Colvin, Terry, SFC

Signal Corps (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
31Z-Senior Signal Sergeant
Current/Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1986-1990, 31Z, US Army Operational Test and Evaluation Agency Field Office (USOTEA FO)
Previously Held MOS
05C10-Radio Teletype Operator
72B-Communications Center Specialist
72G-Automatic Data Telecommunications Center Operator
74G-Telecommunications Computer Operator/Repairer
31Z-Telecommunications Operations Chief
Service Years
1970 - 1990
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Presidential Certificate of Appreciation

Sergeant First Class

Seven Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Joint Communications Support Element US Southern Command

 Unofficial Badges 

Signal Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Can Tho Orphanage

 Military Association Memberships
Thailand-Laos-Cambodia BrotherhoodUTAPAO Alumni AssociationArmed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
  1999, Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Brotherhood - Assoc. Page
  2002, UTAPAO Alumni Association [Verified]
  2009, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired to a coastal area just south of Hua Hin, Thailand.
Other Comments:
Not Specified
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  1970, 3rd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, GA), E
3rd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, GA)


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Start Date 
Sep, 1970

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Last Updated:Mar 23, 2019
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U.S. Army South Eastern Signal School:
I went to teletype school to learn the keyboard functions; prepare message formats; as well as basic radio and crypto machine equipment.  I had six hours of instruction on the KL-7 off-line encryption and decryption system.  See: - TSEC/KL-7 (ADONIS/POLLUX).  We were told this system was no longer used by the U.S.  That was technically true; however cmm NATO/OTAN countries did use it.  I as shift supervisor used this system extensively during my assignment to Naples cmm Italy - 1/77 to 1/80.  Since I already knew how to type having taking typing classes in high school some of my teletype training was superfluous.  The instructor gave me a mop and bucket and had me cleaning the hallways.

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