Atchison, Randall, SFC

Chemical (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Chemical Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
54B10-Chemical Operations Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Chemical (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1992-1993, 54B10, 10th Mountain Division (LI)
Previously Held MOS
76Y-Unit Supply Specialist
55D-Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist
Service Years
1972 - 1993
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant First Class

Six Service Stripes

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Schutzenschnur Silver

 Unofficial Badges 

Recon Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Post 156
  1993, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1994, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, American Legion, Post 156 (Member) (Orange, Virginia) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
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 Ribbon Bar

Explosives Ordnance Disposal (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1973, 18th Battalion, 5th Training Brigade (Fort Knox, KY), B/1
  1973, 18th Battalion, 5th Training Brigade (Fort Knox, KY), B/1
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense ArtillerySustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) Staff, Fort Lee, VA/Quartermaster Center & School, Fort Lee547th Ordnance Detachment Control Team (EODCT)1st Armored Division
20th Engineer BrigadeCentral Army Group (CENTAG)10th Mountain Division (LI)102nd Military Intelligence Battalion
2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division548th Corps Support Battalion
  1973-1976, 76Y, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery/C Battery
  1976-1976, 2nd Battalion, Quartermaster Student Brigade/T Company
  1977-1979, 55D, 547th Ordnance Detachment Control Team (EODCT)/48th Ordnance Detachment (EOD)
  1979-1982, 54B10, 1st Armored Division/69th Chemical Company
  1982-1983, 54B10, 20th Engineer Brigade
  1982-1983, 54B10, 548th Engineer Battalion/HHC
  1983-1986, 54B10, Central Army Group (CENTAG)/HHC USAE
  1987-1989, 54B10, 10th Mountain Division (LI)
  1989-1990, 54B10, HHC, 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion
  1990-1991, 54B10, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division/HHC
  1991-1992, 54B10, 548th Corps Support Battalion
  1992-1993, 54B10, 10th Mountain Division (LI)
 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? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
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.
 Colleges Attended 
State University of New York at Oswego
  1992-1993, Jefferson Community College
  1996-1997, State University of New York at Oswego
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