Wilson, Dale, MAJ

Armor (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
19B-Armor Officer
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 11B10, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry
Previously Held MOS
71L10-Administrative Specialist
71R10-Broadcast Journalist
12C-Cavalry Officer
12B-Armor Officer
46A-Public Affairs Officer
Service Years
1969 - 1991
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of Saint George
Reforger Certificate
US Army Disabled Veteran Certificate
Voice Edition



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 Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
US Armor AssociationChapter 9Post 3830, LCpl Hayward Kimo Hamili Peleiholani PostFSB Hill 4-11 Association
Americal Division Veterans Association Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Officers' Christian FellowshipVietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
A Co, 1St BN, 1St RegtArmy Together We ServedOCS FoundationTWS Profile Integrity
  1980, US Armor Association
  1992, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 9 (Executive Director) (Hilo, Hawaii) - Chap. Page
  1992, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 731 (Recorder) (Hilo, Hawaii)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) - Chap. Page
  1996, FSB Hill 4-11 Association
  1998, Americal Division Veterans Association
  2000, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) - Assoc. Page
  2001, Officers' Christian Fellowship
  2004, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) - Assoc. Page
  2006, Combat Infantrymen's Association, Inc., A Co, 1St BN, 1St Regt (Life Member) (Hilo, Hawaii) - Chap. Page
  2011, Army Together We Served
  2013, OCS Foundation
  2018, TWS Profile Integrity

 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 20 years I lived on Hawaii's Big Island with my wife, Carol, in a subdivision about a mile outside of Mountain View--almost exactly halfway between Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. However, I moved to Idaho in late July 2019 to settle in the Sagle area not far from the Pend Oreille River. Between the Blue State politics, earthquakes and eruptions, I decided it was time to bid Hawaii Aloha and head for cooler climes! It was a wise decision. I absolutely love it here in the northern Idaho panhandle!

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1969, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Ord, CA), D/51
  1978, 50th Company, 5th Student Brigade (OCS) (Fort Benning, GA), 65
  1979, Armor Officer Basic Course (Fort Knox, KY), A/5
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)502nd Adjutant General CompanyInfantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)Defense Information School (Faculty Staff)Troop D, 10th Cavalry , 194th Armored Brigade (Cadre)
US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY2nd Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment2nd Battalion, 34th ArmorArmy Garrison Fort Carson, CO
United States Military Academy West Point (Staff-USMA)
  1970-1970, 11B10, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry
  1970-1971, 31st Public Information Detachment, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1971-1971, 71L10, HHC, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1971-1972, 71Q10, 502nd Adjutant General Company
  1972-1972, 71R10, Headquarters, US Army Infantry School
  1973-1973, 11B30, D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry
  1973-1976, 71Q10, HHC, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1977-1978, 71Q10, Applied Journalism Department, Defense Information School (Faculty Staff)
  1979-1980, 12C, Troop D, 10th Cavalry , 194th Armored Brigade (Cadre)
  1980-1981, 46A, HHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1982-1982, 12B, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment
  1983-1984, 12B, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor
  1984-1985, 12B, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor
  1985-1985, 12B, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor
  1985-1986, 46A, Army Garrison Fort Carson, CO
  1988-1990, 12B, History Department, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff-USMA)
  1990-1991, 12B, History Department, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff-USMA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
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?
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? 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 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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