SSG(P) Matthew Bisbee

SSG(P) Matthew Bisbee

Dates of Service: Aug 1985 - Nov 2008
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  • PVT Aug 85
  • PV2 Aug 85
  • PFC Nov 86
  • SPC Aug 87
  • SGT Oct 89
  • SSG May 93

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I have earned a BS-Secondary Education degree (UW-RF, 1995) and worked as a classroom/special education teacher for 7 years, as a District Executive with the Boy Scouts for 3-4 years, and owned a business for 3 years. I decided to change careers because I was unable to continue in education due to issues with PTSD. I am currently working towards an auto body collision repair diploma.

Military Experiences

Sep 2007 - Nov 2008
Infantry Squad Leader
Individual Ready Reservist
Aug 2006 - Sep 2007
Embedded Transition Team NCO Mentor
Mobilized May 2006 and attached to HHB, I Corps (Artillery), Utah ARNG in July 2006. Deployed to TF-Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan in Aug. 2006. Served as Infantry ETT mentor with 3rd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 205th Corps at FOB Cobra and Camp Lundell (Tarin Kowt) in Uruzgon Province from Aug. 2006 to June 2007. Most missions were with ODA teams from 1st Bn, 3rd SFG. Transitioned the ETT mission to the Dutch OLMTs in Jan. 2007 when the Dutch took over Southern Uruzgon Province. Served as J-3/G-3 Movement for CSTC-A (South) from June 2007 to Sept. 2007 at Kandahar Air Field.
Nov 2005 - May 2006
C Troop
Infantry Instructor
When the unit was originally an ADA battery and transitioning to become the Security Company for the HHSB of the 34th ID, I joined to help train the rear detachment in Infantry skills.
May 2002 - May 2006
Infantry Squad Leader
Individual Ready Reservist.


(1 year, 3 months)
Aug 2006 - Sep 2007
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Mobilized out of the IRR to Uruzgon and Kandahar Provinces, Afghanistan as an Infantry Embedded Transition Team mentor with 3rd Kandak, 1st Bde/205th "Attal" Corps, ANA. We were OPCON to TF-31 for most missions that I went out on. During my deployment, we transferred mentoring duties for the Southern Uruzgon (DRW and TK) to Dutch OMLT teams.
Mar 1988
Operation Golden Pheasant, US show of force when Nicaragua invaded Honduras to destroy Contra rebel bases just across the border. I deployed with 1/17th Cav, 82nd Airborne Division as a 68J Aircraft Fire Control Repair with 4 AH-1S Cobra Attack Helicopters. No shots were fired (that I know of), so it was not listed as a combat deployment.

Military Credentials

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Ended in Oct 2001

Aviation Maintenance Management Course, ICE

Ended in Jun 1999

Aircraft Armament/Missile Subsystems Supervisor Course, ICE

Mar 1991

Army Area Retention School

Ended in Jan 1990

NBC Officer/NCO Defense Course, ICE

Security Clearance
None / Expired