Hawkins, Jim, SSgt

Airfield Services
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
7041-Aviation Operations Specialist
Current/Last MOSGroup
Airfield Services
Previously Held MOS
8411-RSS Recruiter
Primary Unit
1987-1988, HMLA-167
Service Years
1965 - 1991
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Shellback Certificate
Shellback Certificate
Suez Canal Certificate
Persian Excursion
Water Survival Basic (WSB)
Water Survival Intermediate (WSI)

Staff Sergeant

Five Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Marine Recruiter Shellback Golden Shellback

Persian Excursion Sikorsky 1000 Hour Award

 Military Association Memberships
Post 208
  2008, American Legion, Post 208 (Member at Large) (Ballwin, Missouri) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Other Comments:
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Ribbon Bar
Air Crew Wings
Combat Air Crew w/3 Stars
Rifle Expert 3rd AwardPistol Expert 3rd Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1965, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 238
 Unit Assignments
MAG-13MCAS Yuma, AZRecruiters School, MCRD Parris IslandRS Chicago, IL
RS St Louis, MOMACG-28, 1st MAWHMM-165MAG-24
Marine Aviation Training Support Groups (MATSG)MCAS Beaufort, SCHMLA-167II MEF
HMM-264Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron 204 (HMT-204)
  1966-1967, 7041, MAG-13
  1967-1968, 7041, MCAS Yuma, AZ
  1968-1969, Recruiters School, MCRD Parris Island
  1969-1971, 8411, RS Chicago, IL
  1978-1980, 8411, RS St Louis, MO
  1980-1981, MACG-28, 1st MAW
  1981-1983, 7041, HMM-165
  1981-1983, 7041, MAG-24
  1984-1985, MATSG NAS Meridian MS
  1985-1988, MCAS Beaufort, SC
  1987-1988, HMLA-167
  1988-1988, 7041, CMAGTF 2-88
  1988-1989, 7041, HMM-264
  1989-1991, 7041, Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron 204 (HMT-204)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1988-1988 Operation Praying Mantis (Iran)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
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