SSG William Patton

SSG William Patton

Dates of Service: Jun 1967 - Aug 1979
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  • PVT Jun 67
  • PV2 Aug 67
  • PFC Feb 68
  • SPC Nov 68
  • SGT Dec 69
  • SSG Jan 75

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Soon after returning home from the military I began in the oil field as a sales rep, but too much travel got old and I entered municipal law enforcement and worked up to an investigator. I worked for several years with the city and took a position with the state as an investigator, until I retired as a supervisor four years ago. During my spare time while working, I went to college and grad sch. After getting out of the Army I got married and worked in the oil field as a service rep. until 1975. In April 1975 I became a police officer rising to the rank of detective and earning officer of the year honors in 1979. I left the police and went to work as an investigator for the State of Louisiana, rising to supervisor. I retired in 2009.

Military Experiences

Jul 1969 - Jun 1970
Metro Section Team Leader
Provided support for field artillery batteries in the Central Highlands in the tri-border area of South Viet Nam.


(3 months)
Jun 1977 - Aug 1977
Ft, Erwin, Calif
I was Dep. NCOIC of a military police platoon assigned to 4013 USAG. Our duty assignment was to take over Ft Erwin, CA in case of foreign deployments of regular troops. I spent 2 plus months assigned to the unit on active duty during the time listed. Duties included security for testing of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

Military Credentials

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Oct 1967 - Feb 1968

US Army Signal Center/Metrological Observation


Mar 1995

Public Manager

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Top Secret

Academic Degrees