Wilson, Dale, MAJ

Armor (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Major
Current/Last Service Branch
Armor
Current/Last Primary MOS
12B-Armor
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1990-1991, 12B, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)/History Department
Previously Held MOS
11B10-Infantryman
71Q-Journalist
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

Armor

Major


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 IntegrityATWS Advisory Group
  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
  2019, ATWS Advisory Group [Verified]


 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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   1973-1976, 71Q, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)/HHC

Staff Sergeant
From Month/Year
October / 1973
To Month/Year
December / 1976
Unit
HHC Unit Page
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
71Q-Journalist
Location
Schofield Barracks
Country/State
Hawaii
 
 
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 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)/HHC Details

25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)/HHC
Type
Command Element
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Strength
Company
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2010
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
SP4 Brian Balint
SGT Mary Campbell
SP5 Pat Bigold
SSG Terry Lucarelli
SSG John Savard
MSG Marvin Sibulkin

Best Moment
Placing second in the Army Authorized Newspaper category for three consecutive years in the annual Keith L. Ware Award competition conducted by Department of the Army and piling up a collection of DA Journalist Awards to rival that of any other newspaper staff in the Army.

   

Worst Moment
After Army CofS Gen. Bernard Rogers completely revised the regulations governing height/weight standards in 1975, being told by the CG that I had 12 months to get from 285 pounds to 200 pounds or be barred from reenlistment. . . .

Chain of Command
1973-74:

MG - CG
COL John Q. T. Quinn - CofS
CPT Ken Ho - PIO
MSG Marvin Sibulkin - NCOIC

1974-76):
MG Harry W. Brooks, Jr. - CG
COL - CofS
MAJ Billy J. Cone - PIO
MSG Dorothy Aldrich - NCOIC

   

Other Memories
*Putting my "two-star thinking cap" on and writing the CG's column after getting guidance on what MG Brooks wanted to say in the next issue. . . .

   
My Photos For This Unit
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The Head Kahuna
Advanced Leadership Course #6-7T Graduates
TLN Staff 1973-74
Still Number Two
182 Members Also There at Same Time
HHC

Webb, Cecil, 1SG, (1972-1996) AG 00E First Sergeant
Fernandez, Luis, SFC, (1964-1985) AG 75Z40 Sergeant First Class
Desaulnier, Denise, SP 5, (1976-1982) AG 71L10 Specialist 5
Wilson, Robert, SSG, (1971-1979) AG 75E20 Specialist 5
Balint, Brian, SP 4, (1974-1977) AG 71R10 Specialist 4
Morales, John Joe, SP 4, (1972-1974) AG 75D Specialist 4
Duncan, Wendell, MAJ, (1957-1979) AG 2110 Major
Shepherd Mdiv Bcc, Bishop, SFC, (1976-1996) AV 68X Sergeant First Class
Woods, James, CW3, (1963-1983) QM 76P Sergeant First Class
Nevils, Jodie, SP 4, (1971-1973) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Williamson, Michael, SP 4, (1972-1975) TC 64B10 Specialist 4
Zessin, Kenneth, SP 4, (1976-1979) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Griffin, Bernard, PFC, (1975-1983) SC 31V10 Private First Class
Muscarello, Armand, Sgt, (1950-1953) OD 1729 Sergeant
Harris, Bob, SP 5, (1968-1975) MD Specialist 5
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)

Cheney, Harry, SSG, (1968-1975) AG 71L10 Staff Sergeant
Horton, Flora, SSG, (1973-1984) AG 71L30 Staff Sergeant
Forsman, Rodney, SP 4, (1971-1977) AG 75D Specialist 4
Blade, Gene, COL, (1954-1994) IN 11A Colonel
Garner, Harold, LTC, (1954-1974) IN 1542 Lieutenant Colonel
Morgillo, Michael, LTC, (1970-1991) LO 2625 Lieutenant Colonel
Richardson, Johnnie, LTC, (1961-1992) IM 54A Lieutenant Colonel
Stevens, Robert, LTC, (1961-1990) SF 18A Lieutenant Colonel
Crawford, Larry, MAJ, (1968-1982) IN 11A Major
Neiman, Randy, MAJ, (1968-1982) IN 1560 Major
Artz, Jon, CPT, (1960-1980) IN 1542 Captain
Hughes, Patrick, MAJ, (1962-1985) TC 692 Captain
Burgy, Ron, MAJ, (1972-2000) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Cochran, Randy, COL, (1973-2003) AV 1981 First Lieutenant
Medina, Modesto, 1LT, (1974-1995) SP 65D First Lieutenant
Brown, Jerome, 1LT, (1972-1973) TC 0606 Second Lieutenant
Frutiger, Rusty, BG, (1976-2009) AG 42A Second Lieutenant
Boulanger, Donald, CW4, (1971-1995) JA 713A Chief Warrant Officer 4
Nepi, Joseph, CW3, (1961-1984) LO 2625 Chief Warrant Officer 3
Sutphin, Charles, CW4, (1955-1975) TC 621A Chief Warrant Officer 3
Rothenstein, Louis, CSM, (1956-1986) MI 97Z Sergeant Major
Howell, Marion, CSM, (1955-1987) TC 639.8 First Sergeant
Iaea, Shermaih, 1SG, (1950-1974) MD 91Z Master Sergeant
Birch, Richard, SFC, (1965-1979) IN 00F Sergeant First Class
Brooks, Ronald, SFC, (1956-1976) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Calhoun, Dale, SFC, (1952-1979) IN 111.6 Sergeant First Class
Carlson, Harry, SGT, (1976-1980) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Costello, Lou, MSG, (1960-1980) SC 35P Sergeant First Class
Farmer, Larry, SFC, (1966-1986) MD 91C20 Sergeant First Class
Giese, Eugene, MSG, (1955-1983) AV 71P Sergeant First Class
Hunt, Robert William, SFC, (1968-1978) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Meier, Jerry, SFC, (1974-2004) MP 31B Sergeant First Class
Mendoza, Freddie, SFC, (1969-1989) QM 94B Sergeant First Class
Miller, Everett, SFC, (1970-1992) AV 67N10 Sergeant First Class
Powell, Craig, SFC, (1966-1987) QM 94B Sergeant First Class
Stone, Charles, CW2, (1966-1989) QM 76P Sergeant First Class
Calhoun, Dale, SSG, (1956-1979) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Jackson, James E, MSG, (1964-1986) OD 63C Staff Sergeant
Mahnke, Charles, SSG, (1970-1979) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Mahnke, Charles, SSG, (1969-1978) IN 11B40 Staff Sergeant
McCray, Eddie, SSG, (1966-1997) IN 11Z50 Staff Sergeant
Medders, Danny, 1SG, (1970-1992) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Ostholthoff, Dale, SSG, (1967-1973) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Padilla-Acevedo, Armando, SSG, (1972-1988) AV 67Y10 Staff Sergeant

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