Wilson, Dale, MAJ

Armor (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1990-1991, 12B, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)/History Department
Previously Held MOS
71L10-Administrative Specialist
71R10-Broadcast Journalist
11B30-Infantry Squad/Section Leader
12C-Cavalry Officer
46A-Public Affairs
Service Years
1969 - 1991
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition



Three Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Army Physical Fitness Badge Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Order of Saint George (Silver)

Cold War Veteran Blue Star Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Association Memberships
US Armor AssociationChapter 9Chapter 731Post 3830, LCpl Hayward Kimo Hamili Peleiholani Post
FSB Hill 4-11 AssociationAmerical Division Veterans Association Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Officers' Christian Fellowship
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)A Co, 1St BN, 1St RegtArmy Together We ServedOCS Foundation
TWS Profile Integrity
  1980, US Armor Association
  1992, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 9 (Executive Director) (Hilo, Hawaii) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1992, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 731 (Recorder) (Hilo, Hawaii) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  1994, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3830, LCpl Hayward Kimo Hamili Peleiholani Post (National President) (Pahoa, Hawaii) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1996, FSB Hill 4-11 Association
  1998, Americal Division Veterans Association
  2000, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2001, Officers' Christian Fellowship
  2004, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Combat Infantrymen's Association, A Co, 1St BN, 1St Regt (Life Member) (Hilo, Hawaii) [Verified]
  2011, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2013, OCS Foundation
  2018, TWS Profile Integrity

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Aside from a three-and-one-half year stint as Tactical Officer of C Co. and Field Music at Valley Forge Military Academy & College in Wayne, PA, I worked in the publishing industry after retiring from the Army in September 1991. I started out as Executive Editor of Presidio Press, a San Francisco Bay Area book publisher specializing in military history and military affairs. After leaving VFMA&C in the summer of 1998, I became my own boss--using contacts I'd made with Presidio to line up freelance copy-editing projects for several commercial and scholarly book publishers. I finally had to give up work entirely in 2004, however, when my body began letting me down. Fortunately, all of my disabling conditions are either directly or indirectly service-connected--making me eligible for a wide range of VA benefits--without which I'd be up the proverbial estuary without a manipulator!
Other Comments:
For the last 19 years I've been living on the Big Island of Hawaii with my wife, Carol, in a subdivision about a mile outside of Mountain View--almost exactly halfway between Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. However, I'm moving to Idaho in May 2019 and will be settling in the Sagle area not far from the Pend Oreille River. Between the Blue State politics, earthquakes and eruptions, I decided it was time to bid Hawaii Aloha and head for cooler climes!

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   1986-1986, Combined Arms Services and Staff School (CAS3)

From Month/Year
May / 1986
To Month/Year
July / 1986
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Fort Leavenworth
 Combined Arms Services and Staff School (CAS3) Details

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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
LTC Arnie Seligman. He was a staff group leader who subsequently made COL as an MP and became a close friend after we both retired and wound up in the Commandant's Dept. at Valley Forge Military Academy & College, where he was the adjutant and I was TAC of C Co. and Field Music.

Worst Moment
Breakup of my second marriage. I hit a low point and attempted suicide by taking an overdose of Tylenol. Fortunately, my "condotel" roommates found me and got me to the hospital in time. I had a great staff group leader and he helped insure that the incident did not adversely impact my career.


Chain of Command
LTC Ollie Schierholz - Staff Group Leader

Other Memories
*The inane emphasis on team volleyball competition. It was comical to see the degree of seriousness displayed by many of the staff group leaders. Thankfully, mine had a very laissez faire attitude. . . .

Trying to explain the 5-paragraph field order to the doctors and nurses in staff groups.

The heavy rains that summer and the flooding of the Missouri River.

*The designated smoking area was near the flagpole outside of Bell Hall. We used to joke that the post CSM was taking the names of all who went out there for smoke breaks. . . .

My Photos For This Unit
CAS-Cubed Staff Group
6 Members Also There at Same Time
Combined Arms Services and Staff School (CAS3)

Meredith, Dennis, LTC, (1961-1989) FA 13A Lieutenant Colonel
Ford, Stephen, LTC, (1974-2008) IN Captain
Garrison, Kevin, LTC, (1977-1998) IN 11C Captain
Hoover, Jeffrey, MAJ, (1979-1990) SC 25C Captain
Oseles, William, COL, (1972-2009) AD 14A Captain
Strite, William G., MAJ, (1979-2002) MP 31A Captain

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