Rathge, Michael, CW4

Aviation (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Current/Last Primary MOS
153B-UH-1 Pilot
Current/Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1983-1986, 100B, S Troop, 4th Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Previously Held MOS
67V10-Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
09W-Warrant Officer Flight Student
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Service Years
1971 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 4

Two Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal Order of The Spur Cold War Veteran

Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
US Army Warrant Officers AssociationArmy Together We ServedNational Rifle Association (NRA)Post 4895, Howard Smiley Johnson Post
  1979, US Army Warrant Officers Association - Assoc. Page
  2012, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2013, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4895, Howard Smiley Johnson Post (Clarksville, Tennessee) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1971, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Lewis, WA), D/33
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army Aviation Training Command194th Armor BrigadeTroop H, 10th Cavalry (Air), 17th Aviation Group782nd Maintenance Battalion
US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KYInitial Entry Rotary Wing Training Course (IERW)11th Armored Cavalry RegimentSpecial Forces Units
4th Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment4th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment207th Aviation Company101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
  1972-1972, 67V10, US Army Aviation Training Command
  1972-1972, 67V10, 194th Armor Brigade
  1972-1973, 67N20, Troop H, 10th Cavalry (Air), 17th Aviation Group
  1973-1974, 67N10, 782nd Maintenance Battalion
  1974-1976, 67N10, HHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1976-1977, 09W, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training Course (IERW)
  1977-1980, 100B, Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1980-1983, 100B, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1983-1986, 100B, S Troop, 4th Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1986-1990, 153B, HHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1990-1992, 153B, A Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment
  1992-1995, 153B, 207th Aviation Company
  1995-1996, 153B, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1972-1973 Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
 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?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
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?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  1982-1989, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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