Sierra, Edwin, SFC

Signal Corps (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
31W10-Telecommunications Operator
Current/Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1994-1998, 31W40, US Army Quartermaster School Brigade/HHC
Previously Held MOS
31M-Multichannel Transmission Systems
31M-Multichannel Communications Equipment Operator
31Y-Communications Systems Supervisor
31W40-Network Operations Chief
Service Years
1978 - 1998
Foreign Language(s)
German
Spanish
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant First Class


Six Service Stripes


 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Army Retired-Soldier for Life Schutzenschnur Silver German Military Proficiency Bronze

US Army Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) German Sports Badge Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

German Swimming Life Saver Badge Army Civilian Retired Lapel Pin


 Military Association Memberships
Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Signal Corps Regimental AssociationAmerican LegionArmy Together We Served
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
  1986, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1992, Signal Corps Regimental Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1996, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1998, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2009, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Once I retired from the Army, I immediately began my second career in Law Enforcement, with the Division of the Capitol Police in Richmond, Virginia, the oldest police department in the United States, dated back to 1618. I spent 4.5 years as I bike patrol police officer.

After 911, Fort Lee, Virginia created civilian police positions and I began there as a Lead Sergeant, until 2004, when I became a Supervisory Police Officer (Watch Commander), until the present time.

It's been a long 43 years with the Federal Government, served in green, now in blue, supporting this country, and still serving our military member.



   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1978, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, GA), C/311
 Unit Assignments
U.S. Army3rd Battalion, 71st Air Defense Artillery124th Signal Battalion26th Signal Battalion
32nd Signal Battalion69th Signal Battalion23rd Quartermaster BrigadeSustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) Staff, Fort Lee, VA/Quartermaster Center & School, Fort Lee
  1978-1979, 31M, (31M) Multichannel Communications Equipment Operator Course
  1979-1980, 31M, 3rd Battalion, 71st Air Defense Artillery/C Battery
  1980-1981, 31M, 3rd Battalion, 71st Air Defense Artillery/C Battery
  1981-1982, 31M, 3rd Battalion, 71st Air Defense Artillery/C Battery
  1983-1984, 31M, 124th Signal Battalion
  1984-1985, 31M, 26th Signal Battalion/D Company
  1985-1990, 31M, 32nd Signal Battalion/C Company
  1990-1993, 31Y, 69th Signal Battalion
  1993-1998, 31Y, 23rd Quartermaster Brigade/HHC
  1994-1998, 31W40, US Army Quartermaster School Brigade/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1986-1986 Training Exercise - Reforger (Certain Sentinel) '86
  1986-1986 Training Exercise - Crested Eagle '86
  1987-1987 Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA)
  1987-1987 Training Exercise - Reforger (Certain Strike) 1987
  1987-1987 Training Exercise - WINTEX-CIMEX '87
  1988-1988 Training Exercise - Reforger (Certain Challenge) '88
  1989-1989 Training Exercise - Caravan Guard '89
  1989-1989 Training Exercise - WINTEX-CIMEX '89
  1989-1989 Training Exercise - V Corps Eager Elite '89
  1989-1989 Training Exercise - V Corps Battle Focus I
  1990-1990 Training Exercise - Reforger (Centurion Shield) '90
 Colleges Attended 
Temple UniversityBig Bend Community CollegeCentral Texas CollegeUniversity of Maryland, European Division
Virginia State UniversitySaint Leo UniversityVirginia Commonwealth University
  1980-1981, Temple University
  1982-1983, Big Bend Community College
  1985-1986, Central Texas College
  1990-1993, University of Maryland, European Division
  1995-1997, Virginia State University
  1997-1998, Saint Leo University
  2001-2002, Virginia Commonwealth University
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