Owens, Tom, CPT

Infantry (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USAR Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
11C-Mechanized Infantry Officer
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
2001-Present, 11C, Retired Reserve
Previously Held MOS
97D-Military Intelligence Coordinator
95B-Military Policeman
1560-Infantry Unit Commander (Mechanized)
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
11A-Infantry Officer
31A-Military Police
35A-Military Intelligence, General
11C10-Indirect Fire Infantryman
46R-Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist
Service Years
1965 - 2008
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Shellback Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate
Voice Edition



Four Service Stripes

Six Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Army Military Police Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Army Retired-Soldier for Life

Military Police Brassard 1st Marine Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Military Police Order Of The Golden Dragon MP Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present)

US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Veteran Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Association Memberships
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
  2008, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
LA Times, September 1992,
LA Weekly, April 1993,
Book; LYING EYES, - Thunder's Mouth Press, 1994 by Tom Owens, (available via amazondotcom for 99 cents)
Star Chamber � 1999 by Tom Owens,
The Code, � 1999 by Tom Owens,
Down by Law,theatrical treatment and screenplay � 2000 by Tom Owens,
OPED: OC Register article, Dec. 2002 Ya simply gotta luv em.
Beware the Snake Oil? LA Daily Journal July 2004 � Tom Owens,
Article re LAPD Officer Misconduct, July 2004� Tom Owens - San Francisco Daily Journal

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 National Guard Awards

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1972, Army Basic Training Waived (USMC Prior Service), 15
  1974, Basic Infantry Officer Course (Fort Benning, GA)1
 Unit Assignments
96th Military Police BattalionUS Marine Corps(35F)  Intelligence Analyst Course540th Main Support Battalion
School Assignments - Staff7th Infantry Division1st Brigade, 40th Infantry DivisionCalifornia Military Academy OCS
1st Battalion, 160th Infantry 4th Battalion, 160th Infantry 63rd Regional Support Command (63rd RSC)USAR Military Police Units
1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division2nd Brigade (Basic Combat Training), 95th DivisionArmy GarrisonsU.S. Army
Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)63rd Army Reserve Command (63rd ARCOM)Task Force EagleAFRTS
Defense Information School (Faculty Staff)Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B)
  1965-1971, 11B10, US Marine Corps
  1966-1966, 95B, 96th Military Police Battalion/62nd Military Police Company
  1966-1967, 95B, US Marine Corps
  1968-1968, 97D, (35F) Intelligence Analyst Course
  1969-1969, 97D, US Marine Corps
  1971-1972, 11B10, Break in Service
  1972-1972, 95B, 540th Main Support Battalion
  1972-1972, NCO Academy (Cadre) Fort Ord, CA
  1972-1973, 11B10, 7th Infantry Division
  1973-1973, 1560, 1st Brigade, 40th Infantry Division
  1973-1974, 1542, California Military Academy OCS
  1973-1975, 11A, 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry
  1975-1976, 11C, 4th Battalion, 160th Infantry
  1976-1978, 31A, 63rd Regional Support Command (63rd RSC)/595th Military Police Detachment
  1979-1981, 11A, 734th Military Police Company
  1980-1980, 35A, (35F) Intelligence Analyst Course
  1981-1981, 11C, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
  1982-1986, 2nd Brigade (Basic Combat Training), 95th Division
  1984-1984, 11C, USAG Fort A. P. Hill, VA
  1984-1984, 11C, US Army Institute for Professional Development (AIPD)
  1985-1988, 11C, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)
  1988-1995, 11C10, Break in Service
  1995-2001, 46R, 63rd Army Reserve Command (63rd ARCOM)/222nd Broadcast Public Affairs Detachment (222nd BPAD)
  1996-1996, 46R, (46Q) Public Affairs Specialist Course
  1996-1997, 46R, Task Force Eagle
  1997-1997, 46R, AFRTS
  1998-1998, Defense Information School (Faculty Staff)
  1998-1999, 46R, Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B)
  2001-Present, 11C, Retired Reserve
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Utah / Lien Ket 26
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Napa / Lien Ket 56
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Double Eagle II1
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Golden Fleece / Operation Lien Ket 60
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Prairie
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Prairie II
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Prairie III
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Arizona
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign/Operation Oklahoma Hills1
  1975-1975 Operation Baby lift (Vietnam)
  1997-1998 Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia and Herzegovina)10
  1998-1999 Operation Fundamental Relief (Hurricane Mitch)
 Colleges Attended 
California State University, Los AngelesFullerton CollegeUniversity of California, Santa CruzUniversity of Phoenix
Central Texas College
  1971-1971, California State University, Los Angeles
  1973-1975, Fullerton College
  1976-1979, Santa Ana Jr. College, Santa Ana, CA
  1979-1980, University of California, Santa Cruz
  1988-1991, University of Phoenix
  1997-1997, Central Texas College
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