Wohlfeld, Leslie, SSG

Signal Corps (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
25B-Information Technology Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2004-2007, 25B, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
Previously Held MOS
74D-Computer Systems Operator
27H-HAWK Radar/Firecontrol Repairer
Service Years
1981 - 2007

Staff Sergeant


Eight Service Stripes



One Overseas Service Bar


 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Post-2007) US Central Command 18th Airborne Corps 82nd Airbone Division

USA Forces Command 10th Mountain Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Mountain US Air Force Honorable Discharge Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present)

Signal Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
Dept of New YorkDisabled American Veterans (DAV)Wounded Warrior ProjectJewish War Veterans
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
  2004, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of New York (National President) (Albany, New York) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2004, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, Wounded Warrior Project [Verified]
  2007, Jewish War Veterans [Verified]
  2009, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
Start Year
1990
End Year
1991

Description

On this day August 3 1990, President George Herbert Walker Bush orders the organization of Operation Desert Shield in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2. The order prepared American troops to become part of an international coalition in the war against Iraq that would be launched as Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. To support Operation Desert Shield, Bush authorized a dramatic increase in U.S. troops and resources in the Persian Gulf.

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and hard-line Iraqi nationalists had always believed Kuwait should be part of Iraq, but nationalist propaganda aside, acquiring control of Kuwait’s oil fields was Hussein’s primary interest. In addition, control of Kuwait represented a strategic military objective should Iraq be forced into a war with its western-friendly Arab neighbors. Hussein calculated incorrectly that the United States and the United Nations, who were closely tracking Iraq’s military buildup along Kuwait’s borders, would not try to stop him. However, when Iraqi ground forces entered Kuwait on August 2, 1990, President Bush immediately proclaimed that the invasion “would not stand” and vowed to help Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in their efforts to force the Iraqis from Kuwaiti land.

On November 29, 1990, the United Nations Security Council authorized the use of “all means necessary” to remove Hussein’s forces from Kuwait, giving Iraq the deadline of midnight on January 16, 1991, to leave or risk forcible removal. After negotiations between U.S. Secretary of State James Baker and Iraq’s foreign minister, Tariq Aziz, failed, Congress authorized President Bush to use American troops in the coming conflict.

 

   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1990
To Year
1991
 
Last Updated:
Oct 18, 2009
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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