I entered the Army ( volunteered ) for 11B on 10 Sep 68.
Before RVN, I was selected to be an instructor for Escape & Evasion; Patrolling; and Boobytraps while at Fort Dix. From Mar 69 to Jul 69 I had a blast being an Acting Corporal and teaching, especially playing with boobytraps. That prepared me for walking point a lot during my first tour.
My 1st tour in RVN was with the 11th Light Infantry Bde of the Americal Div. ( Southern I Corps )
My 2nd tour started with the 1/327th and ended with the 2/501st. We brought the Colors home to Ft Campbell.I stayed a 11B and made SSG at Ft Campbell in 1973 where I was a Platoon Sgt for 2nd Plt, Co C, 1st Bn 501st Inf, 101st AB Div.
My cousin Danny Hensley was leaving the 327th as I was coming in.
I volunteered for 97B Counterintelligence Special Agent in Dec 1976.I had my first duty station as a CI Agent was at Ft Hood, TX from May 77 to Aug 78.
I volunteered for overseas duty with the 650th MI Gp and got assigned there in Sep 78.
In Oct 79 my partner & I did the investigation of the attempted assassination of General Haig, the SACEUR.
I spent 13 years with the 650th MI Gp ( 3yrs at SHAPE, Belgium & 10 yrs at HQ AFCENT, Brunssum, The Netherlands.)I volunteered for Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Training before I went to AFCENT. Seven months of math & electronics!
I retired from the US Army in Netherlands in Oct 91 and went to work for the Boeing Company and then the US State Dept. I made SFC in Belgium. I was selected for MSG in the Netherlands, but elected to go Warrant Officer instead. I was appointed directly to CW2 and was selected early for CW3. I spent 16 years as enlisted and 7 as a Chief Warrant Officer. My CI career was better than any spy novel. Although I enjoyed being a Grunt, my abilities were better served as a CI Special Agent.
The MOS for CI Agent has changed at least 3 times since 1985. I haven’t checked on what it is today.