Cameron, David, MSG

Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Military Intelligence
Current/Last Primary MOS
35X-Intelligence Senior Sergeant
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1986-1987, 35X, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, (Staff)
Previously Held MOS
05B20-Radio Operator
31Z-Telecommunications Operations Chief
05C-Radio Teletypewriter Operator
76Y20-Unit Supply Specialist
96B-Intelligence Analyst
Service Years
1966 - 1987
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
1st Infantry Division Certificate
2nd Infantry Division Certificate
Army Wheel Vehicle Driver Certificate
Certificate Of Achievement
Certificate Of Appreciation
Cold War Certificate
Reforger Certificate

Master Sergeant

Seven Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Department of the Army Military Intelligence United States Readiness Command USA - Republic of Korea (ROK) Combined Forces Command US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

French Fourragere Master Army Instructor Badge Army Retired-Soldier for Life Signal School Instructor

U.S. Forces korea Schutzenschnur Silver 4th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Signal Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

LRRP Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Association Memberships
Department of Texas4th Infantry Division Association United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  1988, American Legion, Department of Texas (Paid Up For Life) (Austin, Texas)1 - Chap. Page
  2005, 4th Infantry Division Association 2
  2012, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) - Assoc. Page
  2019, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Currently retired... living with my Service Dog (Charlie) and trying to keep my health ((lots of Agent Orange and PTSD issues)) from getting any worse...  Used to love traveling in my Motorhome... but no longer able to do that...  Kinda getting all this military history together so that hopefully (maybe after i'm gone - they sure don't appear to be interested now) my family will take the time to see what all I did thru the years...

Charlie - yes, we have heard all the jokes about a Nam Vet with a dog named Charlie...  But he is my life saver...
General Stuff

Every Morning... A Gift

God speaks to me every morning...  He tells me to 'get up and get out of bed... I am not done with you yet!'...

So I promise Him that I will strive to say what needs to be said to whomever crosses my path today...

And in appreciation for that daily 'gift,' I end each day by thanking Him for the day and promising Him that, if He gives me one more day, I will try to do better tomorrow.

     --- Pops (D. Cameron - 9/15/2019)

I just want to live this life running, and when it's all done, i want to be totally out of breath and exclaim -- man what a ride!
Other Comments:
Should be able to get another batch of goodies posted by the end of the weekend -- health and weather permitting...   ((More to come soon  -  Check back again soon)) ... 

Certificate (Training) - Driver Education - Ft Riley / 9-13 Feb 70
Certificate (Training) - Radio Teletype Operator (05C20) - Ft Gordon / 6 Oct 72
Certificate (Training) - Intelligence Analyst (96B) - (Correspondence) - Ft Huachuca / 1 Jul 74 - 13 Jul 76
Certificate (Training) - Intelligence Analysis (96B20) - Ft Huachuca / 19 May 78
Certificate (Training) - Radio Set AN/GRC-122B - 66 MI Group, Munich / 27 Sep 74
Certificate (Training) - Race Relations - USMCA Munich / 15-16 Dec 75
Certificate (Training) - Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) - Ft Huachuca
Certificate (Training) - MI Basic NCOES (BNCOC) - Ft Huachuca
Certificate (Training) - MI Advanced NCOES (ANCOC) - Ft Huachuca / 9 Oct - 14 Dec 79

Diploma - US Army Marksmanship Training Unit - Pistol Instructor and Coaches Clinic - Fort Benning / 5 Apr 73

Certificate - Basic Electronic Circuit Applications - Bell & Howell Schools / 24 Feb 75

Certificate (Achievement) - SOT Briefing - 317 Eng Bn, Camp Eschborn, Germany / 21 Nov 77
Certificate (Achievement) - Fundraising - Greater Augusta UFC / 14 Oct 73

Certificate (Appreciation) - Special Olympics - Sierra Vista, AZ / 18 May 78
Certificate (Appreciation) - Defensive Driver - USMCA Munich / 27 Feb 76

Letter (Commendation) - Exercise Freedom Vault - Osan Korea / 10 Mar 71

Letter (Commendation) - Solid Shield 79 - 24 ID, Fort Stewart / 10-24 May 79
Letter (Commendation) - Development of USAICS Soldeierization Program - Ft Huachuca / 18 Nov 82

Letter (Congratulations) - 1975 Competitive Shooting - German Police - Munich / 4 Feb 75

