

Driver's Badge
Driver's Badge
After one year or 10,000 miles of safe driving with an assigned military vehicle, a soldier is eligible for the Driver's Badge.
Driver's Badge

MSM ribbon with 3 oak leaves.
Meritorious Service Medal
Three oak leaves signifies the fourth award.  The first MSM was received for my overall performance while assigned to HHB 1/30th Field Artillery.  Second award was received for my performance while deployed to Iraq with C Company 2-6 Infantry.  The third award was received for my performance while deployed to Iraq with 47th Forward Support Battalion.  My final award was received as a culmination of my last 10 years of service and presented as a retirement award.
Meritorious Service Medal

ARCOM ribbon with 2 oak leaves.
Army Commendation Medal
Two oak leaves signifies the third award.  All three awards received for overall performance while assigned at B Company 16th Signal Battalion, A Company 4/58th Aviation Battalion, and Texas Christian University Army ROTC.
Army Commendation Medal

AAM ribbon with 2 oak leaves.
Army Achievement Medal
Two oak leaves signifies the third award.  First award was received for assuming additional duties as temporary S4 NCOIC while assigned with HHB 1-30th Field Artillery.  The second award was received for my work on the Texas Christian University Army ROTC website.   I received the third award for creating the best Hazadrous Communication (HAZCOM) program that the Fort SIll Safety Office had ever seen.
Army Achievement Medal

GCM ribbon with 1 silver knot
Good Conduct Medal
A single silver knot seen on this ribbon represents 18 years of good conduct.  I have more active duty years than this, but this is awarded in 3 year increments, and I retired with 20 years of service.
Good Conduct Medal

NDSM with star.
National Defense Service Medal
The star signifies the second award.  I received the first award while serving on Active Duty during the Desert Storm timeframe.  The second award is for serving the military during the war on terrorism.
National Defense Service Medal

ICM ribbon with 3 campaign stars
Iraq Campaign Medal
Received for serving in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.   Campaign Stars are for participation during the following campaigns:
  • National Resolution -
    December 16, 2005 to January 9, 2007
  • Iraqi Surge -
    January 10, 2007 to December 31, 2008
  • Iraqi Sovereignty -
    January 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010
  • Iraq Campaign Medal

    GWTEM ribbon
    Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
    Received for spending four months in Kuwait in preparation for movement into Iraq in 2005 - 2006.
    Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
    Received for serving in a unit in the United States that was supporting the Global War on Terrorism.  Army ROTC supports the war on terror by producing competent officers to fill the ranks.
    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

    KDSM ribbon
    Korean Defense Service Medal
    Korea is still at war, only an armistice was signed in 1953.  As such, this medal is for troops assigned to a tour in South Korea.
    Korean Defense Service Medal

    NCO ribbon with numeral 3
    Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon
    The number 3 represents the levels of professional development that I have accomplished.  Primary Leadership and Development Course (PLDC), Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course (BNCOC), and the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course (ANCOC).
    NCO ribbon with numeral 3

    Army Service Ribbon
    This ribbon is awarded upon successful completion of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), which immediately follows basic training.  In other words, everybody has one.

    OSR with numeral 4
    Overseas Service Ribbon
    The number 4 represents four overseas tours, one for Korea, two for Iraq, and one for Germany.
    OSR with numeral 4


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