SSgt Kenneth Plant

SSgt Kenneth Plant

Dates of Service: Oct 1969 - Jun 1974
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(4 years, 10 months)
Nov 1972 - Jun 1974
Rctg Public Affairs NCO; WESTPAC, Fleet Marine Force Pacific
1972, served as the marketing & public affairs NCO supporting recruiting efforts for TN, MI, AL and GA. 1973, orders to WESTPAC correspondent covering FMFPAC joint-operations. Documented humanitarian aid missions & military operations with 2d & 3d Marine Divisions, allied and U.S. forces throughout the Far East. Honorably discharge in June 1974.
Oct 1969 - Nov 1972
Fleet Marine Force Atlantic
An honor graduate of basic training, AIT platoon leader, with direct appointment as the correspondent for Force Troops, Fleet Marine Force covering humanitarian aid missions throughout Atlantic & training exercises at Camp Lejeune, NC. Recipient of DOD Thomas Jefferson Award, print journalism; three meritorious promotions; reenlisted for 3 years.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Defense Information School (DINFOS) Senior Public Affairs Officer Course

Defense Information School (DINFOS) PAO Course

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Six-years university study in communications, psychology, business management, social media


Broadcasting, photography, Microsoft, Adobe

Security Clearance

Civilian Experiences

Jun 1974 - May 2016
Recon, Scouts, Sonar, and Radar deployed. Targeting next career opportunity!
Continued to report on global military news & veteran issues for two years as the editor, Retired Times. Following six years of college, professional photographer and marketing consultant for national organizations & companies, launched a new career in 1982 producing Congressional briefings for U.S. Fish & Wildlife. Hearing the Army "needed a few good men," joined the ranks of Army public affairs practitioners in 1983 supporting CO, WY, KS, OK, TX, MN, ND, SD, WI & IA . As chief, advertising & public affairs, GS-11, performance evaluations by the Dept. of Army Media & Communications Career Panel, Washington, D.C., "achieved the highest knowledge, skill and ability ratings ever awarded a DA public affairs officer, ten blocking 50 of 50 elements." Retired with 37 years Federal service.

Personal Information

continue supporting the u.s. army reserve through directing history program in high schools-colleges-community events as lifetime member of the army reserve associatonencourage continued training of rising photojournalists as lifetime member of the marine corps combat corrspondence associationwebmaster and active member of the american legion and dav