Montroy, Philip E., CWO2

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMCR Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Current/Last Primary MOS
0240-Imagery Interpretation Officer
Current/Last MOSGroup
Previously Held MOS
9900-General Service Marine
0100-Basic MOS
0141-Administrative Man
0241-Imagery Interpretation Specialist
0293-Imagery Interpretation Chief
9915-Special Assignment-Enlisted
9905-Special Assignment Officer
0205-Tactical Intelligence Officer
Primary Unit
1979-1983, 0240, 4th Fleet Imagery Interpretation Unit (FIIU) Detroit, 4th MAW G-2
Service Years
1965 - 1985
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Decommissioning Certificate
Meritorious Mast
Water Survival Basic (WSB)

Chief Warrant Officer 2


 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Vietnam 50th Anniversary Southeast Asia War Games

Cold War

 Military Association Memberships
Civil Air PatrolMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)United Services Automobile Association (USAA)First Marine Aircraft Wing Association
United States Naval InstituteMarine Corps Intelligence Association (MCIA)Marine Corps Cryptologic Association (MCCA)Marine Corps Together We Served
Marine Corps Mustang AssociationMarine Corps Aviation Reconaissance Association (MCARA)Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA)
  1961, Civil Air Patrol
  1976, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  1979, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified]
  1992, First Marine Aircraft Wing Association
  1993, United States Naval Institute
  1999, Marine Corps Intelligence Association (MCIA)
  2011, Marine Corps Cryptologic Association (MCCA)
  2011, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2012, Marine Corps Mustang Association [Verified]
  2012, Marine Corps Aviation Reconaissance Association (MCARA) [Verified]1
  2019, Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired and enjoying being old!� Had some fun as a civilian, too.� Worked as a Public School Instructional Technologist (11 years), Outdoor Youth Counselor (3 years), Outdoor Experiential Group Training Instructor (2-years),  FAA/ATA/ Airline Security Manager (GRR)/ITS/FAA/ATA District Security Trainer/Division Auditor (5 years), MI�DNR�Park Ranger (5 years),� DOD Industrial Security Officer (�5 years).
Other Comments:
Certified in National Incident Command System (ICS) : National Assoc. for Search & Rescue (NASAR)-Wilderness Search & Rescue and FEMA-General Emergency Management. Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness Medical Institute/NOLS (1st Cert: 1989, 2d Cert. 2000).  "Leave No Trace", Center for Outdoor Ethics, course completion 2016.

Extension Education Programs:
        Forestry & Wildlife Management (NACS, 1988 - 1989)
        Professional Forestry & Wildlife Conservation (PCDI, 1995-1996)
        Intro. to Incident Command System (NASAR, 1996- 1996)
        Conservation & Environmental Sciences (SCI, 2005-2006)
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles - 165 Marines Remembered
  • Anderson, Chalmers, CDR, (1918-1957)
  • Bennett, Floyd, Mach., (1917-1928)
  • Bock, Edwin, Cpl, (1932-1946)
  • Bourgeois, John, Col, (1956-1996)
  • Boyden, Hayne, BGen, (1920-1950)
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Mariel Boatlift (Cuba)
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The Mariel Boatlift officially began April 15, 1980 and ended October 31, 1980, with the arrival of over 125,000 Cubans to Southern Florida from Port of Mariel, Cuba.
As the scale of the boatlift grew, the Coast Guard asked for help. In May 1980 the U.S. Navy dispatched the USS Saipan (LHA-2) and the USS Boulder (LST-1190) to support the Coast Guard by assisting, but not directly transporting, refugees en route to the U.S. Saipan and Boulder temporarily took on board hundreds of refugees in need of humanitarian assistance, medical attention, food, and fresh water. They also refueled private watercraft. The ships' officers and crew were awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal for their work.

Elements of the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines and 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division of Camp Lejeune, N.C., supported the Immigration and Naturalization Service by providing security at Trumbo Point and Truman Annex in May 1980. The Marines supplied interpreters and assisted with processing refugees in Key West. They were awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal and a Certificate of Appreciation for exemplary service. F-4 "Phantom" fighter aircraft from VMFA-312 and later VMFA-251 based at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, provided air cover, and those Marines also received the Humanitarian Service Medal.

In May 1980, the U.S. Army dispatched the 503rd Military Police Battalion of the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to relieve the Florida National Guard units who had been mobilized to handle security and operations at the refugee compounds established in the Miami metropolitan area. The 503rd was augmented by Spanish-speaking soldiers of the 96th Civil Affairs and Psychological Warfare elements of the JFK Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg. The US Army Military Police Corps worked alongside FEMA and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and other federal agencies to transfer refugees for long-term detention. U.S. Army personnel who participated in this operation were awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
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Last Updated:
Mar 26, 2011
Personal Memories

Riot in seaplane hanger, bodies washing onto beaches, hot/sticky weather, bad tropical storm, TV with Cuban baseball games, drug dealers scared shitless, tourists mistaking military in civilian clothes for Key West gays, Navy/Coast Guard ships all over the place and that rotten-jungle like smell of Key West.

Units Participated in Operation

USS Ponce (LPD-15)

My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  48 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, Bruce, Sgt, (1977-1981)
  • Amyx, Terry, LtCol, (1977-1998)
  • Ball, Bernie, SSgt, (1978-1998)
  • Bauer, Gordon, LCpl, (1980-1982)
  • Bernstein, Dennis, Cpl, (1978-1982)
  • Boucher, Robin, Cpl, (1977-1981)
  • Butts, Daemon, GySgt, (1975-1995)
  • Caporale, Major, Maj, (1979-2014)
  • Colyer, Robert, LCpl, (1979-1983)
  • Crowder, Timothy, PFC, (1979-1981)
  • Funk, Charles, SgtMaj, (1969-2002)
  • Hansen, Mark, 1stLt, (1977-1981)
  • Harris, Gregory, Sgt, (1978-1998)
  • Holloway, Michael, Sgt, (1979-1983)
  • Johnson, Anthony, GySgt, (1979-1989)
  • Kirby, John, Cpl, (1978-1982)
  • Mack, Donald, SSgt, (1976-1983)
  • Masters, Dennis, MSgt, (1970-1993)
  • McCary, Alan, Cpl, (1978-1984)
  • McElyea Jr., Rob, MSgt, (1976-1998)
  • McKinley, Steve, Col, (1972-2010)
  • Molloy, Phil, MGySgt, (1972-2003)
  • Morin, Lucien, Cpl, (1978-1984)
  • Nickerson, Jeff, Sgt, (1978-1982)
  • Normile, Jim, Capt, (1979-1999)
  • Parker, Eddie, GySgt, (1974-1994)
  • Parsons, James, SSgt, (1976-1991)
  • Silveira, George, LCpl, (1977-1980)
  • Small, Thomas, 1stLt, (1977-1981)
  • Snow, Bob, SSgt, (1976-1988)
  • Summerfield Jr, Rockwood, LCpl, (1980-1983)
  • Torres, Freddie, Sgt, (1979-1986)
  • Wagner, Charles, LCpl, (1978-1981)
  • Winter, Donald, LCpl, (1976-1983)
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