Austin, E. Ray, MSG

Adjutant General (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
Current/Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1990-1991, 00R, Army Garrison Fort Ord, CA
Previously Held MOS
36K10-Tactical Wire Operations Specialist
05C10-Radio Teletype Operator
31B10-Field Communications Electronics Equipment Mechanic
31G40-Tactical Communications Chief
67B-Certified General Aircraft Repairer
Service Years
1964 - 1991
Foreign Language(s)
Voice Edition

Master Sergeant

Eight Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired I Field Force, Vietnam Career Counselor US Army Retired (Post-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Signal Shoulder Cord Armor Shoulder Cord Artillery Shoulder Cord

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:

Now? I am officially retired and loving life as much as I can.

Please visit my website and view hundreds of photos, and many are from Vietnam.


Other Comments:

After retiring from the Army in 1991, I worked part-time at a Radio Shack in the Hampton Mall in Hampton Roads, VA. Moved from VA in 1993 to Gatlinburg, TN and lived and worked about six months for a Chalet Company. Moved from Gatlinburg in June 1993 to Cookeville, TN, and graduated from an Architectural Drafting School in Livingston TN, then moved to Dale Hollow Lake in Pickett County TN where for about ten years I ran my own Professional Photography business and also worked part-time at a local Funeral Home.  In 2004, I moved back to Scott County Tennessee where I was born and raised, in Norma to be exact, and for a few years I worked for FOUR OAKS FUNEERAL HOME before finally retiring for good.

Now, I'm loving retirement, and just trying to stay out of trouble!

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Tributes from Members  
Military Bio posted by SC Glaeseman, Ron R, SP 5 4
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Air Assault Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, 6th Training Battalion, 2nd Training Regiment (Fort Gordon, GA), D1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
83rd Field Artillery Battalion72nd Field Artillery Group2nd Battalion, 79th Field Artillery Regiment1st Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery
3rd Battalion, 32nd Artillery1st Aviation Brigade194th Armored Brigade1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 26th Field Artillery1st Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment2nd Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry
101st Airborne Division United States Army Information Systems Command (USAISC)7th Signal BrigadeArmy Garrison Fort Ord, CA
  1964-1965, 36A, 83rd Field Artillery Battalion
  1965-1967, 36K10, 72nd Field Artillery Group
  1967-1967, 36K10, 2nd Battalion, 79th Field Artillery Regiment
  1969-1970, 36K10, HHB, 1st Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery
  1970-1970, 05C10, HHB, 3rd Battalion, 32nd Artillery
  1971-1972, 31B10, 12th Combat Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1972-1974, 31B10, 194th Armored Brigade
  1974-1974, 31G40, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment
  1974-1976, 31G40, B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 26th Field Artillery
  1977-1979, 67B, HHB, 1st Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment
  1979-1980, 67B, HHC, 2nd Infantry Division
  1980-1980, 67B, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry
  1980-1985, 00R, 101st Administration Company, 101st Airborne Division
  1985-1987, 00R, United States Army Information Systems Command (USAISC)
  1987-1990, 00R, 7th Signal Brigade
  1990-1991, 00R, Army Garrison Fort Ord, CA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 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?
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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