Rathge, Michael, CW4

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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
153B-UH-1 Pilot
Current/Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1983-1986, 100B, S Troop, 4th Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Previously Held MOS
67V10-Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
09W-Warrant Officer Flight Student
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Service Years
1971 - 1996


Chief Warrant Officer 4

Two Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Order of The Spur

 Military Association Memberships
US Army Warrant Officers AssociationArmy Together We ServedNational Rifle Association (NRA)Post 4895, Howard Smiley Johnson Post
  1979, US Army Warrant Officers Association - Assoc. Page
  2012, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2013, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4895, Howard Smiley Johnson Post (Clarksville, Tennessee) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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   1980-1983, 100B, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Chief Warrant Officer 2
From Month/Year
March / 1980
To Month/Year
January / 1983
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Unit Page
Chief Warrant Officer 2
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Ft. Bragg
North Carolina
 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Details

7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
"Lo Que Sea - Cuando Sea - Donde Sea"
Ground Unit
Parent Unit
Special Forces Units
Created/Owned By
QM Melendez, Raphael (S14), MSG 4

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2018
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
"Big Al" Porter, Fred Funk, Al Aber, Al Bazzarre, Vince Ouellette, Al Dillon,

Best Moment
Experiencing the only engine failure of my career while flying over the Gulf of Mexico, and making a safe landing on the beach.


Worst Moment
Having the T-tops stolen from my new Z-28 in the O-Club parking lot during a heavy thunderstorm.

Chain of Command
I worked for Fred Funk. (The RLOs were unimportant given that fact.)
LTC Nelson J Cooper
LTC Richard F Rockwell
CPT Louw-Shiang Liu
CPT Mark N Ochsenbein


Other Memories
Caused FAA to permanently restrict low-level flights along occupied beaches while conducting authorized helicast training in Destin.
A friend named Martha and another named BJ.
NOE/NVG mountain training in Utah...awesome!

My Photos For This Unit
Water Extraction (Ladder Ops) Mott Lake
Mountain training in Utah
Mountain training in Utah
Mountain training in Utah
44 Members Also There at Same Time
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Fry, Charles, COL, (1951-1989) SF 18A Lieutenant Colonel
Case, Robert, COL, (1979-Present) SF 18A Captain
Martinez, John, CPT, (1968-1987) SF 18A Captain
Thompson, Eugene, COL, (1976-2007) IN 11B Captain
Torres, Hector, CPT, (1980-Present) SF 18A Captain
Eisentrout, Ike, CW4, (1978-2003) SF 180A Chief Warrant Officer 4
Lumpkin, Mark, CW3, (1976-1996) SF 180A Chief Warrant Officer 3
Berry, Ronald, SGM, (1957-1981) IN 11Z50 Sergeant Major
Kester, Jim, SGM, (1983-2009) SF 18Z Sergeant Major
Tillman, Henry, SGM, (1962-1985) AG 00D Sergeant Major
Cole, Ben, MSG, (1965-1985) AG 00R Master Sergeant
Goebel II, Theodore (Ted), MSG, (1956-1986) EN 12B10 Master Sergeant
Kammermeyer, Harold, MSG, (1971-1996) SF 18Z Master Sergeant
Moran, Henry, MSG, (1962-1998) SF 18Z Master Sergeant
Velazquez-Fraticelli, Yamil, MSG, (1974-1994) SF 18Z Master Sergeant
Amezcua Jr., Mariano, SFC, (1964-1985) AG 75C Sergeant First Class
Anderson, Mark, SSG, (1975-1997) MI 96B Sergeant First Class
Cornell, Ronald, 1SG, (1964-1994) SF 18E Sergeant First Class
Harvey, Brad, SFC, (1981-2001) MI 35F Sergeant First Class
Woolett, Ronald, SFC, (1981-2006) SF 18B Sergeant First Class
Young, Laurence Ambrose, MSG, (1964-1984) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Wolfson, Steve, SSG, (1973-1980) MD 91B10 Staff Sergeant
Anderson, Ernest, MSG, (1978-1990) SC 72E10 Sergeant
Canals, Jay, SGT, (1982-1991) SF 18B Sergeant
Hardin, Graham, SGT, (1980-1986) IN 11B40 Sergeant
Reyes-Rivera, David, SFC, (1975-1995) SC 74C Sergeant
Schlotter, Robert, SSG, (1979-2012) AG 71L10 Sergeant
Steffey, Stan, SGT, (1983-1987) SF 18C Sergeant
Williams, Charlie, SGT, (1976-1982) IN 05B20 Sergeant
Cenzy, Anthony, CPL, (1982-1986) IN 11B10 Corporal
Jensen, Kris, SP 5, (1979-1982) MD 91B10 Specialist 5
Anderson, Mark, CPT, (1981-2002) SC 05B10 Specialist 4
Focht, Charlie, SP 4, (1979-1983) OD 63B10 Specialist 4
Hewett, Kenneth, SP 4, (1980-1983) SF 18E Specialist 4
Kness, Jerry, MSG, (1977-1997) SC 05B10 Specialist 4
Sepulveda, Miguel, SP 4, (1982-1985) QM 76C Specialist 4
Galloway, Joseph, PFC, (1977-1981) SC 31E10 Private First Class
Gonzalez, Manfred, PFC, (1981-1982) SC 36K10 Private First Class
Peck, Franklin, PFC, (1979-1981) QM 43E Private First Class
Scott, Bruce, LTC, (1983-Present) CH 71M Private First Class
Palmer, William (Bill), COL, (1957-1987) IN Colonel
Cook, Harry, PV2, (1977-1980) TC Private (E-2)
Castro, James, Jr., MSG, (1974-1994) Master Sergeant
FUATA, PEPA, MSG, (1967-1987) Master Sergeant

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