Howard, Carl, 1SG

Infantry (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
First Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2004-2007, 11Z50, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Previously Held MOS
71L10-Administrative Specialist
11M-Fighting Vehicle Infantryman
Service Years
1986 - 2007
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition

First Sergeant

Seven Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Army Physical Fitness Badge Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Post-2007) Drill Sergeant Badge

Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male) Schutzenschnur Bronze 18th Airborne Corps 25th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

 Military Association Memberships
Sergeant Audie Murphy ClubVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  2007, Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:


Other Comments:
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)Air Assault Badge
Recoilless Rifle
Auto Rifle

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1986, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Jackson, SC), D/2
  1992, 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment (Fort Benning, GA), B/3
 Unit Assignments
7th Engineer Brigade36th Medical Battalion10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment30th Infantry Regiment2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment
Army Garrison Fort Irwin, CA25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1987-1989, 71L10, 7th Engineer Brigade/HHC
  1989-1991, 71L10, 36th Medical Battalion
  1992-1992, 11M, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group/HHC
  1993-1994, 11M, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment/A Company
  1995-1996, 11M, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment
  1996-1997, 11M, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1997-1999, 11M, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment/E Company
  1999-2001, 11B10, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment/A Company
  2001-2002, 11B10, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  2002-2004, 11Z50, Army Garrison Fort Irwin, CA/Operations Group NTC
  2004-2007, 11Z50, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War (Iraq)4
  2001-2001 Operation Joint Guardian (KFOR) 4
  2004-2005 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan4
 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 were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are 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?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and 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 helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Bellevue University
  2009-2011, Others/Not Listed2
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