Koch, Ralph, SFC

Infantry (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
11M-Fighting Vehicle Infantryman
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2005-2008, 11M, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command
Previously Held MOS
Service Years
1983 - 2008
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Sergeant First Class

Seven Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division 1st Infantry Division Army Retired-Soldier for Life Infantry Shoulder Cord

US Army Retired (Post-2007) Army Master Gunner Expert Infantry Badge Schutzenschnur Bronze

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Bradley Fighting Vehicle Master Gunner

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
1st Cavalry Division AssociationScottish-American Military SocietyIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)Society of 1st Infantry Division
GeneralAmerican Military Retirees Association (AMRA)Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Combat Infantrymen's Association
Battling Bastards of BataanSociety of the 3rd Infantry DivisionPost 9534, Mannheimer PostPost -
Association of United States Army (AUSA)National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2006, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]
  2007, Scottish-American Military Society
  2008, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Society of 1st Infantry Division [Verified]
  2008, National Infantry Association (NIA), General (Member) [Verified]
  2008, American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) - Assoc. Page
  2008, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Combat Infantrymen's Association [Verified]
  2008, Battling Bastards of Bataan
  2008, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division [Verified]
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9534, Mannheimer Post (National President) (APO, AE) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, American Legion, Post - (Member) (San Antonio, Texas) - Chap. Page
  2017, Association of United States Army (AUSA) - Assoc. Page
  2017, Association of United States Army (AUSA), Alamo Chapter (Life Member) (Fort Sam Houston, Texas) - Chap. Page
  2017, National Rifle Association (NRA)

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 Remembrance Profiles -  6 Soldiers Remembered
  • Koch, Ralph, COL, (1924-1984)
  • Koch, Ralph, LTC, (1953-1974)
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1984, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA), C/21
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 30th Infantry 3rd Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division
2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry49th Armored Division1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment
30th Infantry Brigade (Enhanced Heavy)1st Battalion, 6th Infantry 5th Army (Fifth Army)2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry
1st Infantry Division1st Battalion, 26th Infantry2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command
  1984-1986, 11M, D Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry
  1984-1986, 3rd Infantry Division
  1986-1987, 11M, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry
  1986-1988, 11M, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
  1987-1988, 11M, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry
  1988-1989, 11B10, 49th Armored Division
  1989-1989, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment
  1989-1990, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment
  1989-1990, 11B10, 30th Infantry Brigade (Enhanced Heavy)
  1990-1992, 11M, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry
  1991-1991, 11M, Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC)
  1992-1995, 11M, B Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry
  1993-1993, 11M, NCO Academy (Cadre) Seventh Army, GE
  1994-1994, 11M, ASI J3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle System Master Gunner course
  1995-1998, 11M, 5th Army (Fifth Army)
  1998-2001, 11M, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry
  1998-2005, 11M, 1st Infantry Division
  2001-2003, 11M, A Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry
  2002-2002, 11M, Infantry Advanced NCO Course (ANCOC)
  2003-2005, 11M, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
  2005-2008, 11M, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm8
  1993-1993 Operation Able Sentry (Macedonia)9
  1999-2000 Operation Joint Guardian (KFOR) 8
  2002-2002 Operation Joint Guardian (KFOR) 5
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Speicher, Tirkrit, Iraq72
 Colleges Attended 
Lenoir-Rhyne College
  1979-1983, Lenoir-Rhyne College
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