Baker, Tom, SFC

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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Aviation
Current/Last Primary MOS
15Y10-AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer
Current/Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2005-2008, 15Y10, US Army Human Resources Command
Previously Held MOS
13B10-Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember
68X-AH64 Armament/Electronic Systems Repairer
Service Years
1986 - 2008
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Sergeant First Class


Seven Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)American Legion
  1999, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
Start Year
1991
End Year
1991

Description
Just after midnight on January 17, 1991 in the U.S., Bush gave the order for U.S. troops to lead an international coalition in an attack on Saddam Hussein’s army. U.S. General Norman Schwarzkopf led “Operation Desert Storm,” which began with a massive bombing of Hussein’s armies in Iraq and Kuwait. The ensuing campaign, which is remembered in part for the United States’ use of superior military technology, introduced the term “smart bombs” to the global vernacular—precision-bombing devices aimed primarily at destroying infrastructure and minimizing civilian casualties. In response, Hussein launched SCUD missiles into Saudi Arabia and Israel. Iraq’s use of SCUDs, notoriously inaccurate weapons designed to terrorize civilian targets, nearly succeeded in inciting the Israelis to retaliate. Hussein hoped an Israeli military response would draw neighboring Arab nations into the fight on Iraq’s side, but he again committed a grave miscalculation. Bush reassured Israelis that the U.S. would protect them from Hussein’s terrifying SCUD attacks and Israel resisted the urge to retaliate. Soon after, U.S. –installed Patriot missiles destroyed SCUD missiles in flight and further foiled Hussein’s plan to goad Israel into a holy war.

Following an intense bombing of Baghdad, U.S.-led coalition ground forces marched into Kuwait and across the Iraq border. Regular Iraqi troops surrendered in droves, leaving only Hussein’s hard-line Republican Guard to defend the capital, which they were unsuccessful in doing. After pushing Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait, Schwarzkopf called a ceasefire on February 28; he accepted the surrender of Iraqi generals on March 3.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1991
To Year
1991
 
Last Updated:
Nov 3, 2008
   
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