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  1. GREAT TO MEET SUCH AN "OUTSTANDING" MARINE OFFICER. SALUTE !!! SEMPER-FIDELIS SIR...
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    Thanks for your service Sir. America is your home Colonel Semper Fi MARINE.
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    A great pleasure to have you as a friend, Sir.
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    Welcome Colonel.....look forward to your comments/contributions.
    Stay tough.
    SF
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About ironmike775

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About ironmike775
First Name:
Mike
Last Name:
Williams
Rank:
O-6
Do you own a business?:
No
Where did you attend bootcamp?:
OCS Quantico
What date did you graduate bootcamp?:
15 Aug 1975
Duty Stations:
1968-70: USNA, Annapolis MD (Flunked Out)
1970: Ft. Dix NJ (Army Basic Training)
70-71: Ft. Wolters TX/Ft Rucker Al (Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Aviators' Course 71-13)
71-72: RVN, 101st ABN Div, Camp Evans VN
72: RVN, D Troop (Air) 1/1 Cav 196th LIB
72-74: Ft. Know KY, C Trp 7/1 Cav, 198th AMD BDE
75-76: Quantico VA OCS/TBS
76-77: Pensacola FL, Flight School
77-78: MCAS New River NC, HMA-269
78-79: LF6F, HMM-261
80-81: LF6F, HMM-264
81-82: Camp Lejeune, NC, 2nd ANGLICO
82-84: MCAS New River NC, HML/A 269
84: LF6F (Beirut) HMM-263
85: CARIB, HMM-365
85-88: China Lake, CA, Air Test&Evaluation Sqdn 5
88-91: Tel Aviv, Israel (there for Desert Shield/Storm), Naval Air Systems Command Program Manager Rep, AH-1 Night Targeting System
91-93: Arlington VA, HQMC Aviation Branch,
93-95: Camp Pendleton CA, CO MAG 46 Det A
95-96: Wash DC, Top Level School
96-97: 3rd MAW Inspector
97-98: I MEF Air Officer
98-99: 1MARDIV Air Officer
99: Okinawa, III MEF Deputy G-3
00: CO US
Year Entered Marine corps:
1974
Year Exited Marine Corps:
2001
Favorite Duty Station:
Vietnam, China Lake, Israel
Favorite Marine:
Col Terry Crews, USMC
Wars and conflicts you were in involved in?:
Iraqi Freedom II, Enduring Freedom, Gulf War, Beirut, Vietnam
Combat History:
(US Army) RVN, C Battery 4/77 Artillery (Aerial Rocket Artillery) Northern I Corps, Support MACV-SOG CCN; RVN D 1/1 Cav, 1972 Easter Offensive: (USMC) Beirut, 1984 w/HMM-263: Desert Storm, in Israel with SCUDS, flew w/IAF; East Timor, Commander US Support Group East Timor: OIF, 2007, Contractor: OEF, 2008, Contractor Combined Air Power Transition Force; OEF 2009, Human Terrain Systems Team Leader
Military Biography:
Flunked out of US Naval Academy 1970, enlisted in Army a week later. Made rank up to Cpl as infantryman. On the way to Vietnam, 1970, was accepted into Warrant Officer Flight School. Graduated 1971, went to Vietnam as a Cobra Pilot. First 1/2 of tour spent supporting MACV-Studies and Observation Group (SOG), Command and Control North (CCN) on missions across the border monitoring Ho Chi Minh trail. Extensive combat during the Easter Offensive 1972 supporting Army of Vietnam. Returned from RVN Aug 1972, assigned C 7/1 Cav Ft. Knox KY. ETSed out of Army 1974, finished college, then joined USMC. Flew Cobras, AH-1J, AH-1T, AH-1T (TOW), AH-1W. Made several Mediterranean Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Amphibious (later changed to Expeditionary) Unit cruises, USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2), USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7) x 2, USS Nassau x 2 (1977-1985). 2nd ANGLICO, 1981, jumped with 82nd Airborne, 2/75 Ranger Bn, Spanish Airborne Brigade, served with Turkish Naval Infantry & Portuguese Marine Corps. Transfered to China Lake, Operational Test Pilot with Navy VX-5, 1985-88. Next was assigned as the Naval Air Systems Command Program Manager Representative with Israel Aircraft Industries, Yehud, Israel. A combined engineering and manufacturing development program to put a FLIR system and laser designator on both IAF and USMC Cobras (1988-91). Spent Gulf War I there. Next assignment was as AH-1/UH-1 Program coordinator, Aviation Branch, HQMC, 1991-1993. Transferred to Camp Pendleton to command USMC Reserve Attack Helicopter Site, 1993-95. 1995-96 attended Top Level School. Returned to California where I spent a year as 3rd MAW inspector, a year as I MEF Air Officer, then one more year as 1st Marine Division Air Officer (1996-1999). Was next assigned Deputy G-3, III MEF Okinawa. From there went to East Timor, assumed command of US Forces, International Forces East Timor. Stood that down, established US Support Group East Timor providing Humanitarian Assistance. Returned to Oki, retired Apr 2001.
Current City:
Yokosuka, Japan
Current State:
Out of USA
Hometown:
None, Dad was Navy Fighter Pilot (WWII&Korea), never lived in one place longer than 3 years.
Home State:
Wisconsin
High School:
Woodbridge Sr High, VA
Gender:
Male
Occupation:
Contractor
Colleges Attended:
US Naval Academy (Flunked Out)
Brockport State College, NY, Industrial College of Armed Forces
Interests:
Weight Lifting, Running, Military History
Favorite Quote:
"Ya think, Dinozzo?" (Gibbs, on NCIS)
Favorite Color:
Desert MARPAT
Favorite Movie:
Men in Black I & II
Favorite Book:
Any military history

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