Cooney, Elliott W., SGT

Infantry (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
11C20-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1999-2001, 11C10, 1st Infantry Division
Previously Held MOS
11C10-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Service Years
1980 - 2004
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Reforger Certificate
Order of the Spur
US Army Disabled Veteran Certificate
Cold War Certificate


Six Service Stripes

One Overseas Service Bar

 Official Badges 

7th Infantry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Jungle Expert Badge Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

Blue Star Silver Star Service Banner

 Military Association Memberships
Post 2174, Corp. Lawrence E. Jones PostAmerican Legion17th Infantry Regiment Association
  1990, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2174, Corp. Lawrence E. Jones Post (National President) (Westville, New Jersey) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2001, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, 17th Infantry Regiment Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am currently 100% disabled and spend my time with the Gloucester County Honor Guard, and I also serve on the Army, Navy Garrison 52 Honor Guard.

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Other Comments:

In addition to my military awards I also have the New Jersey�Distinguished Service�Medal, the New Jersey Medal�of Merit (3rd. Award), And The Gloucester County Honor Guard Medal

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Cooney Family Combat Record

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
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 Spanish American War 

AfghanistanAustriaBelgiumBosnia and HerzegovinaCubaCzech RepublicFranceGermanyIraqKuwaitMontenegroMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofPanamaPhilippinesSaudi ArabiaUnited KingdomVietnam

 Remembrance Profiles -  5 Soldiers Remembered
  • Cooney, Edward, MSG
  • Freeman, Kyle, SPC, (2009-2013)
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 National Guard Awards

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1980, 7th Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA), B/4
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
50th Armored Division1st Battalion, 114th Infantry3rd Battalion, 32nd Infantry7th Infantry Division
3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment4th Battalion, 17th Infantry RegimentU.S. ArmyJungle Warfare Course, Fort Sherman, Panama
School Assignments - Staff5th Brigade (Training), 78th Division310th Theater Army Area Command1st Battalion, 26th Infantry
1st Infantry Division
  1980-1983, 11C10, 50th Armored Division
  1980-1983, 11C10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry
  1983-1984, 11C10, 3rd Battalion, 32nd Infantry
  1983-1984, 11C10, 7th Infantry Division
  1984-1986, 11C10, K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1986-1990, 11C10, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment
  1986-1990, 11C10, 7th Infantry Division
  1987-1987, 11C10, Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC)
  1989-1989, 11C10, Jungle Warfare Course, Fort Sherman, Panama
  1989-1989, 11C10, NCO Academy (Cadre) Fort Ord, CA
  1990-1993, 11C10, HHC, 5th Brigade (Training), 78th Division
  1995-1999, 11C10, 465th Transportation Company, 310th Theater Army Area Command
  1999-2001, 11C10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry
  1999-2001, 11C10, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1984-1986 Deployment - West German Border Security Operations
  1989-1990 Operation Just Cause (Panama)1
  1999-1999 Operation Noble Anvil (Allied Force)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
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