SPC John Parmenter

SPC John Parmenter

Dates of Service: 1961 - 1967
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  • PVT 61
  • PV2 61
  • PFC
  • SPC 62

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Retired in 1994, as a Parole Manager (Major) following a criminology career. Served as a Parole Agent & Special Deputy Sheriff. Also worked for two bondsmen as a "bounty hunter" in addition to work as a part-time college instructor in criminal justice. My U.S. Army experience motivated me to seek higher education & career opportunities. Participated in numerous professional training courses. Appointed "Fellow of the Academy of Police Science" Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) certified Elected Chairman of 2 community corrections advisory boards

Military Experiences

1961 - 1967
Crewman, Squad Leader
Served in 1st Infantry Division 1961-1964. Assigned to Ft. Riley but had TDY throughout CONUS -- Ft. Irwin, Little Creek, Ft. Leonard Wood, etc. In 1963, my 1st Battle Group, 28th Infantry "Lions of Cantigny" conducted Operation Long Thrust VI, augmenting Berlin Brigade -- was present in Berlin during President Kennedy's Ich bin ein Berliner visit 26 JUN 63. Served as 81mm mortar crewman & as a gunner & squad leader 106mm recoilless rifle. In 2012, I was appointed Distinguished Member of the 28th Infantry Regiment due to several history articles I wrote & were published.


(7 months)
Jan 1963 - Jul 1963
Operation Long Thrust VI to augment U.S. Berlin Brigade from CONUS, during a period of International Cold War Crisis.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools


Ft. Riley Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Aug 1961 - Oct 1961

Advanced Individual Training (AIT) MOS 112 Heavy Weapons Infantry

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1964 - 1968