Letter (Appreciation) - Wintex Exercise - 66 MI Group - Munich / 27 Mar 75
Letter (Appreciation) - Exercise Blue Flag 84-4 - US Air Force Tactical Warfare Center - Eglin AFB / 9 Oct 84

Letter (Appreciation) - US Mobile Training Team Support - Armed Forces of El Salvador - US Air Defense Center, Ft Bliss / 5 Oct 82
Letter (Appreciation) - Soviet Orientation Team Support - Bremerhaven Military Community - Germany / 28 Oct 77
Letter (Appreciation) - Support - Army Basic Skills Education Program - RCA Service Company - Ft Huachuca / 26 Jul 82
Letter (Appreciation) - Support - Munich Military Police - Germany / 4 Oct 75

 Remembrance Profiles -  2 Soldiers Remembered
  • Cameron, Thomas Cooper, CPO, (1941-1951)
  • Cameron, William, Sgt, (1967-1970)
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Military Intell

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, 4th Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Ord, CA), H18
  1967, 2nd Battalion, 4th Training Brigade (Fort Ord, CA)1
  1971, 1st Battalion, 1st Signal Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, Ga)
 Unit Assignments
Faculty and Staff Battalion, US Army Air Defense Center and School, Fort Bliss, TX 4th Infantry Division1st Brigade, 4th Infantry DivisionU.S. Army
24th Signal Battalion24th Infantry Division121st Signal Battalion1st Infantry Division
I Corps83rd Ordnance BattalionSignal Units8th Army
US Army South Eastern Signal School (Staff) Fort GordonArmy Garrisons66th Military Intelligence Group66th Military Intelligence Group
Military Intelligence UnitsHQ, US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)Army Garrisons24th Infantry Division
Combined Field Army, UNC, United Nations Command (UNC)501st Military Intelligence GroupU.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, (Staff)2nd Infantry Division
U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, (Staff)
  1967-1967, 05B20, Faculty and Staff Battalion, US Army Air Defense Center and School, Fort Bliss, TX
  1967-1968, 05C, 4th Infantry Division
  1967-1968, 05B20, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
  1968-1969, 05C, Break in Service
  1968-1969, 05B20, USAR Control Group
  1969-1970, 05C, 24th Signal Battalion
  1969-1970, 31Z, 24th Infantry Division
  1969-1971, 121st Signal Battalion
  1970-1970, 31Z, 1st Infantry Division
  1970-1971, I Corps
  1970-1971, 05C, 83rd Ordnance Battalion
  1971-1971, 05C, 307th Signal Battalion
  1971-1972, 05C, 8th Army
  1971-1974, 05C, C Company (Instructor), 3rd Battalion (Cadre), Southeast Signal Corps School (USASESCS)
  1972-1972, 05C, 385th Signal Company
  1972-1974, 76Y20, Army Garrison Fort Gordon, GA
  1974-1977, 05C, 66th Military Intelligence Group
  1976-1978, 96B, Soviet Orientation Team, 66th Military Intelligence Group
  1977-1978, 96B, 5th Military Intelligence Company
  1977-1978, 96B, HQ, US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)
  1978-1978, 96B, Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca, AZ
  1978-1980, 96B, 24th Infantry Division
  1980-1981, 96B, Combined Field Army, UNC, United Nations Command (UNC)
  1980-1981, 96B, 501st Military Intelligence Group
  1981-1985, 35X, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, (Staff)
  1985-1986, 35X, 2nd Infantry Division
  1986-1987, 35X, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, (Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation MacArthur/Battle of Dak To1
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)2
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)6
  1969-1969 Training Exercise - Reforger (Reforger I) '69
  1970-1970 Training Exercise - Reforger (Reforger II) '70
  1971-1971 Training Exercise - Freedom Vault '71
  1973-1973 Training Exercise - Reforger (Reforger IV) '73
  1977-1977 Training Exercise - Ulchi-Focus Lens '77
  1978-1978 Training Exercise Gallant Eagle '791
  1979-1979 Training Exercise - Solid Shield '79
  1979-1979 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '79
  1979-1979 Training Exercise - Brave Shield XIX '79
  1980-1980 Training Exercise - Gallant Eagle '80
  1981-1981 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '81
  1984-1984 Training Exercise - Gallant Eagle '84
  1984-1984 Training Exercise - Homward Bound '841
  1986-1986 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '86
 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?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, 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?
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 
  1981-2011, Others/Not Listed8
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