Cole, Larry, 1SG

Signal Corps (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
First Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
25W-Telecommunications Operations Chief
Current/Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2007-2008, 25W, HHC, 442nd Signal Battalion
Previously Held MOS
31C10-Radio Operator-Maintainer
31R-Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Operator Maintainer
31W-MSE Communications Chief
Service Years
1983 - 2008
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Cold War Certificate

First Sergeant

Eight Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of Mercury (Bronze)

 Military Association Memberships
101st Airborne Division AssociationAmerican Gulf War Veterans AssociationIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)N/A
Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter
  1992, 101st Airborne Division Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1992, American Gulf War Veterans Association
  2003, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Signal Corps Regimental Association, N/A (Member) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter (Augusta, Georgia)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
TRADOC, Doctrine/Lessons Learned Section, 
Director of Training (DOT) Us Army SIgnal Center, Fort Gordon, Ga.
Other Comments:
Not Specified
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 Ribbon Bar

Air Assault Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1983, 5th Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA), B
  1986, 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, GA), D
 Unit Assignments
Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans)2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment9th Infantry Division
24th Infantry DivisionU.S. Army9th Signal Battalion210th Field Artillery Brigade
Signal Basic NCO Course (BNCOC)501st Signal Battalion101st Airborne Division 141st Signal Battalion
1st Signal Brigade4th Infantry Division442nd Signal Battalion, Signal Center & School (Cadre) Fort Gordon, GA
  1983-1983, 11B10, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1984-1985, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans)
  1985-1986, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment
  1985-1986, 11B10, 9th Infantry Division
  1986-1987, 31C10, 24th Infantry Division
  1987-1987, 31C10, Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC)
  1988-1989, 31C10, 558th Artillery Group
  1989-1990, 31C10, B Company, 9th Signal Battalion
  1990-1991, 31C10, HHB, 210th Field Artillery Brigade
  1991-1991, 31C10, Signal Basic NCO Course (BNCOC)
  1991-1993, 31R, A Company, 501st Signal Battalion
  1991-1993, 31W, 101st Airborne Division
  1993-1996, 31R, C Company, 141st Signal Battalion
  1996-1997, 31R, Signal Advanced NCO Course (ANCOC)
  1996-1999, 31W, B Company, 501st Signal Battalion
  1999-2000, 31W, HHC, 1st Signal Brigade
  2000-2004, 31W, 4th Infantry Division
  2003-2003, 31C10, 9th Infantry Division
  2004-2005, 25W, Army Battlefield Spectrum Management Course
  2006-2006, 25W, First Sergeant Course
  2006-2007, 25W, C Company, 442nd Signal Battalion
  2007-2008, 25W, HHC, 442nd Signal Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  1996-1996 Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  2004-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/FOB Broomhead, Tikrit, Iraq
 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?
 Colleges Attended 
Central Texas CollegeColorado Technical UniversityColorado Technical University
  2003-2006, Central Texas College
  2008-2010, Colorado Technical University
  2010-2011, Colorado Technical University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 10, 2008, Retired
  May 01, 2013, General Photos
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