Carlson, Sam, CPT

Military Police Corps (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
31A-Military Police Officer
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Police Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
2009-2010, 35E, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
Previously Held MOS
97D-Military Intelligence Coordinator
19D20-Cavalry Scout
97B20-Counterintelligence Agent
97B40-Counterintelligence Agent
35E-Counterintelligence Officer
Service Years
1967 - 2010
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition

Military Police Corps


Six Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division 10th Mountain Division 82nd Airbone Division United States Army South

US Army Retired Army Military Police Department of the Army Military Intelligence Infantry Shoulder Cord

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) US Army Retired (Post-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Combat Advisor Military Police Mountain MP Shoulder Cord

US Army S.E.R.E. insignia Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

Border Tab Global War On Terror

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
National Rifle Association (NRA)United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Society of 1st Infantry Division Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
9th Infantry Division AssociationBlackhorse Association (11th Armored Calvary)Association of 3rd Armored Division VeteransIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
American LegionThe National Association of the 10th Mountain DivisionMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)ATWS Unit Historian
TWS Memorial TeamTWS Profile IntegrityNational Association of the 6th Infantry Division
  1966, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  1975, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) - Assoc. Page
  1982, Society of 1st Infantry Division
  1983, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) - Assoc. Page
  2000, 9th Infantry Division Association
  2001, Blackhorse Association (11th Armored Calvary)
  2009, Association of 3rd Armored Division Veterans - Assoc. Page
  2009, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) - Assoc. Page
  2010, American Legion - Assoc. Page
  2010, The National Association of the 10th Mountain Division
  2011, American Legion, Post 304 (Member) (Kennesaw, Georgia) - Chap. Page
  2012, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) - Assoc. Page
  2013, ATWS Unit Historian
  2016, TWS Memorial Team
  2018, TWS Profile Integrity
  2021, National Association of the 6th Infantry Division

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

I retired from the Army (again) in late March 2010 and from Lockheed Martin effective 1 July 2010. 

I'm currently enrolled in school at Kennesaw State University drawing down my Post 9/11 GI Bill in order to take fun and interesting courses.  I was only able to  use 6 months of my Vietnam GI Bill before I received my MS degree and the Vietnam GI Bill expired in 1989.  The VA subtracted those six months from my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.  This means I can be a professional student for 3 1/2 years!

I almost feel like Rodney Dangerfield in "Back to School".

Other Comments:
I am the third generation of five generations of US Army.
1.  Grandfather, PFC Charles A. Carlson, a Sandinavian immigrant, served from 1917 to 1919 in the Army's Air Service (23rd Balloon Company) in France during WWI.  His TWS memorial profile is located at

2.  Father, LTC Carsten Carlson served from 1937 to 1963... WWII in the Pacific ('41-'42) and Europe '44 -'45) & Korea (1950) plus the Vietnam era.  His TWS memorial profile page is at

3.  I served in the Regular Army from 1967 to 1987; in the TX Guard from 1992 to 1995; and again in the Regular Army from 2005 to 2010 as a recalled retiree.
4.  My son, 1SG Sam Carlson, was active duty starting in 1984, served as a tank commander with the 2d ACR during the first Gulf War and was the 1SG of the Laghman PRT in Afghanistan at about the same time as I was there with the 3d IBCT, 10th Mtn Div (LI) during my 2009 - 2010 deployment  He retired with over 26 years AFS effective September 2010.

5.  Grandson, SGT David Carlson, was also on active duty and recently returned from a deployment to Iraq where he was an Army UAV Pilot.  His TWS Profile is at

Uncle, Vernon L. Carlson, USMC, served from 1940 to 1946 with combat service at Pearl Harbor, Midway, Guam, Okinawa and as a China Marine.  See his proile on the Marine TWS site at

Brother, Carsten D. Carlson, LTC, USA (Ret), served in combat with C Co, 2d Bn 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam from approximately January 1968 to August 1968 when he was medically evacuated with serious wounds.  He enlisted in the USAR in 1962 and was commissioned in about 1966.  He later went on active duty, retiring as a Regular Army officer with 20 years of active service.    

Uncle Charles R. Carlson, SGM, USA (Ret) /  CPT, AUS (Ret),  served from 1947 to 1968 with combat service in Korea and Vietnam.  See his profile at the Army TWS site at

In addition to my time with the US Army, I served in the Texas Guard from 1992 to 1995.   I served as the XO of the 502d Military Police Battalion and later as Commander, 2d Bn, 4th Bde from 1993 to 1995.  I entered the Guard as a Captain and was soon promoted to Major by the State AG..  I left the Guard in 1995 as a Lt Colonel.

Other members of my famly have served, particularly on my father's mother's side of the family, with Union forces in the Civil War, the War of 1812, the American Revolution, French & Indian Wars.... and others, going back to my 10th Great Grandparents who came over on the Mayflower in 1620.  Their daughter (my 9th Great Grandmother), Rebecca Towne, was hanged as a witch during the time of the Salem witch trials.  She was later found not guilty, but that verdict came a little late.  Another ancestor from that side of the family participated in the Norman Invasion of 1066 and the Battle of Hastings.  That side of the family has aslo been traced back to ancient royals of the House of Wessex as well as other French and English Royalty, including ancient  French, Scandinavian and Germanic Kings. 

