Booth, Van, SSG

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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Infantry
Current/Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2014-2016, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
Previously Held MOS
11M-Fighting Vehicle Infantryman
00E-Recruiter
Service Years
1995 - 2016
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Staff Sergeant


Six Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Army Physical Fitness Badge Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Post-2007) Army Recruiter (Gold) - 3 Sapphires

Schutzenschnur Bronze 1st Armored Division 10th Mountain Division 1st Infantry Division




 Unofficial Badges 

Combat Advisor Mountain Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Manchu Mile

Recruiters Ring


 Military Association Memberships
Post 42Post 2167, R. K. Locker Post
  2003, American Legion, Post 42 (Member) (Fayetteville, Tennessee) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2016, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2167, R. K. Locker Post (Member) (Fayetteville, Tennessee) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Preparing for Army Retirement: Official Retirement Date: March 31, 2016
   
Other Comments:
Total Active Army Service Time: 20 Years, 22 Days.
   
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   2014-2016, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment

Staff Sergeant
From Month/Year
March / 2014
To Month/Year
March / 2016
Unit
2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment Unit Page
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Location
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Country/State
Washington
 
 
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 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment Details

2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment

2d Battalion 1st Infantry Regiment Lineage
Constituted 3 March 1791 in the Regular Army as a company of the 2d Infantry
Organized in March 1791 in New England
Redesignated in 1792 as a company of the Infantry of the 2d Sub-Legion
Redesignated 31 October 1796 as a company of the 2d Infantry
Consolidated May-October 1815 with a company each of the 3d and 7th Infantry (both constituted 12 April 1808) and a company of the 44th Infantry (constituted 29 January 1813) to form a company of the 1st Infantry
Designated 21 August 1816 as Company B, 1st Infantry
Consolidated in April 1869 with Company B, 43d Infantry, Veteran Reserve Corps (constituted 21 September 1866), and consolidated unit designated as Company B, 1st Infantry (1st Infantry assigned 11 September 1918 to the 13th Division; relieved 8 March 1919 from assignment to the 13th Division; assigned 27 July 1921 to the 2d Division; relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 2d Division and assigned to the 6th Division [later redesignated as the 6th Infantry Division])
Inactivated 10 January 1949 in Korea
Activated 4 October 1950 at Fort Ord, California (1st Infantry relieved 3 April 1956 from assignment to the 6th Infantry Division; assigned 15 May 1956 to the United States Military Academy)
Inactivated 15 May 1958 at West Point, New York, relieved from assignment to the United States Military Academy, and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battle Group, 1st Infantry (organic elements concurrently constituted) Battle Group assigned 17 March 1958 to the 2d Infantry Division
Activated 14 June 1958 at Fort Benning, Georgia
Inactivated 10 May 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division
Redesignated 10 September 1965 as the 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry, and assigned to the 196th Infantry Brigade
Activated 15 September 1965 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts
Relieved 15 February 1969 from assignment to the 196th Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 23d Infantry Division
Relieved 1 November 1971 from assignment to the 23d Infantry Division and assigned to the 196th Infantry Brigade
Relieved 21 July 1972 from assignment to the 196th Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 9th Infantry Division
Relieved 16 February 1991 from assignment to the 9th Infantry Division and assigned to the 199th Infantry Brigade
Inactivated 14 January 1994 at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and relieved from assignment to the 199th Infantry Brigade
Assigned 16 December 1995 to the 6th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Relieved 16 April 1998 from assignment to the 6th Infantry Division and assigned to the 172d Infantry Brigade [later redesignated as the 172d Infantry Brigade Combat Team]
Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
Inactivated 16 December 2006 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Assigned 17 April 2007 to the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington
2d Battalion 1st Infantry Regiment Honors
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
War of 1812: Canada; Lundy's Lane; *New Orleans; *Alabama 1814; *Florida 1814; Alabama 1815; *Louisiana 1815
Mexican War: Monterey; Vera Cruz
Civil War: *Mississippi River; *Vicksburg; *Missouri 1861; Texas 1861; *Mississippi 1862
Indian Wars: *Miami; Creeks; *Seminoles; *Black Hawk; Apaches; *Pine Ridge; Texas 1850
War with Spain: *Santiago Philippine Insurrection: *Samar 1901
World War II: *New Guinea (with arrowhead); *Luzon (with arrowhead)
Vietnam: *Counteroffensive, Phase II; *Counteroffensive, Phase III; *Tet Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase IV; *Counteroffensive, Phase V; *Counteroffensive, Phase VI; *Tet 69/Counteroffensive; *Summer-Fall 1969; *Winter-Spring 1970; *Sanctuary Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase VII; *Consolidation I; *Consolidation II; *Cease-Fire
War on Terrorism: Campaigns to be determined
DECORATIONS
Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for MAFFIN BAY
*Valorous Unit Award for QUANG TIN PROVINCE
*Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945
*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1969
*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1969-1970
*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1971
Company A additionally entitled to: Valorous Unit Award for TAM KY - TIEN PHUOC
Type
Ground Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
1st Infantry Regiment
Strength
Battalion
Created/Owned By
IN Balmforth, Paul (US Army Retired), CSM 93
   

