Welsh, Joey, 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
1995-1996, 18Z, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Cadre)/A Company
Previously Held MOS
111.07-Light Weapons Infantry Parachute
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
91B10-Combat Medic
00F-Drill Sergeant
11B50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
11G50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
18Z-Special Forces Senior Sergeant
Service Years
1966 - 1996
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

First Sergeant

Seven Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Drill Sergeant Badge Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male)

 Unofficial Badges 

Zouave Badge Cold War Medal MACV Recondo Patch XVIII Airborne Recondo

 Remembrance Profiles -  31 Soldiers Remembered

 Tributes from Members  
God Bless You posted by MI Cameron, David, MSG 110 
TANGO MIKE MIKE posted by IN Welsh, Joey, 1SG 491
COL Robert L Howard (MOH)4 posted by IN Welsh, Joey, 1SG 491
COL Robert L Howard (MOH)1 posted by IN Welsh, Joey, 1SG 491
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Master ParachutistPathfinder Badge
Thailand - Jump Wings (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Basic Training (Fort Dix, NJ), E
  1979, 2nd Battalion,1st Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA), D/4
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)101st Airborne Division 1st Field Force Vietnam (I Field Force)/E Company Long Range Patrol (LRP) 20th Infantry (ABN)U.S. Army
82nd Airborne Division1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group7th Infantry DivisionInfantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
Jumpmaster CoursePathfinder SchoolSupreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne)
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)/1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces GroupUS Army Special Operations Command (Airborne) (USASOC) 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Cadre)
  1966-1966, 11G50, (DLI-SC) Thai Lauguage Course
  1966-1966, 111.07, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)/HHC
  1967-1968, 11B20, 101st Airborne Division
  1968-1968, 11F10, 1st Field Force Vietnam (I Field Force)/E Company Long Range Patrol (LRP) 20th Infantry (ABN)
  1968-1968, 11B20, 5th Special Forces Group Recondo Course
  1968-1969, 11F10, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
  1976-1978, 91B10, 1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group
  1980-1981, 11B20, 7th Infantry Division
  1981-1981, 11B20, Drill Sergeant School
  1981-1983, 00F, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Cadre), Fort Benning, GA/A Company
  1983-1985, 11B20, Recondo School, XVIII Airborne
  1984-1984, 11G50, Jumpmaster Course
  1985-1985, 11G50, Pathfinder School
  1986-1987, 11B50, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)/HQ
  1987-1988, 11G50, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne)
  1988-1990, 11F10, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group/HHC
  1991-1991, 11F10, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne)
  1993-1994, 11F10, US Army Special Operations Command (Airborne) (USASOC)
  1994-1995, 18Z, 4th Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Cadre)
  1995-1996, 18Z, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Cadre)/A Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)1
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  1991-1991 Operation Provide Comfort II (Iraq)
 Colleges Attended 
  1971-1972, Camden County Community College
  1973-1974, Gloucester County College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 05, 2014, General Photos214
  Feb 16, 2014, Forum Photos4
  Feb 22, 2014, Message Photos13
  Mar 03, 2014, Flashes of time121
  Jul 13, 2016, GENERAL PHOTOS7
 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I have been producing military related tribute videos for several years.  My You Tube is  https://www.youtube.com/user/springer94?feature=guide  My Pinterest is

 I was the Historical adviser for my last unit I was with in Vietnam, E Company (LRP), 20th Infantry (ABN) & C  Company (RGR), 75th Infantry (ABN) First Field Force Vietnam when we formed in 1990 till 2015.  I have been the custodian for all our KIA's records for the past 25 years. I am involved in all POW/MIA and veterans issues.  I was the Military Adviser for Monika Stevensons's web site My Family Memoirs for the six years it was on line. 
I try and participate in local community projects when I can.  I enjoy learning military history which deals with the  Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols, Long Range Patrols, Rangers, BDQ (SVN Rangers who had US Advisers) and the present day Long Range Surveillance Units.  
I love to listen to and play Blues Music, travel, and spend time with my wife and our two Labradors.  However, due to some health issues I have not been doing any traveling for awhile now.  I'm feeling better as time goes on and hope to do some traveling in the future.  

Other Comments:
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 Military Association Memberships
Army Historical Foundation75th Ranger Regiment AssociationNational Pathfinder AssociationNational Rifle Association (NRA)
509th Parachute Infantry AssociationPost 345American Airborne Association
  2011, Army Historical Foundation
  2014, 75th Ranger Regiment Association [Verified]
  2014, National Pathfinder Association
  2014, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2014, 509th Parachute Infantry Association [Verified]
  2014, American Legion, Post 345 (Membership Director) (Austin, Texas) - Chap. Page
  2014, American Airborne Association [Verified]
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