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Oldest Captain in The Army - Afghanistan
Rough Duty in Afghanistan - 2008
In 2008 I ran into the son of my boss from Korea in 1973!
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Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF-101)

George, Joseph, LTC, (1974-2012) MP 31A Lieutenant Colonel
Kelley, Michael "Bulldog", LTC, (1987-2020) CA 38A Lieutenant Colonel
Reynolds, James, COL, (1988-2014) CA 38A Lieutenant Colonel
Willis, Douglas, LTC, (1991-Present) AR 19A Lieutenant Colonel
Beecher, Jim, LTC, (1975-2016) SP 65D Major
Stinchcomb, Mike, MAJ, (1984-Present) MP 31A Major
Sturtevant, Scott, MAJ, (1989-Present) 48G Major
Thompson, Israel, MAJ, (1999-Present) MP 31A Major
Touchet, Jerry, LTC, (1987-2017) OD 90A Major
Feicht, Ben, CPT, (2004-2008) MP 31A Captain
Foor, Zeke, MAJ, (1995-Present) AR 19C Captain
Garrison, Charles, CPT, (2004-Present) SC 24A Captain
James, Eric, MAJ, (1997-Present) AV 15B Captain
Macdonald, Jonathan, CPT, (1989-Present) SC 25A Captain
Pratt, Andy, CPT, (2003-Present) SC 25A Captain
Quinn, Sean, CPT, (2004-Present) FA 13A Captain
Roland, Jamari, CPT, (2004-Present) MP 31A Captain
Anderson, Steven, CW4, (1975-2004) OD 915E Chief Warrant Officer 4
Berenotto, Tony, CW4, (1989-2013) AV 155F Chief Warrant Officer 4
Clayton, Eric, CW2, (1991-2008) MP 311A Chief Warrant Officer 2
Duwel, Mark, CSM, (1973-2013) SF 00Z Command Sergeant Major
Leavitt, Adrein, SGM, (1981-Present) SF 18Z5 Sergeant Major
McClure, Jeffery, SGM, (1983-2009) IN 00Z Sergeant Major
Davila, Martin, 1SG, (1987-Present) AV 15Z50 First Sergeant
Julvezan, Mike, 1SG, (1983-2008) MP 31B10 First Sergeant
Stone, Tom, SGM, (1990-Present) IN 11Z50 First Sergeant
Hubbard, Kevin, SGM, (1990-2011) SC 25X Master Sergeant
Price, Chad, M/SGT, (1991-Present) EN 21Z Master Sergeant
Throckmorton, Kenneth, 1SG, (1987-2010) MP 31B10 Master Sergeant
Bias, Warren, SFC, (1994-Present) MP 31B-Z6 Sergeant First Class
Corbett, Dan, SFC, (1988-Present) QM 92M Sergeant First Class
Dean, Jared, SFC, (1996-Present) MP 31B10 Sergeant First Class
Dykhuis, Steve, 1SG, (1992-Present) QM 92Y10 Sergeant First Class
Foster, Robert, SFC, (1993-2009) MP 31E Sergeant First Class
Joslin, Walter, SFC, (1996-2016) EN 21B10 Sergeant First Class
Kneasel, Benjamin, SFC, (1998-Present) EN 21B10 Sergeant First Class
Matthews, Ralna, 1SG, (1998-2008) SC 25B10 Sergeant First Class
Maxwell, Akida, SFC, (1990-2008) QM 92A Sergeant First Class
Mills, Jerry, SFC, (1988-2010) MI 35M Sergeant First Class
Mitchell, Jamison, SFC, (1992-Present) AV 15Q Sergeant First Class
Patrick, Thomas, 1SG, (1992-Present) MP 31B10 Sergeant First Class
Putman, Charles, SFC, (1987-2009) CM 74D Sergeant First Class
Sayers, David, 1SG, (2000-Present) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Wall, Stephen, SFC, (1990-2010) MP 31B10 Sergeant First Class
White, Brian, SFC, (1989-Present) MP 31B10 Sergeant First Class
Willingham, Michael, 1SG, (1987-Present) AV 15P Sergeant First Class
Wormer, Catherine, MSG, (1995-Present) FI 44C10 Sergeant First Class
Angevine, Eric, SSG, (1993-2009) MP 31B10 Staff Sergeant
Beckwith, Freeman, SFC, (1997-2008) AD 14J10 Staff Sergeant
Comstock, Bryan, 1SG, (2004-Present) EN 21B10 Staff Sergeant
Everett, Kevin, SSG, (2002-Present) AD 14J10 Staff Sergeant
Gause, Christopher, SSG, (1998-2009) AR 19D20 Staff Sergeant
Hess, Dean, SSG, (1998-2008) AV 15Y10 Staff Sergeant
Kobman, Quinn, MSG, (1999-Present) MP 31B10 Staff Sergeant
Montali, Christopher, SSG, (2002-Present) IN 11C10 Staff Sergeant
Padua, Jason, SSG, (1999-Present) MP 31B4V5 Staff Sergeant
Parrilla Soto, Pedrojuan, MSG, (1994-Present) MP 31B10 Staff Sergeant
Sherlock, Chad, SSG, (2003-Present) AV 15Q Staff Sergeant
Weaver, Rick, SFC, (1994-Present) AV 15T10 Staff Sergeant

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