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2019
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Other Soldiers worked with within the 2nd Brigade's sister Infantry Battalions; 1-17 INF and 4-23 INF.

Best Moment
Being selected for Borrowed Military Manning and given a job with the Department of Public Works on base in the furniture/appliances office within the housing department. Also, conducting duties as the 2-1 INF BN LNO (Liason) for the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division during February 2015 Expert Infantryman Badge Competition.

   

Worst Moment
Being placed in the Battalion S-3 (Operations) again though the job was very temporary.

   
My Photos For This Unit
2nd Infantry Division
30 Members Also There at Same Time
2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment

Rowe, Darrell, SFC, (1998-Present) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Rowe, Darrell, SFC, (1998-2011) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Swainston, Josh, SSG, (2002-Present) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Tripp, Roy, SSG, (1997-Present) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Greene, Kevin, SGT, (2001-Present) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Ainsworth, Shaun, SPC, (2001-2009) IN 11B10 Specialist
DeWitt, Jonathan, SPC, (2010-2015) IN 11B10 Specialist
Floyd, Kevin, 1SG, (1988-Present) IN 11Z50 First Sergeant
Hellman, Jason, SGT, (2011-2015) IN 11B20 Sergeant
Duprey, Chris, CPT, (1999-Present) IN 11A Captain
Jason, Adams, CPT, (1994-2008) SP 65D Captain
Kelly, Patrick, CPT, (1996-Present) IN 11A Captain
Nix, Benji, SFC, (1999-Present) AR 19K10 Sergeant First Class
Nelson, XaLaVier, SSG, (2007-Present) AG 42A Staff Sergeant
Sanders, Bradley, SSG, (2002-2015) FA 13F30 Staff Sergeant
Blevins, Dusty, Sgt, (2003-Present) FA 13F10 Sergeant
COOK, Daniel, SSG, (2003-Present) AR 19K10 Sergeant
HOUSER, Jared, Sgt, (2004-Present) AR 19K10 Sergeant
Lanier, Carl, SSG, (2001-Present) Staff Sergeant
Overton, Matthew, SP 4, (2002-Present) Specialist 4
Leyva, Rafael, SGT, (2005-Present) Specialist
Smith, Jake, MAJ, (2006-Present) Captain
Clark, Allan, SSG, (2002-Present) Staff Sergeant
A Company

Wilkes, Jimmy, SSG, (2003-Present) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Bernert, Johnathan, SPC, (2006-2009) AR 19K10 Private
C Company

Brown, Trent, SSG, (2001-2011) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Sass, Andrew J., PFC, (2013-2014) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Ganavage, Justin, SSG, (2011-Present) AR 19K10 Specialist
HHC

Ligas, Todd, SFC, (1989-2016) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Cross, John, SGM, (1980-2015) CA Sergeant Major

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