Smith, M. Z., Maj

Air Control/Air Support/Anti-Air Warfare
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
7202-Air Command and Control Officer
Current/Last MOSGroup
Air Control/Air Support/Anti-Air Warfare
Previously Held MOS
2500-Basic Operational Communicator
2531-Field Radio Operator
6722-Ground Controlled Approach Controller
6712-Air Traffic Controller-Tower
6708-Air Support Control Officer
6720-Air Traffic Control Officer, Automated Systems
6702-Air Control/Anti-Air Warfare Officer
Primary Unit
1977-1979, 6702, MCTSSA Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Systems Command
Service Years
1958 - 1979
Foreign Language
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Officer_ Collar Insignia



 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original) Cold War

 Military Association Memberships
Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Officers' Christian FellowshipChristian Military Fellowship
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Marine Air Traffic Control Association (MATCA)Post 174USMC Hawk Association
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Marine Corps Mustang Association
  1966, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  1966, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified]
  1969, Officers' Christian Fellowship
  1975, Christian Military Fellowship
  1979, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified]
  1999, Marine Air Traffic Control Association (MATCA) [Verified]
  2007, American Legion, Post 174 (Chaplain) (Willits, California) [Verified]
  2008, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2011, USMC Hawk Association [Verified]
  2013, Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  2018, Marine Corps Mustang Association

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Managing Partner/Owner (12 years). We manufacture paper wheels for use on bench grinders or buffers for sharpening.

We served as church planting missionaries in Japan for 21 years after retiring from the Corps in 1979. Then for 14 years was the Director of Calif. Church Extension for Northern Calif. Regional, IFCA International.
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Rifle Expert 5th AwardPistol Expert 15th Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1958, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), A/179
  1966, Officer Candidate School (Quantico, VA), B/2
  1966, The Basic School (Quantico, VA), E/4
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Infantry Training School(s) WestFleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)USMC (United States Marine Corps)4th Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (4/11), 11th Marine Regiment
Aviation UnitsMABS-36MCAS Futenma, JapanMATCU-67
MCAS  Kaneohe, HIMACG-38, 3rd MAWH&HS, MCAS Iwakuni, JapanAmphibious Warfare School
2nd LAAM Bn, 3rd MAW1st MAWMCTSSA Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Systems Command
  1958-1959, 2500, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1959-1959, 2500, 1st Terrier Surface to Air Missile (SAM) Bn
  1959-1959, 2500, Navy Electronics Technician A, Treasure Island, CA
  1959-1961, 2531, M Btry, 4th Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (4/11)
  1961-1961, 2531, Air Traffic Control A School
  1961-1962, 6722, MATCU-65
  1962-1963, 6712, MABS-36
  1963-1963, 6712, MCAS Futenma, Japan
  1964-1965, 6712, MATCU-67
  1965-1966, 6712, MCAS Kaneohe, HI
  1967-1967, 6708, MASS-5, MACG-38
  1967-1968, 6720, MATCU-75
  1969-1971, 6720, H&HS, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
  1971-1972, Amphibious Warfare School
  1973-1976, 6702, 2nd LAAM Bn, 3rd MAW
  1976-1977, 6702, 1st MAW Det Iwakuni, 1st MAW
  1977-1979, 6702, MCTSSA Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Systems Command
 Colleges Attended
University of Maryland - Far EastArizona Western CollegeNational University
  1968-1996, University of Maryland - Far East
  1974-1976, Arizona Western College
  1977-1979, National University
  1987-1987, Westminster Theological Seminary in California
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