Dotson, Lonnie, 1SG

Armor (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
First Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
19Z50-Armor Senior Sergeant
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1988-1988, 19Z50, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment
Previously Held MOS
19E-M48-M60 Armor Crewman
11E10-Armor Crewman
19D10-Cavalry Scout
16C-Hercules Fire Control Crewmember
19D20-Cavalry Scout
12C-Cavalry Officer
Service Years
1967 - 1988
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur

First Sergeant

Six Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

25th Infantry Division 4th Infantry Division Army Recruiter (Gold) - 3 Sapphires Army Retired-Soldier for Life

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) US Army Retired (Post-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
3/4 Cav AssociationWounded Warrior Project Barstow ChapterVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
Military Order of the Purple HeartPost 82National Rifle Association (NRA)25th Infantry Division Association
  2006, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
  2008, Wounded Warrior Project [Verified]
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Barstow Chapter (Member) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, American Legion, Post 82 (Member) (Auburn, Washington) - Chap. Page
  2013, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2198, 25th Infantry Division Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Invested 28 years with the Boeing Company, worked as manager Commercial Airplane Group. My group approved and changes to production and out of production Aircraft representing the Fabrication Division. I work mainly in Renton WA (home of the 737 and former home to the 757). Moved on to support the design and project supporting the 767 Tanker program as Fab Div product review manager. Before I retired I left management and went into Supply Chain Mgt and a Lead for the 737 Change board. We worked with suppliers and design team to ensure parts were delivered at the right time to support the 737 Max and recently purchased planes. We also had to support the flight who flew Boeing planes daily throughout the world. Retired in 2016?.

Other Comments:
Married to the former Alice (Allie) Hatch for almost the past 36 years. I have 5 kids and 9 grandkids. Living up here in the Northwest...Sshe works for Dell here at home
 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Tank Weapons
Machine Gun

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, 5th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Lewis, WA), C/41
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY2nd Battalion, 37th Armor25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)Army Air Defense Command (ARADCOM)
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry 161st Infantry Regiment2nd Battalion, 160th Infantry 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor
HHC, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)2nd Battalion, 34th Armor3rd Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment
  1967-1968, 19E, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1967-1968, 11E10, 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor
  1967-1968, 19E, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1967-1988, 19D10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1969, 16C, Army Air Defense Command (ARADCOM)
  1969-1970, 19D20, HHT, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  1970-1971, 12C, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment
  1971-1972, 12C, 2nd Battalion, 160th Infantry
  1971-1973, 11E10, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor
  1972-1973, 19E, HHC, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)
  1973-1982, 00R, US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)
  1973-1985, 00R, US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)
  1985-1988, 19Z50, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor
  1986-1987, 19Z50, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor
  1988-1988, 19Z50, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign/Operation Road Runner
 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?
 Colleges Attended 
Columbia CollegeUniversity of PhoenixArizona State University
  1980-1983, Columbia College
  2001-2005, University of Phoenix
  2002-2005, Arizona State University
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