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
Order of Saint George
Reforger Certificate
US Army Disabled Veteran 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 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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   1980-1981, 46A, HHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY

First Lieutenant
From Month/Year
December / 1980
To Month/Year
October / 1981
HHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY Unit Page
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46A-Public Affairs
Fort Knox
 HHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY Details

HHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
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US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
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Last Updated: Jun 29, 2017
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
*"Inside the Turret" finishing second in the Keith L. Ware Awards Civilian Enterprise newspaper category in FY 1981.

Members of the staff and I receiving several OCPA Journalist Awards.

*Winning the individual Keith L. Ware and Thomas Jefferson Awards for best editorial/commentary writing in the Army and DOD in FY 1981.

*Winning an unprecedented two Army Command Information Excellence Awards in the same year.

Chain of Command
From Dec. '80 to Apr. 81:

Walter A. Freeland, GS-12 - Deputy PAO
LTC Billy J. Cone - PAO

From Apr. 81 to Oct. 81:

LTC Frederick W. Shirley - PAO
COL William F. Coad, Chief of Staff, USAARMC & Fort Knox


Other Memories
Bill Murray filming the movie "Stripes" at Fort Knox during this period.

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36 Members Also There at Same Time
HHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY

Reed, Walter, MAJ, (1962-1982) AR 12A Major
Shepard, Charles, MAJ, (1965-1985) AV 15B Major
Norfolk, Roger, MAJ, (1976-1996) AR 12B Captain
Szymurski, Steven, MAJ, (1971-1991) IN 1542 Captain
Jenkins, William, 1SG, (1971-1991) AG 75Z40 First Sergeant
Louck, Louis, MSG, (1960-1980) OD 63Z Master Sergeant
Reagan, Arthur, MSG, (1960-1984) AG 79S Master Sergeant
Readerman, Frank, SFC, (1979-1993) AR 19K10 Sergeant First Class
Adelman, Lee, SSG, (1975-1988) IN 00G Staff Sergeant
Baker, Daniel, SFC, (1973-1993) AR 11E30 Staff Sergeant
Ferrara, Stephan, SGM, (1975-1997) AR 19K10 Staff Sergeant
Fulton, Don, MSG, (1975-2001) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Gerwin, Terry, SFC, (1972-1994) AV 15S10 Staff Sergeant
McGlasson, Donald, CSM, (1970-Present) AR 19K10 Staff Sergeant
[Name Withheld], (1972-1993) AG 75Z30 Staff Sergeant
Allen, Torrence, SGT, (1980-1990) OD 63E Sergeant
Baer, Ted, 1SG, (1974-1998) IN 11C30 Sergeant
Bennett, Mickey, SGT, (1977-1985) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Patton, Brian, SGT, (1981-1985) EN 62H30 Sergeant
Pearce, Billy, SGT, (1974-1982) AG 71L10 Sergeant
Rodriguez, Humberto, SGT, (1978-1981) AR 11E20 Sergeant
Tanner, Larry, CW3, (1973-1995) OD 63F Sergeant
Gay, Willie L., SSG, (1979-1992) AG 75D Specialist 4
Jones, Ken, SP 4, (1978-1981) OD 63Z.50 Specialist 4
Grambo, Steve, PFC, (1978-1982) OD 632 Private First Class
Rankin, Randall, MSG, (1978-2003) OD 63C Private First Class
Macias, Miguel, SFC, (1972-1992) AR Staff Sergeant
Folmar, Bob, SGT, (1975-1989) AV Sergeant
Rich, Noel, COL, (1966-1995) Major
Rollins, James, CSM, (1960-1985) Master Sergeant
Conway, Vincent, CSM, (1959-1992) Sergeant First Class
Gibson, Charles, SGM, (1971-1997) Sergeant First Class
Wallace, Walter, CSM, (1971-2000) Sergeant First Class
Brittle, Rick, 1SG, (1976-1996) Sergeant
Harlow, James, SGT, (1972-1980) Sergeant
Deasy, Chris, SGM, (1978-2004) Specialist 4

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