SSG Red Hoffman

SSG Red Hoffman

Dates of Service: Feb 1977 - Jul 1991
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  • PVT
  • PV2 Feb 77
  • PFC Jan 78
  • SPC Oct 78
  • SGT Jul 81
  • SSG Oct 85

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My professional summary is on the down slide of my professional goals. Due to events in my life, my goals changed from time to time, but as far as present day, I am happy with how my life has turned out thus far. I am the father of 5 children (two of which joined the Army) and grandfather (Boompa) to five grand children. I am retired and am focusing on helping my children lead productive lives. Logistic Management support for every facet of fielding equipment to the military; from Communications/Electronics to Armament to Training devices to technical publications and support equipment. 20+ years overall in support of the US Department of Defense. Retired since 1997.

Military Experiences

Mar 1987 - Mar 1989
Communications Instructor/MAIT Alaska
Primary instructor for all maintenance training for communications support units. Provided training on how to order/maintain operator/maintenance manuals for use by first shop support units. Conducted quarterly classes on the proper way to complete necessary paperwork for all facets of maintenance.
Oct 1985 - Mar 1987
Communications Chief/Platoon Sergeant
Provided communication support to entire division as tasked. Maintained all communications equipment for the battalion and performed all scheduled/non-scheduled maintenance on all communications systems.
Jun 1981 - Jun 1984
Radio Repair Section Chief
Maintained all communication within unit. Kept inventory of equipment in for repair and issued out to personnel. Went to field locations and did routine and emergency maintenance on equipment. Was the primary communications maintenance person for DIVARTY headquarters personnel and equipped and stored all radio equipment used in the Tactical Operations Center.
Jan 1981 - Jun 1981
Attended the Tactical Communications Chief course at Ft. Sill, OK. Learned about all communications equipment from AM/FM radio systems to antenna systems to tactical wireman techniques.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Nov 1982 - Feb 1983

Feb 1981 - Jun 1981

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Mar 1978 - May 1978

Tracked Vehicle Mechanics Course


Aug 1987

Maintenance Instructor

Foreign Language Skills


German (1/0)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Prefer not to say

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1991 - 1997

US Department of Defense

Job/Skill Training, Logistics Management

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