EPKE, NOEL, SSgt

Air Traffic Control/Enlisted Air Crew
 
 TWS Ribbon Bar
Life Member
 
 Service Photo 
 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
7324-Radar Approach Controller
Current/Last MOSGroup
Air Traffic Control/Enlisted Air Crew
Previously Held MOS
0341-Mortar Man
7311-Air Traffic Controller-Trainee
7312-Air Traffic Controller-Tower
Primary Unit
1987-1992, 7324, MCAS Yuma, AZ
Service Years
1975 - 1992
Foreign Languages
Japanese
Korean
Spanish
Tagalog
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Desert Rat
Plank Owner Certificate
Persian Excursion
Water Survival Basic (WSB)
Marine Combat Water Survival 4th Class (CWS-4)
Marine Combat Water Survival Qualified (WSQ)
Meritorious Mast

Staff Sergeant

 
Four Hash Marks

 

 Official Badges 

PMI Pith Helmet


 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Shellback Persian Excursion

Cold War


 Military Association Memberships
Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Post 56Post 8154, George R. Baxmann
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Marine Corps Heritage FoundationMarine Air Traffic Control Association (MATCA)National Rifle Association (NRA)
3rd Marine Division Association2nd Marine Division AssociationUnited Services Automobile Association (USAA)Wounded Warrior Project
  1978, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified]
  1987, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  1997, American Legion, Post 56 (Honor Guard) (Yuma, Arizona) [Verified]
  2005, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8154, George R. Baxmann (Member At Large) (United States) [Verified]
  2006, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]
  2008, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation [Verified]
  2009, Marine Air Traffic Control Association (MATCA) [Verified]
  2009, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2010, 3rd Marine Division Association [Verified]
  2010, 2nd Marine Division Association [Verified]
  2010, 3rd Marine Division Association [Verified]
  2010, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified]
  2013, Wounded Warrior Project [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
60.5 years old and am now "officially" retired from work, just waiting until 2018 for social security. man it's good to have everything paid off and getting a check from uncle sugar.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   

 Remembrance Profiles - 2 Marines Remembered
  • Miller, Kelly Wayne, GySgt, (1974-1993)

 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert 15th AwardPistol Expert 5th Award

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1975, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), E/2052
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (3/9)BLT 3/9, III MAF3rd Marine Division3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
2nd Marine DivisionMATSG-90, NAS Memphis, TNMCAS Beaufort, SCMATCS-28, MACG-28
MACG-18, 1st MAW24th MAUStaff NCO Advanced CourseMCAS Yuma, AZ
2nd LAAM Bn, 3rd MAWMACG-38, 3rd MAW
  1975-1976, 0341, 3rd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (3/9)
  1975-1976, 0341, 3rd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (3/9)
  1975-1976, 0341, BLT 3/9, III MAF
  1975-1976, 0341, 3rd Marine Division
  1976-1977, 0341, 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1976-1977, 0341, 2nd Marine Division
  1976-1977, H&S Co, 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2)
  1977-1977, 7311, MATSS-901, MATSG-90, NAS Memphis, TN
  1977-1978, 7311, MCAS Beaufort, SC
  1977-1980, 7312, MATCS-28, MACG-28
  1978-1980, 7312, MCAS Beaufort, SC
  1980-1981, 7312, MACG-18, 1st MAW
  1981-1981, 7312, MATSS-901, MATSG-90, NAS Memphis, TN
  1981-1981, 7312, MCAS Beaufort, SC
  1981-1984, 7312, MATCS-28, MACG-28
  1981-1984, 7312, MCAS Beaufort, SC
  1982-1982, 7312, MATSS-901, MATSG-90, NAS Memphis, TN
  1982-1982, 7312, 24th MAU
  1983-1983, 7312, Staff NCO Advanced Course
  1984-1986, 7312, MCAS Yuma, AZ
  1984-1986, 7312, 2nd LAAM Bn, 3rd MAW
  1985-1986, 7312, SOMS , MCAS Yuma, AZ
  1987-1992, 7324, Air Traffic Control Det(s), MACG-38
  1987-1992, 7324, MCAS Yuma, AZ
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation New Arrivals (Vietnam)
  1981-1981 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '81
  1982-1982 Bear Hunt 1982
  1982-1982 Northern Wedding 1982
  1987-1987 Training Exercise - Beach Crest '87
  1987-1987 Training Exercise - KITP '87
  1987-1987 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '87
  1990-1990 Training Exercise - CAX '90
 Colleges Attended
University of South Carolina, BeaufortUniversity of Maryland at College ParkUniversity of South Carolina, BeaufortArizona Western College
Southern Illinois University at CarbondaleUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleArizona Western CollegeWebster University
University of Phoenix
  1978-1980, University of South Carolina, Beaufort
  1980-1981, University of Maryland at College Park
  1981-1984, University of South Carolina, Beaufort
  1984-1988, Arizona Western College
  1984-1986, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1987-1987, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  1987-1987, Arizona Western College
  1988-1998, Webster University
  1993-1994, University of Phoenix
  2008-2009, Ashwood University
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