SGT Michael Thorin

SGT Michael Thorin

Dates of Service: Apr 1991 - Sep 2009
100% Complete
142 Contacts
Influence Score: 529,168
241 out of 845,819 Veterans
About Discussions


  • PVT Apr 91
  • PV2 Jul 91
  • PFC Jun 92
  • SPC Apr 96
  • CPL Sep 01
  • SGT Mar 03

Recent Activity  -


I am proud to say that I have had two careers in my entire life. My first was the United States Army, and my second as a civilian firefighter/paramedic. I joined the Army at 17 because I had no home, and it was the best fit for a young man needing direction. I have served in several roles in my chosen professions, and treated each with the utmost respect, and served, as I feel, honorably in each. Tactical Operational Paramedic Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Advanced Cardiac Life Support Basic Cardiac Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support Emergency Vehicle Extrication Technician Firefighter I & II Fire Officer I Apparatus Operator - Pumper Apparatus Operator - Aerial Fire Inspector I Urban Wildland Interface Firefighter Fire Service Supervisory Practices Hazardous Materials Technician Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Military Experiences

Jun 2005 - Oct 2006
Platoon Sergeant
Acting platoon sergeant for convoy security. Responsible for security of supply missions originating in Kuwait with multiple destinations throughout Iraq. Among my 19D MOS, I also held a 36M (phased out in mid 1990's) and 91B/91WY2/68W (all other current medics in the Army will understand the continuous changes in the MOS over the last 15 years).


(4 years, 3 months)
Jun 2005 - Oct 2006
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Convoy security and route reconnaissance. Primary responsibility was to meet supply convoys at the Kuwaiti Border, and provide security for them with mission destinations throughout Iraq, with several destinations throughout deployment (Mosul, Tikrit, BIAP, Balad, TQ, Taji, Talil and other military assets.
Oct 2003 - Jun 2004
Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, AL
Responsible for patrolling the Chemical Limited Area and Facilities. During this period, the Depot was working towards destroying all weaponized chemicals in the United States possession.
Nov 2002 - Oct 2003
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - US
Facility security and augment force for MP's assigned to Ft. Stewart.
Oct 2001 - Oct 2002
Montgomery Airport and Alabama Army National Guard State Headquarters
Assigned to provide facility security for the Alabama Army National Guard Headquarters, as well as the Montgomery Airport and other facilities throughout the area.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Apr 2003 - Mar 2007

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jan 1995

Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Security Clearance
Top Secret

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees


Alabama State Fire College

Job/Skill Training, Firefighter I and II

1994 - 1995

Personal Information