SGT Pappa Russ Scarvelli

SGT Pappa Russ Scarvelli

Dates of Service: Dec 1966 - Dec 1969
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  • PVT Dec 66
  • PV2
  • PFC
  • SPC
  • SGT Mar 69

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Completed Military enlistment in December 1969. Worked in the Private sector until 2002 until I was forced to retire by my cardiologist after several heart attacks and 5 death experiences. Currently, I assist Veterans as a volunteer to get registered at the VA and help route them to the right personnel to obtain benefits that they have earned. My best job of my entire life was Drill Instructor.

Military Experiences

Platoon Sergeant
By far the BEST job of my entire life. It was both an honor and reward to help people to perform at their optimum level and realize that you would help form the future for each and every Trainee in your control. I was also honored to be awarded recognition as Cadre man of the Cycle for the results of the Trainee's scores and accomplishments. I have never reached job satisfaction at a higher level than I had while Serving as a Drill Sergeant! (Did I mention that I LOVED it??)


(1 year, 1 month)
Aug 1967 - Aug 1968
Vietnam War
Assigned to 16th Engineer Detachment ib Central Highlands

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jan 1969 - Mar 1969

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jan 1969 - Mar 1969

Drill Sergeant Leadership School FLW


Mar 1969

Expert M-16 Rifle Qualified

Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1976 - 1978

Cuyahoga Community College

Associate Degree, Applied Business Personel Mgmt.