Austing, Michael, SSG
Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
95B-Military Police
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
Current/Last Unit
1979-1981, 95B, 226th Military Police Company
Previously Held MOS
98C10-Signals Intelligence Analyst
64B-Heavy Vehicle Driver
Service Years
1967 - 1981
Foreign Language(s)

Staff Sergeant

Three Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Army Military Police

 Unofficial Badges 

Military Police

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA)
  1985, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1989, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA) - Assoc. Page
  2009, Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA) - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After leaving the MP Corps in September 1981, I became a deputy sheriff with East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, LA for a short while.  Due to experience as MP accident investigator, was hired as an insurance investigator; after 25 years insurance claims, investigations and material damage appraisals, decided it was time to live for myself!

My wife, Diane, and I had two wonderful sons, Eric now 35 and Jason, 30.  She and I now live in Dennison, OH approximately 25 miles south of Canton and 40 miles north of Cambridge.

Diane, for those of you who don't know, is my "mail order bride" from Washington, PA.  I met her through a newspaper article in December 1970 for Christmas mail for GI's overseas while I was stationed in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam with 592d Transportation Company.  I originally ETS'd in August 1972, married her in October 1972 and re-enlisted for Okinawa where I became an OJT MP.  Thanks to my patrol supervisor, SSG Jim Levangie, I was laterally promoted from SP5 to SGT and was awarded MOS 95B3LGMQ9.  Thanks, Jim! !
Other Comments:


A-8-2 Ft Jackson, SC   Jun-Aug '67

HQ Co, USASA, Arlington Hall Sta, VA  Aug '67-Sep '68

German Language, DLI, Presidio of Monterey, CA  Oct '68-Apr '69

USASA Tng Ctr & School, Ft Devens, MA  Apr '69-Nov '69

Field Station Kagnew, ASA, Asmara, Eritrea Nov '69-Apr '70

592d Trans Co, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam May '70-Apr '71

HHC, USAG, Ft Bragg, NC May '71-Aug '72

Co A, Trans Bn, Camp Sukiran, Okinawa Dec '72-Mar '73

895/20th/62d MP Companies and USA MP Det, Okinawa Mar '73-Dec '74

624th MP Co, Ft Devens, MA (with duty as AWOL/App NCOIC, Providence, RI) Jan '75-Dec '75

German Refresher Course, DLI, Presidio of Mtry, CA Jan '76-Mar '76

Field Office Schinnen (The Netherlands), Border Ops Det, 42d MP Group (Customs) Apr '76-Mar '79

226th MP Co, Ft Ben Harrison, IN Apr '79-Sep '81

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, 8th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Jackson, SC), A1
 Unit Assignments
National Security Agency (NSA)/Army Security Agency (ASA)Army Language School (Staff) Presidio of Monterey, CA/Defense Language Institute West (Staff)Army Security Agency (ASA)/Army Security Agency Training Center & School (ASATC&S)Army Security Agency (ASA)/Army Security Agency Field Station Kagnew (ASAFS)
24th Transportation BattalionUS Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)US Army Pacific (USARPAC)/US Army Japan (USARJ)96th Military Police Battalion
Military Police Units42nd Military Police Group CustomsArmy National GuardUSAG Fort Benjamin Harrison
  1967-1968, National Security Agency (NSA)/Army Security Agency (ASA)
  1968-1969, 04B, Army Language School (Staff) Presidio of Monterey, CA/Defense Language Institute West (Staff)
  1969-1969, 98C10, Army Security Agency (ASA)/Army Security Agency Training Center & School (ASATC&S)
  1969-1970, 64B, Army Security Agency (ASA)/Army Security Agency Field Station Kagnew (ASAFS)
  1970-1971, 64B, 24th Transportation Battalion
  1970-1971, 64B, US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)/124th Transportation Terminal Command "A"
  1972-1974, US Army Pacific (USARPAC)/US Army Japan (USARJ)
  1973-1973, 96th Military Police Battalion/20th Military Police Company
  1973-1974, 95B, 96th Military Police Battalion
  1974-1974, 96th Military Police Battalion/62nd Military Police Company
  1974-1976, 95B, 624th Military Police Company
  1976-1979, 42nd Military Police Group Customs
  1979-1981, 226th Military Police Company
  1979-1981, 95B, 226th Military Police Company
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  4th 42d MP Group (Customs) Reunion, Fort Lewis, WA June 8-12, 20111
  3d MP Customs Reunion, Branson, MO Oct 30/Nov 1, 20094
  Aug 13, 2008, Photo Album32
  Apr 18, 2013, General Photos36
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