User:Mihalko

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1SG (Ret.) Ron Mihalko

First Sergeant (Retired) Ron Mihalko , the "Tie-Dye Guy", enlisted at MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station), Pittsburgh, PA on 6 June 1983 and retired on 31 October 2003. Currently living in Forst (Unterfranken), Germany and working as a hausmeister with Immobilien Service Deutschland.

Career Summary[edit]

OSUT (One Station Unit Training), C-1-1, Fort Knox, KY 25 October 1983

  • 6th cycle on M1 Abrams
  • Honor Platoon, 1st Platoon

Armor Crewman, B 2/8 Cav, 1st Cav Div, FT Hood, TX, Mar 84 - Apr 85

  • One gunnery as a PFC Gunner
  • Two months with Red Thrust (Soviet Equipment Unit)

Armor Crewman, B 3-64 AR, 3ID, Schweinfurt, Germany, Apr 85 - Jun 86

  • PLDC Commandant's List, Commandant's Award, Leadership Award
  • Conducted border patrols from Camps Lee, Harris, and Greely
  • Selected as Battalion and Brigade Soldier of the Quarter
  • Finalist to the Division Soldier of the Year Board

Gunner/ Tank Commander, A 3-64 AR, 3ID, Schweinfurt, Germany, Jun 86 - Dec 93

  • Gunner during CAT ‘87 Competition, placing 3rd of 24 platoons internationally.
  • Selected as Battalion NCO of the Month 3 times
  • Conducted security patrols for the Missau USAREUR Ammunition Depot
  • BNCOC Commandant’s List
  • Inducted into the Sergeant Morales Club
  • Selected as Battalion NCO of the Year
  • Deployed to Operations Desert Shield/ Storm as Tank Commander
  • ANCOC Commandant’s List

Tank Commander, D 2-64 AR, 3ID, Schweinfurt, Germany, Jan 94 – Aug 94

  • “Top Gun” in the Company with a 985
  • Battalion High Tank Platoon TT XII twice consecutive

Platoon Sergeant, D 1-77 AR, 1ID, Schweinfurt, Germany, Aug 94 – Dec 98

  • Served as Platoon Sergeant as a Staff Sergeant
  • “Top Gun” in the Company with a 989
  • Battalion High Tank Platoon TT XII during 3 Gunneries
  • Deployed the platoon to Ft. Riley, KS for 2 weeks during Peace Keeper ’95 to execute a Multi-National Checkpoint with the Russian unit.
  • Deployed as IFOR and SFOR to Bosnia-Herzogovina
  • Served as First Sergeant during 2 Gunneries and 1 CMTC rotations
  • Served as First Sergeant for skeleton Company to deactivate and turn-in tanks

Battalion Schools NCO, HHC 1-77 AR, 1ID, Schweinfurt, Germany, Jan 99 – May 99

Operations Sergeant Major, HHC 1-77 AR, 1ID, Schweinfurt, Germany, May 99 - Jul 99

  • Selected to be the Battalion Operations Sergeant Major as a SFC
  • Participated in Mountain Eagle Exercise
  • Deployed the Battalion to Kosovo, KFOR 1A

Operations Sergeant, HHC 1-77 AR, 1ID, Schweinfurt, Germany, Jul 99 – Feb 00

  • Performed operations as a Battle Captain while deployed to Kosovo

Platoon Sergeant, C 1-77 AR, 1ID, Schweinfurt, Germany, Feb 00 - Oct 00

  • High Tank Platoon TT XII within the Company

First Sergeant, B 1-77 AR, 1ID, Schweinfurt, Germany, Oct 00- Jul 03

  • "TOP GUN" Company for three Gunneries
  • Deployed Company to Kosovo, KFOR 4A

Retired, First Sergeant, Schweinfurt, Germany, 31 Oct 03

Awards and decorations[edit]

Military Education[edit]

  • 1983 Armor Crewman OSUT, FT Knox, KY
  • 1984 Combat Lifesaver Course, FT Hood, TX
  • 1985 Bundeswehr Exchange Program, 3 months, 354 Pz Bn, Hammelburg, Germany
  • 1986 PLDC, Kitzigen, Germany
  • 1986 Tank Crew Evaluator Course, Vilseck, Germany
  • 1987 Small Arms Maintenance Course, Vilseck, Germany
  • 1988 NBC Defense Course, Würzburg, Germany
  • 1989 BNCOC, Hohenfels, Germany
  • 1989 Engineer Construction Course
  • 1990 Army Retention Course, Würzburg, Germany
  • 1993 ANCOC, FT Knox, KY
  • 1994 Army Retention Course, Kitzigen, Germany
  • 1998 Tank Crew Evaluator Course, Vilseck, Germany
  • 2000 USAREUR CDR/ 1SG Course, Vilseck, Germany
  • 2001 First Sergeant Course, FT Bliss, TX

References[edit]

http://www.mihalko-family.com/Career.htm