SFC William H.

SFC William H.

Dates of Service: Mar 1965 - Jun 1995
RETIRED
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  • PVT Mar 65
  • PV2
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Bio 

DEAR FOLKS: WORKING ON THIS AND IT MIGHT TAKE A WHILE. BAD MEMORY AND NO 201 FILE. THANKS. Worked for the Missouri Veterans Commission as a Veterans service Officer helping Veterans and their families. Worked there for five years. Worked for the VA for almost five years as an administrator. Presently serve as Commander of the Military Funeral Honors Team at VFW Post #919 for Grundy County, Missouri.

Military Experiences

Feb 1992 - Jun 1995
Senior Sergeant/ G-2, 1st Inf. Div.
Senior Sergeant for the Division G-2. Conducted Security Evaluations for all units assigned to Fort Riley. Conducted SAEDA / OPSEC briefings to same. Supervised subordinate enlisted team. Worked with Civilian DOD employees to conduct background investigations for security clearances. I retired from this position.
Dec 1989 - Feb 1992
470th MI BDE
Senior CI Agent-B Co 470th MI Bn
Supervisory Special Agent with emphasis on Central America and South America. Special emphasis on General Manuel Noriega, the Panamanian Defense Forces and its subversive, subordinate, civilian mobs and thugs (DIGBATS). We had fifty some agents at the outbreak of the war along with two FBI agents. Analysis of captured documents (Noriega's G-2) enabled us to expose the activities of spy rings targeted against us and within our own forces. After the war, emphasis changed to Counterterrorism and Back Ground Checks; Source and Subject interviews; for Security Clearances. In the US the FBI had jurisdiction in this area. The 470th MI Bn was one of the best units I ever served with.
May 1969 - Jun 1970
Motion Picture Camerman
Motion Picture Cameraman at Department Of The Army Special Photographic Operations (Panama); covering Central and South America. Conducted aerial and land motion picture photographic operations in support of Pentagon requests and for foreign military support/education programs approved by DA. Filmed the Jungle Operations Training (JOTC) film in support of military personnel going to Vietnam.
1967 - Apr 1969
Post Photographer
Post Photographer in support of Official Ceremonies at Fort Carson, Colorado

Deployments

(5 years, 3 months)
Dec 1989 - Feb 1992
Panama
3rd deployment to Panama. Supervisory Special Agent at B Co., 470th MI Brigade during Operation Just Cause. Expert on Manuel Noriega and the Panamanian Defense Forces. Worked Counterintelligence, Counternarcotics and Counterterrorism.
1969 - 1970
Panama
1st deployment to Panama. Served as a DASPO Motion Picture Photographer. The Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) was created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy to provide motion picture and still photographic documentation directly to the Pentagon. DASPO Panama was a small detachment serving Central and South America.
Oct 1965 - Sep 1967
Federal Republic Of Germany
Infantryman, squad leader, B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 8th Cavalry
Panama
2nd deployment to Panama. Served as a Counterintelligence Agent. Cant remember dates.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

SERE Training/Course

Basic/Advanced Infantry Training

Advanced Non-commissioned Officer Leadership Course/ Bad Tolz, Germany

Basic Non-commissioned Officer Leadership Course

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Photographic Lab School

Still Photography School

Combat Photography School (Motion Pictures)

Foreign Language Skills

Spanish

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Personal Information

Interests
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