Baird, Ruppert, SFC

Aviation (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
ARNG Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
15R40-AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer
Current/Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2010-2011, 15Z50, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment
Previously Held MOS
67V-Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer
67V10-Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer
15R10-AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer
15V10-Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer
15Z50-Aircraft Maintenance Senior Sergeant
Service Years
1983 - 2011
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Certificate Of Achievement
Certificate Of Appreciation
Cold War Certificate
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Spur
Soldier of the Month

Sergeant First Class

Nine Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

XVIII Airborne Corps 18th Aviation Brigade(Airborne) 25th Infantry Division Security Patrol

Army Physical Fitness Badge Army National Guard Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Order of The Spur Cold War Veteran Global War On Terror

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)National Guard Association of South Carolina South CarolinaNational Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
25th Infantry Division AssociationPost 195
  1992, Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1996, National Guard Association of South Carolina
  2001, Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS), South Carolina (Life Member) (Columbia, South Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2004, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) - Assoc. Page
  2004, 25th Infantry Division Association
  2008, American Legion, Post 195 (Paid Up For Life) (¬†Lugoff, South Carolina) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page

 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Ribbon Bar

Aviation Badge (Master)
M-203 Grenade Launcher

 National Guard Awards

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1983, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (BCT) (Fort Leonard Wood, MO), D/3
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation 5th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment3rd Battalion, 9th Aviation Regiment
1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment1st Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment
  1983-1986, 67V, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  1986-1989, 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation
  1989-1990, 5th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment
  1990-1992, 67V10, 3rd Battalion, 9th Aviation Regiment
  1992-1994, 67V10, 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment
  1994-2000, 15R10, 1st Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment
  2000-2003, 15R10, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment
  2003-2008, 15R10, 1st Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment
  2008-2010, 15V10, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment
  2010-2011, 15Z50, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1999-2000 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)1
  2004-2005 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)2
 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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, 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 was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount 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 
Mississippi State UniversityPierce CollegeUniversity of South CarolinaLimestone College
  1978-1980, Mississippi State University
  1990-1991, Pierce College
  1990-1990, University of South Carolina
  2008-2009, Limestone College
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