Charles, Jerry, CPT

Field Artillery (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Current/Last Primary MOS
13A-Field Artillery Officer
Current/Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1993-1999, 13A, HHB, 57th Field Artillery Brigade
Previously Held MOS
05C10-Radio Teletype Operator
71H10-Personnel Specialist
13A10-Field Artillery Basic
1154-Field Artillery Target Acquisition Officer
Service Years
1975 - 1999
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Field Artillery


Three Service Stripes

 Official Badges 

1st Infantry Division I Corps VII Corps Army Physical Fitness Badge

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Signal Shoulder Cord Warriors Medal Of Valor

Cold War Medal Honorable Order of Saint Barbara Order of Molly Pitcher Cold War Veteran

Blue Star

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post -Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Society of 1st Infantry Division American Veterans (AMVETS)
United States Field Artillery AssociationAmerican Military Retirees Association (AMRA)Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Cold War Veterans Association
Chapter 5
  2005, American Legion, Post - (Vice President) (Olympia, Washington) - Chap. Page
  2005, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Society of 1st Infantry Division [Verified]
  2008, American Veterans (AMVETS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, United States Field Artillery Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) - Assoc. Page
  2011, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, Cold War Veterans Association
  2012, Reserve Officers Association (ROA), Chapter 5 (Vice President ) (Washington) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Currently working on bringing Veterans Health Care out to the Veterans of the Olympic Peninsula. We have 12-14 thousand veterans that live out here and are in need of Health care that does not require them on traveling to Seattle for it. We have been working on this project for three years now.  We are about to open the door and part of the Tribal Clinic for VA Health Care. Transitional Housing is our next project for the Veterans and Elders next to the Clinic. Housing for our Tribal Veterans is in the making and are looking at hopefully going to build two houses for two of our thirty tribal veterans. NEW ADDED INFO; getting my chance to start a new Organization here in WA. American Military Retiree Association (AMRA). lets fight for the rights of the Retirees now.
Other Comments:
Honor Guards and Color Guards are big items that are far and few between. there are not enough Veterans to do Funerals. Between the Tribal Veterans and American Legions Veterans we are partnering forces to do Ceremonies for the Community Veterans. Everyone needs to play a part at Veteran funerals.
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 National Guard Awards

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1975, Basic Training (Fort Ord, CA), B
  1986, Basic Training (Fort Custer, MI), A
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
(05C AIT) Radio Teletype Operator CourseDivision Artillery (DIVARTY) 1st Infantry Division3rd Battalion, 35th Field Artillery Division Support Command (DISCOM) 5th Infantry Division
84th US Army Reserve Readiness Training Command (84th USARRTC)1st Battalion, 121st Field ArtilleryARNG, WisconsinBasic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
2nd Battalion, 146th Field ArtilleryU.S. Army57th Field Artillery Brigade
  1975-1975, 05C10, (05C AIT) Radio Teletype Operator Course
  1975-1978, 05C10, HHB, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 1st Infantry Division
  1978-1981, 05C10, HHB, 3rd Battalion, 35th Field Artillery
  1979-1979, 05C10, (05C AIT) Radio Teletype Operator Course
  1981-1981, 05C10, Division Support Command (DISCOM) 5th Infantry Division
  1985-1986, 71H10, 84th US Army Reserve Readiness Training Command (84th USARRTC)
  1986-1986, 71H10, HHB, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery
  1986-1987, Wisconsin Military Academy
  1987-1988, 13A, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery
  1988-1988, 13A10, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1988-1989, 1154, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery
  1990-1992, 13A, HHB, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery
  1993-1993, 13A10, Field Artillery Officers' Advance Course
  1993-1999, 13A, HHB, 57th Field Artillery Brigade
 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?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
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 helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeLakeland College
  1983-1985, Others/Not Listed
  1991-1991, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  1992-1992, Lakeland College
  1998-1998, Others/Not Listed
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 01, 1999, Retired
  Mar 13, 2015, General Photos
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