Koch, Ralph, SFC

Infantry (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Infantry
Current/Last Primary MOS
11M-Fighting Vehicle Infantryman
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2005-2008, 11M, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command
Previously Held MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Service Years
1983 - 2008
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Sergeant First Class


Seven Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Post-2007) Army Retired-Soldier for Life Schutzenschnur Bronze

1st Cavalry Division 1st Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
1st Cavalry Division AssociationScottish-American Military SocietyIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)Society of 1st Infantry Division
GeneralAmerican Military Retirees Association (AMRA)Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Combat Infantrymen's Association
Battling Bastards of BataanSociety of the 3rd Infantry DivisionPost 9534, Mannheimer PostPost -
Association of United States Army (AUSA)-National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2006, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]
  2007, Scottish-American Military Society
  2008, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Society of 1st Infantry Division [Verified]
  2008, National Infantry Association (NIA), General (Member) [Verified]
  2008, American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) - Assoc. Page
  2008, Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Combat Infantrymen's Association [Verified]
  2008, Battling Bastards of Bataan
  2008, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division [Verified]
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9534, Mannheimer Post (National President) (APO, AE) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, American Legion, Post - (Member) (San Antonio, Texas) - Chap. Page
  2017, Association of United States Army (AUSA) - Assoc. Page
  2017, -National Rifle Association (NRA)


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1984, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA), C/21
 Unit Assignments
30th Infantry Regiment3rd Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)
2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division 49th Armored Division1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment
30th Infantry Brigade (Enhanced Heavy)1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment5th Army (Fifth Army)2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division26th Infantry Regiment2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command
  1984-1986, 11M, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment/D Company
  1984-1986, 3rd Infantry Division
  1986-1987, 11M, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
  1986-1988, 11M, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
  1987-1988, 11M, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division /D Company
  1988-1989, 11B10, 49th Armored Division
  1989-1989, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment
  1989-1990, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment
  1989-1990, 11B10, 30th Infantry Brigade (Enhanced Heavy)
  1990-1992, 11M, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division /C Company
  1991-1991, 11M, Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC)
  1992-1995, 11M, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment/B Company
  1993-1993, 11M, NCO Academy (Cadre) Seventh Army, GE
  1994-1994, 11M, Bradley Master Gunner Course
  1995-1998, 11M, 5th Army (Fifth Army)
  1998-2001, 11M, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1998-2005, 11M, 1st Infantry Division
  2001-2003, 11M, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment/A Company
  2002-2002, 11M, Infantry Advanced NCO Course (ANCOC)
  2003-2005, 11M, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
  2005-2008, 11M, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm8
  1993-1993 Operation Able Sentry (Macedonia)9
  1999-2000 Operation Joint Guardian (KFOR) 8
  2002-2002 Operation Joint Guardian (KFOR) 5
  2003-2010 Camp Speicher, Tirkrit, Iraq72
 Colleges Attended 
Lenoir-Rhyne College
  1979-1983, Lenoir-Rhyne College
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