SGT Steve Oakes

SGT Steve Oakes

Dates of Service: Jan 1986 - Feb 1992
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  • PVT Feb 86
  • PV2 Jun 86
  • PFC Sep 86
  • SPC Jun 87
  • SGT Jun 90


I am a Mobile Hydraulic Technician with Pirtek. I service and repair Hydraulic systems. Mostly just Removing and replacing blown hoses. The cool thing is I can make a lot of the hoses right out of the van. I have a Gold level Career Readiness Certificate. To verify and/or learn more. Go to and enter my Cert # 1HSGP6BTQTZ2 ( not case sensitive)

Military Experiences

Mar 1986 - Feb 1992
Squad Leader
When I was in 4-3 ADA we were in Kitzingen, Germany on Larson Barracks. I was there for almost six years. Went from Private to Sergeant and served as a Squad Leader of Headquarters Squad. Then I was Squad Leader on a Vulcan for a while until I injured my back and had to give up my squad.
Mar 1991 - Apr 1991
Patrol Leader / NCOIC of gate guard detachments.
I was in charge of many patrols of housing areas, and gate guard detachments. While on gates my troops and I conducted random searches of incoming vehicles. Looking for unauthorized persons, and/or explosive devices. Received a Scroll of Appreciation signed by Lieutenant General John Shalikashvili the Community Commander at the time. Praising my Technical and Tactical Proficiency, as we performed our security mission.
Feb 1991 - Mar 1991
Senior Gunner
Received the Army Achievement Medal ( second award) for outstanding performance during our CMTC rotation. Not mentioned on the form was the fact that I got MILES kills on three Apache Gunships in one day!
Jan 1990
Senior Gunner
Received a Certificate of Achievement for outstanding support during exercise Centurion Shield. REFORGER 1990.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

May 1988

Gunners 16R Course ( PIVADS)

Security Clearance
Prefer not to say

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees


Aveta Business Institute

Job/Skill Training, Six Sigma White Belt

1993 - 1994

Diamond Council of America

Job/Skill Training, Diamondtology