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Old 4 October 2017, 16:29
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Old 4 October 2017, 16:36
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Hi did 3 years U.S. Army as 55D3N EOD back in '67-70. Hoping to find folks I worked with or went to school with.
Welcome, I'm sure we knew some of the same people.
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Old 4 October 2017, 19:41
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rick-socom is the real deal.
Then hook him up with that BTDT tag...
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Old 7 October 2017, 18:14
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Very late to the punch here:

USMC 2010-2015 - 0311 crossed trained 31, currently contracting and wondering why did I leave. So spending the time contracting getting my 1stCIVDIV self back to get back in.
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Old 9 October 2017, 11:23
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USMC - Charlie Company 2nd AAV BN, 1990-1994

Currently VP of Nuclear Division at Atkins. Will enjoy posting some CONUS and OCONUS gigs from time to time.
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Old 9 October 2017, 12:16
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USMC - Charlie Company 2nd AAV BN, 1990-1994

Currently VP of Nuclear Division at Atkins. Will enjoy posting some CONUS and OCONUS gigs from time to time.
Welcome!

Make sure you read the rules back in the Jobs Forum. Plenty of folks here will be looking forward to your postings.
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Old 13 October 2017, 12:56
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First Contact

Remembering the old Recon adage: "Break Contact, Continue The Mission" :-)

Applied for SF as a young buck sergeant in 1965. Then deployed to Santo Domingo with the 82d, didn't get back to CONUS until Dec 65 when I discovered my orders for Training Group had come in last June. Cleared Division in one day (!), reported in to Training Group that evening, where I found the admin NCO on Staff Duty. "Kirschbaum? Oh yeah ... [shuffles through papers] we were getting ready to drop you for desertion!"

Great start, eh? But weapons training went fine, got my old 111 (later 11B) MOS back again. First assignment after 6 weeks of Spanish Language School in DC was to the 8th Group, where I had about a year and a half SD to the Jungle School with the rest of my team. A year SD in the Group HQ as S3 Plans NCO, finally made E6. Finally had to volunteer for Vietnam since apparently Panama was more important than Vietnam! Curious mysterious orders for some outfit called "SOA (CCC) 5th SFG". Asked around, no one would say anything except " Oh, it'll be interesting!"

Feb 1969-Feb 70: RT 10 and Hatchet Force Plt Sgt out of CCC, made E7, made it back without any significant scars. Yep, it was interesting.
70 - 73: On orders 3 times back to Vietnam and Special Projects, all of them cancelled. Miserable being back in America after years overseas and everyone hating me.
73-77: Broke contact after a marriage gone bad, Army ROTC at Univ of Mass (seems ROTC loved SF NCOs!), just as well since Abrams was trying to cut SF's throat and everyone was looking for a home. Very good assignment, thought I did some good up there despite that continued post-Vietnam era depression.
78-80: SF Detachment (Airborne) Europe, S3 plans and training. Good assignment, thoroughly enjoyed it and the people there (mostly), tour cut short for SGM Academy.
81-81: SGM Academy, 6 months.
81-82: My turn back in the barrel, back to the 82d as First Sergeant (didn't do well at all, wasn't used to NCOs I couldn't depend on), 1st Bde S2 NCO and finally S3 SGM when I (amazingly) made SGM. Didn't do well there either (sure did miss SF, I tell you).
83-84: Final assignment in Corps Automation Management Office, XVIII Airborne Corps (turns out I had a knack for computers and programming).
1984: Retired in the Fayetteville area after 23 years active service, decided to try my hand at "independent computer programmer", been doing that (and computer maintenance) ever since until full retirement a few years ago.
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Old 13 October 2017, 13:33
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Impressive resume squiretoad.

Please contact SF mods/admin to get verified.

Welcome!
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Old 20 October 2017, 13:27
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New to SOCNET

Thank you all for having me! I am a former 0311,8152. Now contracting with an organization.
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Old 20 October 2017, 14:32
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Thanks for accepting my application.

Prior service Air Force Security Forces 7 years Active Duty. I also did 7 years in the Air Force Reserves as Security Forces as well. A couple weeks I just finally got out of IRR.

I've been working as a DoD Security Contractor now for the last 7 years in the nuclear enterprise.

I'm glad to be here.
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Old 20 October 2017, 14:34
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Welcome gentlemen, and thank you both for your service.
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Old 20 October 2017, 15:37
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Greetings,

Former member Butch(4355) from '06ish reregistered.

Spent 6 years in the NAV, EAOS'd an Engineman 2nd Class. I continued to turn wrenches professionally for another decade before moving on.

I currently work in the Telecom industry as an Ops boss on the Broadband (cable) side.
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Old 20 October 2017, 18:05
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Former 18C from 1/10, I've been contracting for 8 or 9 years now.
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Old 20 October 2017, 22:03
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Hey everyone! USMC 0311/8152 from 2000-2004. Currently doing executive protection.
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Old 22 October 2017, 16:20
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Old 25 October 2017, 14:39
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Hello everyone! Former 12BK9 in the Army and contractor. Still involved in the security business just ride a desk mostly these days.
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Old 25 October 2017, 19:56
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Hello everyone! Former 12BK9 in the Army and contractor. Still involved in the security business just ride a desk mostly these days.
Is that the old school 12B Engineer or the new school MP?
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Old 25 October 2017, 23:13
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Is that the old school 12B Engineer or the new school MP?
I think MP went to 31 series from 95.
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Old 25 October 2017, 23:16
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Is that the old school 12B Engineer or the new school MP?
Fuck now I'm old school?
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Old 26 October 2017, 12:35
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Combat Engineer from 2003-2009, so not really old school. The Engineer Regiment started utilizing Explosive Detection Dogs in 2003, K9 was the ASI you got then. Not sure what it is now since the Army went to a K9 Handler MOS
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