DeLong, Bill, SFC

Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Military Intelligence
Current/Last Primary MOS
35F-Intelligence Analyst
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2007-2007, 96B, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A)
Previously Held MOS
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
11M-Fighting Vehicle Infantryman
91C-Practical Nurse
96B-Intelligence Analyst
Service Years
1986 - 2008
Foreign Language(s)
French
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant First Class


Six Service Stripes



Six Overseas Service Bars



 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award
Aviation Badge (Basic)
Parachutist (Basic)Air Assault Badge
Grenade
Military Intell
Jordan - Jump Wings

 

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Post-2007) US Central Command US SOCOM

Defense Intel Agency USAE Special Operations Command - Central 101st Airbone Division Special Forces Group




 Unofficial Badges 

Medical Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) US Army S.E.R.E. insignia Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Association of United States Army (AUSA)Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Post 5480, Bailey Pride Jr. PostChapter C
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)Post 6Ft. Campbell Chapter
  1989, Association of United States Army (AUSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1990, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5480, Bailey Pride Jr. Post (Member) (Madisonville, Kentucky) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Special Forces Association, 100, Chapter C (Executive Officer) (Fort Bragg, North Carolina) - Chap. Page
  2010, Special Forces Association, 100, Chapter C (Executive Officer) (Fort Bragg, North Carolina) - Chap. Page
  2010, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, American Legion, Post 6 (Member) (Madisonville, Kentucky) - Chap. Page
  2013, 101st Airborne Division Association, Ft. Campbell Chapter (Life Member) (Ft. Campbell, Kentucky) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Serve as an Department of the Army Civilian INFOSEC Specialist at Ft Campbell, Ky.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1986, Basic Training (Fort McClellan, AL), B/1
  1988, 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment (Fort Benning, GA), A/2
 Unit Assignments
52nd Aviation Battalion/189th Aviation Company101st Aviation Regiment1st Battalion, 121st Infantry RegimentARNG Medical Units
Brooke Army Medical Center168th Medical BattalionBlanchfield Army Community Hospital5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
U.S. ArmyCombined Joint Special Operations Task Force Arabian Peninsula (CJSOTF-AP)Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)/United States Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT)
Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A)
  1986-1988, 67N10, 52nd Aviation Battalion/189th Aviation Company
  1986-1988, 67N10, 52nd Aviation Battalion/189th Aviation Company
  1988-1992, 67N10, 9th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment
  1992-1993, 11M, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment/D Company
  1994-1994, 91C, 116th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH)
  1995-1997, 91C, Brooke Army Medical Center
  1997-1998, 91C, 168th Medical Battalion
  1998-1999, 91C, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital/HHC
  1999-2004, 35F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
  2001-2002, 96B, Joint Task Force Dagger West
  2004-2004, 96B, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Arabian Peninsula (CJSOTF-AP)
  2004-2006, 35F, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  2006-2008, 35F, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)/United States Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT)
  2007-2007, 96B, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
 Military Association Memberships
Association of United States Army (AUSA)Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Post 5480, Bailey Pride Jr. PostChapter C
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)Post 6Ft. Campbell Chapter
  1989, Association of United States Army (AUSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1990, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5480, Bailey Pride Jr. Post (Member) (Madisonville, Kentucky) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Special Forces Association, 100, Chapter C (Executive Officer) (Fort Bragg, North Carolina) - Chap. Page
  2010, Special Forces Association, 100, Chapter C (Executive Officer) (Fort Bragg, North Carolina) - Chap. Page
  2010, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, American Legion, Post 6 (Member) (Madisonville, Kentucky) - Chap. Page
  2013, 101st Airborne Division Association, Ft. Campbell Chapter (Life Member) (Ft. Campbell, Kentucky) [Verified] - Chap. Page


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Reflections on SFC DeLong's US Army Service
 
 Reflections On My Service
 
PLEASE DESCRIBE WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE ARMY?
I had always wanted to be a soldier, ever since i can recall. Had my G I Joe as a kid and wanted to do all the cool things. Had a turn for the worse and was lucky to get into the Army before i was really ready to. Spent almost seven years in the first time had a 2 year hiatus and then reenlisted spending the rest in till i retired in 2008.
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?
I enlisted in late 1985 and went to BT at Ft McClellan AL in Feb 1986, completed my first AIT(67N) at Ft Rucker and then first assignment to the 3rd AD CAB. I re-uped in 1988 to become an 11B completed OSUT at Ft Benning and was then assigned to Ft Campbell Ky(my real true home spent over half of my total Army career there). Stayed in Division till after DS and ETSd in 1992.

Went to LPN school in Ga and reenlisted in 1995.

First assignment back on board was at Ft Sam Houston Tx then the obligatory tour to Korea and assignment back to Ft Campbell to the hospital there. In 1999 the Army in its infinite wisdom reclassed me to 96B. I did not have a job in the hospital so had to go looking for one on post. Found my second home on Campbell, 5th SFG(A) spent it there till 2004 when i PCSd to DC to work at DIA for two years before PCSing to Tampa to work at SOCCENT where i retired in 2008.
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.
Desert Shield
Desert Storm
OEF 2001-2002
OIF 2003
OIF 2004
OEF 2007

As a DAC i have deployed to
OIF, 2008,2009,2010
FROM YOUR ENTIRE SERVICE, INCLUDING COMBAT, DESCRIBE THE PERSONAL MEMORIES WHICH HAVE IMPACTED YOU MOST?
Hooah Jump School. I felt on top of the world.
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.
Valor was our job.
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?
Airborne and Air Assault badges, they epitomize the full spectrum Airborne concept.
WHICH INDIVIDUAL(S) FROM YOUR TIME IN THE MILITARY STAND OUT AS HAVING THE MOST POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOU AND WHY?
I will always remember my first Squad Leader this Ecuadorian via NY named SGT Abraham Rios.
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?
They were all funny.
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?
I still work in the Military Intelligence field. Currently work the CIED effort for deploying Units.
WHAT MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS ARE YOU A MEMBER OF, IF ANY? WHAT SPECIFIC BENEFITS DO YOU DERIVE FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIPS?
I am a Life Member of the VFW and working on becoming a Life Member for the American Legion.
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?
It made me push through adversity and keep up the grind.
BASED ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY JOINED THE ARMY?
Keep up the fight you are never forgotten!!!!!!!
IN WHAT WAYS HAS TOGETHERWESERVED.COM HELPED YOU REMEMBER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND THE FRIENDS YOU SERVED WITH.
To find old teammates.

DMR

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