SGT Chris Birkinbine

SGT Chris Birkinbine

Dates of Service: Aug 2003 - Feb 2008
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  • PVT Aug 03
  • PV2 Feb 04
  • PFC Jun 04
  • SPC Apr 05
  • CPL Jul 06
  • SGT Aug 06

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I served on Active Duty in the Army for 5 years, graduating as a 21B Combat Engineer from Ft Leonard Wood MO in Nov 03, was stationed at Ft Riley Kansas until my medical separation in Feb 08. I did a tour in Iraq, and was an Honor Graduate from the Warrior Leaders Course at Ft Hood Tx. I earned a B.S. in Applied Physics form the University of Idaho, and am a Range Systems Engineer at NASA DFRC *Basic Signals and Modulation *Miscrosoft Sharepoint 2010 *See more Qualifications and Skills here:

Military Experiences

Sep 2007 - Feb 2008
S6 Communications NCOIC
* Maintained computer and communications equipment * provided support for networks (SIPR & NIPR) * Kept accountability for all electronic devices in Battalion
Sep 2007 - Feb 2008
Squad Leader (S-1 NCOIC)
* Acted as Battalion S-1 * Managed contact and list for injured Soldiers at medical facilities * Handled all leave requests, awards memos, and day to day personnel activities
Oct 2004 - Sep 2006
41st EN
Operations Clerk
* Create training schedules * Maintain personal files and information * Schedule for lands, ammo, and training * Create memos for CO and 1SG
Dec 2003 - Oct 2004
* Served as a Combat Engineer Team member * 249 Gunner * Deployed it Iraq in support of OIF * 50 Cal gunner * Combat Life Saver


(6 months)
Apr 2004 - Sep 2004
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
* Perform Cordon and Search * Search and dig up buried weapons caches * Set up and man traffic control points * Perform route clearance, including finding and destruction of IED's

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

Started in Apr 2005

Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2008 - 2013

University of Idaho

Bachelor's Degree, Physics