Ahl, Edwin, COL

Chaplain (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Colonel
Current/Last Service Branch
Chaplain-Christian
Current/Last Primary MOS
56A-Command and Unit Chaplain
Current/Last MOS Group
Chaplain (Officer)
Primary Unit
2010-2012, 56A, HHC, Army Garrison, Fort Riley, KS
Service Years
1969 - 2012
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur
Voice Edition

Chaplain-Christian

Colonel


 Official Badges 

18th Airborne Corps US Army Retired (Post-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Mountain Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) US Navy Honorable Discharge

Hamby Award 2nd Class Cold War Medal Hamby Award 3rd Class Order of The Spur

Cold War Veteran


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Association of United States Army (AUSA)
  2012, Association of United States Army (AUSA) - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Totally Retired. Refereeing soccer games. Hiking. Golfing.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)Air Assault Badge
Chaplain
Australia - Jump Wings

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, Prior service - basic training waived (USN/USNR)
  1969, Prior service - basic training waived (USN/USNR)
  1988, Chaplain Officer Basic Course (Fort Monmouth, NJ)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy87th Maintenance Battalion4th Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
3rd Battalion, 504th Infantry (Airborne)1st Battalion, 325th Infantry160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR)2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Army Garrison Fort Irwin, CA1st Corps Support CommandXVIII Airborne Corps (18th Corps)Army Garrison Fort Bliss, TX
Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), US Army Materiel Command (AMC)Army Garrisons
  1969-1973, US Navy
  1991-1992, HHD, 87th Maintenance Battalion
  1992-1993, HHT, 4th Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1994-1996, 56A, HHT, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1996-1997, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 504th Infantry (Airborne)
  1997-1998, 56A, HHC, 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry
  1998-2001, 56A, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR)
  2001-2002, 56A, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
  2002-2004, Operations Group NTC, Army Garrison Fort Irwin, CA
  2004-2006, 1st Corps Support Command
  2006-2006, XVIII Airborne Corps (18th Corps)
  2006-2008, Army Garrison Fort Bliss, TX
  2008-2010, 56A, Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), US Army Materiel Command (AMC)
  2010-2012, 56A, HHC, Army Garrison, Fort Riley, KS
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1972-1973 Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)7
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)1
 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?
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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Humboldt State UniversityOral Roberts University
  1973-1978, Humboldt State University
  1981-1986, Oral Roberts University
  2001-2002, Andersonville Theological Seminary
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