Sound off (Introduction Thread)

Discussion in 'Military-related education topics' started by NorCal, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. GZOCC400

    GZOCC400 New Member

    US Army 2010-2013
    19K "M1 Armor Crewman"
    Deployed OND 2011 - COB Adder
    Stationed at Fort Bliss, TX with 4/1AD 1-77AR "Steel Tigers"
    ETS in November 2013
  2. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    I would like to welcome all the prior service and active duty members here on DegreeInfo. I'm sure I speak for many of the veterans here when I say that if any of you have any questions or need some advice, please seek out our veterans here on my board and we'll try to point you in the right direction.

    I wouldn't consider myself a "senior member" here on DegreeInfo, but I have been around this forum for a day or two, so PM me if there is anything I can to help. I am a firm believer in supporting our military personnel, as we always tend to take care of our own.

  3. Graves

    Graves Member

    2008 - Current
    New E-5
    1A4X1 - Airborne operations specialist
    26 years old
    I do want to make a career out of the military, but I'm planning on comissioning one way or another.
  4. RichC.

    RichC. Member

    I never posted my military info so here it is.

    USMC Reserve 1997-2001 Military Policeman
    USMC Active duty 2001-2009 Logistics Officer
  5. QueenBee0833

    QueenBee0833 New Member

    Active duty USN 2007-UFN
    Quartermaster (for anyone who's Army, that's not supply it's navigation)
    I served onboard the USS Essex in Sasebo, Japan for 4 years.
    Transferred to Assualt Craft Unit 1 in San Diego, CA for 2 years where I was a LCU Navigator and deployed with the USS Peleliu
    and now I'm on Shore Duty closer to home at NSA Panama City where I feel like an overpaid maid and O.B.
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  6. tpejza

    tpejza New Member

    I am active duty Coast Guard with almost 12 years of service. My rate is an Electronics Technician. I have done 2 land tours and 1 afloat tour plus small segments of training here and there. Honestly the best decision I ever made. The experiences alone are great not to mention they paid for my Associate's Degree and almost my entire Bachelor's Degree with TA. My last 4 classes TA only covered 75%, which is still good in my opinion. Also I was able to transfer my Post 9/11 GI Bill to my wife, she is halfway done with her MSN from Benedictine University. Thank you Uncle Sam for providing me with a career and a means to pay for my wife and I's education.
  7. brianlegg

    brianlegg New Member

    US Navy 1993-2013
    Master Chief Electrician's Mate (Surface Nuclear Navy)
    I earned my BS with TA while on shore duty then I earned my MA on my next shore duty. I completed my MDIV with the GI Bill during my last duty station.
    Thanks to all who have served and continue to serve.
  8. Blaqberry

    Blaqberry New Member

    Were you a DAGRE or did you work at SFS at one of the AFSOC bases?

    Air Traffic Controller
  9. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    I just wanted to thank all of you for your service. It means a lot.
  10. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Neither. See pm.
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  11. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator

    I've been on Active Duty with the Air Force since 1994 with no retirement plans in the near future. I started out in a medical career field and did a late career shift to aircrew.
  12. Blaqberry

    Blaqberry New Member

    I know you from AFEF, you and I are stationed on the same rock right now. My username over there is USAFATC2000.
  13. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator

    My other home on the internet...
  14. Blaqberry

    Blaqberry New Member

    I realized that I had your location confused with someone else over there.
  15. zeprider25

    zeprider25 New Member

    US Army 2010-2014
    11B Infantryman, C Co. 3-38 Cav (LRS) (ABN)

    Throwing around the idea of doing the air guard client systems gig.:wall:
  16. bball_lover_86

    bball_lover_86 New Member

    US Army 2007-present
    42A Human Resources

    Tuition Assistances- AS Liberal Arts Excelsior College

    Illinois Veterans Grant- BS Eastern Illinois University

    Tuition Assistance- Currently pursuing MS University of the Incarnate Word

    Tuition Assistance- Future Ed.S. Higher Education Administration Liberty University
  17. SG Rindahl

    SG Rindahl New Member

    Retired from the Army after a career first as a paratrooper and then (after getting out, going to seminary, going through the ordination process, and returning) a priest serving as a chaplain.

    Deployed (as a chaplain) with 1-5 CAV, 1CD, Oct 2006-Jan 2008.
    Most prized decoration from the Army is my Master Parachutist Badge.

    BA (History) - Excelsior College (Albany, NY)
    MDiv - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX)
    ThM (Anglican Studies) - Cranmer Theological House (Houston, TX)
    MTh (Preaching) - Spurgeon's College (Course work and Research Supervision), in London with U Wales Cardiff (Degree Awarded)
    DMin (Ministry During Times of Trauma) - Spurgeon's College (Research Supervision) with University of Chester (Degree Awarded)

    Initiated the PhD at Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX) - left it, as the program did not match my desired research focus as much as I initially anticipated when applying.

    Currently pursuing the STM at Nashotah House (Nashotah, WI). Although the Nashotah program is does not require a focus for the STM, my coursework and research focus is Ascetical Theology.

    When in New York, I taught for SUNY as an adjunct at their Empire State College.

    Final assignment in the Army was as a curriculum developer/writer and instructor at the Army Medical Department Center and School (now Center of Excellence) in the Department of Pastoral Ministry Training. In that position, I wrote and taught the curriculum: Providing a Ministerial Response to Moral Injury

    I am the founder and director of Warriors on the Way (501c3). Warriors on the Way is a purpose designed pilgrimage program taking combat veterans on the Camino de Santiago for the sake of PTSD/Moral Injury Healing.

    I am also currently an adjunct for the online seminary NationsU.

    The MTh dissertation and the DMin thesis (as well as some of my other writings) can be found here:
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  18. BruceP

    BruceP Member

    Enlisted on delayed entry in 1976, reported for active duty after high school graduation in 1977 as an MP. Served in Korea (B Btry 2/71st ADA) and Ft Meade MD (526th MP Co). Left active duty in 1980 and went reserve components. Commissioned via ROTC in 1983. Branched Corps of Engineers. Defected to the Air Guard in 1986, and then to the USAFR in 1987 as an SP (now SF). Retired in 2003.
  19. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

    Good for you! So many people don't get the point - RPs are COMBATANTS! The RP in my Seabee Battalion was pure 'Rambo,' and an honest to goodness badass. I suffered through two separate waves of knuckleheads announcing themselves conscientious objectors,' then insisting Religious Program Specialist was the only rating for them. Nope! That's not how it works. Go Navy! Go Fleet Marine Force.

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