Wilson, Dale, MAJ

Armor (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Major
Current/Last Service Branch
Armor
Current/Last Primary MOS
12B-Armor
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1990-1991, 12B, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)/History Department
Previously Held MOS
11B10-Infantryman
71Q-Journalist
71L10-Administrative Specialist
71R10-Broadcast Journalist
11B30-Infantry Squad/Section Leader
12C-Cavalry Officer
46A-Public Affairs
Service Years
1969 - 1991
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of Saint George
Voice Edition

Armor

Major


Three Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Army Physical Fitness Badge Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Order of Saint George (Silver)

Cold War Veteran Blue Star


 Military Association Memberships
US Armor AssociationChapter 9Chapter 731Post 3830, LCpl Hayward Kimo Hamili Peleiholani Post
FSB Hill 4-11 AssociationAmerical Division Veterans Association Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Officers' Christian Fellowship
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)A Co, 1St BN, 1St RegtArmy Together We ServedOCS Foundation
  1980, US Armor Association
  1992, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 9 (Executive Director) (Hilo, Hawaii) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1992, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 731 (Recorder) (Hilo, Hawaii) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  1994, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3830, LCpl Hayward Kimo Hamili Peleiholani Post (National President) (Pahoa, Hawaii) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1996, FSB Hill 4-11 Association
  1998, Americal Division Veterans Association
  2000, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2001, Officers' Christian Fellowship
  2004, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Combat Infantrymen's Association, A Co, 1St BN, 1St Regt (Life Member) (Hilo, Hawaii) [Verified]
  2011, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2013, OCS Foundation


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Aside from a three-and-one-half year stint as Tactical Officer of C Co. and Field Music at Valley Forge Military Academy & College in Wayne, PA, I worked in the publishing industry after retiring from the Army in September 1991. I started out as Executive Editor of Presidio Press, a San Francisco Bay Area book publisher specializing in military history and military affairs. After leaving VFMA&C in the summer of 1998, I became my own boss--using contacts I'd made with Presidio to line up freelance copy-editing projects for several commercial and scholarly book publishers. I finally had to give up work entirely in 2004, however, when my body began letting me down. Fortunately, all of my disabling conditions are either directly or indirectly service-connected--making me eligible for a wide range of VA benefits--without which I'd be up the proverbial estuary without a manipulator!
   
Other Comments:
For the last 17 years I've been living on the Big Island of Hawaii with my wife, Carol, in a subdivision about a mile outside of Mountain View--almost exactly halfway between Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Look me up if you get over here and I'll give you the kamaaina tour!
   

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Pistol
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1969, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Ord, CA), D/51
  1970, 12th Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Jackson, SC), C6
  1978, 50th Company, 5th Student Brigade (OCS) (Fort Benning, GA), 65
  1979, Armor Officer Basic Course (Fort Knox, KY), A/5
 Unit Assignments
US Army3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment23rd Infantry Division23rd Infantry Division/11th Infantry Brigade (Light)
502nd Adjutant General CompanyInfantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)/HHC
Defense Information School (Faculty Staff)10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade (Horse) 1st Cavalry DivisionHHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY2nd Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment
Armor Officers' Advanced Course2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment2nd Battalion, 34th Armored RegimentArmy Garrison Fort Carson, CO
United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)
  1970-1970, 11B10, Visual Tracker Course
  1970-1970, 11B10, 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1970-1971, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)/31st Public Information Detachment
  1971-1971, 71L10, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)/HHC
  1971-1971, 71Q, Information Specialist Journalist Course
  1971-1972, 71Q, 502nd Adjutant General Company
  1972-1972, 71R10, Headquarters, US Army Infantry School
  1973-1973, 11B30, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment/D Troop
  1973-1976, 71Q, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)/HHC
  1976-1976, 71Q, Advanced Leadership Course
  1977-1977, 71Q, Adjutant General Advanced NCO Course (ANCOC)
  1977-1978, 71Q, Defense Information School (Faculty Staff)/Applied Journalism Department
  1979-1980, 12C, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade (Horse) 1st Cavalry Division/D Troop
  1980-1981, 46A, HHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1981-1981, 12B, Junior Officer Maintenance Course
  1982-1982, 12B, 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment/HHC
  1983-1983, Armor Officers' Advanced Course
  1983-1984, 12B, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment/HHC
  1984-1985, 12B, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment/D Company
  1985-1985, 12B, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment/HHC
  1985-1986, 46A, Army Garrison Fort Carson, CO
  1986-1986, Combined Arms Services and Staff School (CAS3)
  1988-1991, 12B, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)/History Department
  1990-1991, 12B, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)/History Department
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
  1971-1971 Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)/Operation Lam Son 719
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
  1985-1985 Training Exercise - Reforger '851
 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 were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are 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?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, 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?
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?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Temple UniversityTemple University
  1980-1981, McKendree College2
  1986-1988, Temple University
  1990-1990, Temple University2
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