Gibson, William, CW4

Aviation (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Current/Last Primary MOS
152G-AH-1 Attack Pilot
Current/Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1988-1992, 152G, Special Troops Battalion, V Corps
Previously Held MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
100E-Attack Helicopter Pilot
152B-OH-58A/C Scout Pilot
Service Years
1966 - 1992

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 4

Two Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Military Order of the Purple HeartVietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)Distinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS)
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)National Rifle Association (NRA)Florida Chapter
  1967, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1994, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) [Verified]1
  2004, Distinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2018, 1st Cavalry Division Association, Florida Chapter (Life Member) (Orlando, Florida) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired, Enjoying Life, Love crusing in suite class!!
Other Comments:
Not Specified

 Remembrance Profiles -  1 Soldier Remembered
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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, 3rd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Polk, LA), D
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry (airmobile)ARNG, Colorado11th Armored Cavalry Regiment2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
4th Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade (Cadre) Fort Rucker11th Aviation Battalion1st Aviation Brigade (Cadre) Fort Rucker, AlSpecial Troops Battalion, V Corps
  1966-1967, 062B, Aviation Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Course
  1967-1968, 100E, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry (airmobile)
  1967-1968, 100E, AH-1G Aviator Qualification Officer Course
  1968-1970, 100E, HQ Troops, Hunter Army Airfield, GA
  1971-1973, 062B, Colorado Army National Guard (MEDCOM)
  1972-1972, 100B, Instrument Training Course (Rotary Wing)
  1976-1979, 100E, HHT, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1979-1979, A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1979-1979, 152G, Aviation Safety Officer Course
  1979-1980, 152G, AH-1 Instructor Pilot Course
  1979-1983, 152G, 4th Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade (Cadre) Fort Rucker
  1983-1983, 152G, Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course
  1983-1985, 152B, 11th Aviation Battalion
  1985-1986, 152G, Special Troops Battalion, V Corps
  1986-1988, 152G, 1st Aviation Brigade (Cadre) Fort Rucker, Al
  1988-1992, 152G, Special Troops Battalion, V Corps
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Battle of Khe Sanh
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Battle of Quang Tri City
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Battle of Hue
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Operation Pegasus / Lam Son 207
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 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?
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?
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 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityMetropolitan State College of Denver
  1964-1966, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  1970-1973, Metropolitan State College of Denver
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 08, 2013, General Photos
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