Arnold, David, Sr., CWO4

Motor Transport
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Current Service Status
USMC Active
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Current/Last Primary MOS
3510-Motor Transport Maintenance Officer
Current/Last MOSGroup
Motor Transport
Previously Held MOS
3521-Organizational Automotive Mechanic
3529-Motor Transport Maintenance Chief
Primary Unit
2009-Present, Motor Transport Maintenance Co, 1st Maintenance Bn 1st FSSG/MLG
Service Years
1992 - 2012
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Marine Combat Water Survival 2nd Class (CWS-2)

Chief Warrant Officer 4


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Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
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Operation Southern Watch was an air-centric military operation conducted by the United States Department of Defense from Summer 1992 to Spring 2003.

United States Central Command's Joint Task Force Southwest Asia (JTF-SWA) had the mission of monitoring and controlling the airspace south of the 32nd Parallel (extended to the 33rd Parallel in 1996) in southern and south-central Iraq during the period following the end of the 1991 Gulf War until the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Operation Southern Watch began on 27 August 1992 with the stated purpose of ensuring Iraqi compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 (UNSCR 688) of 5 April 1991, which demanded that Iraq "immediately end this repression and express the hope in the same context that an open dialogue will take place to ensure that the human and political rights of all Iraqi citizens are respected." Nothing in the resolution spelled out the Iraqi no-fly zones or Operation Southern Watch.

Iraqi bombing and strafing attacks against the Shi’ite Muslims in Southern Iraq during the remainder of 1991 and during 1992 indicated Saddam Hussein chose not to comply with the resolution. Forces from Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France participated in Operation Southern Watch. The commander of JTF-SWA, an aeronautically rated United States Air Force (USAF) Major General, assisted by an aeronautically designated United States Navy (USN) Rear Admiral, reported directly to the Commander, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM).

Military engagements in Southern Watch occurred with regularity, with Coalition aircraft routinely being shot at by Iraqi air defense forces, though they were usually only reported in the Western press occasionally. An intensification was noted prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, though it was said at the time to just be in response to increasing activity by Iraqi air-defense forces. It is now known that this increased activity occurred during an operation known as Operation Southern Focus.
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Feb 9, 2017
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Units Participated in Operation

USS Tripoli (LPH-10)

3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)



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  1312 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abbey, Derek, Maj, (1991-Present)
  • Abeyta, Vincent, 1stSgt, (1990-2011)
  • Achee, Steven, GySgt, (1998-Present)
  • Acosta, Marcus, Cpl, (1996-2007)
  • Adams, Carl, Sgt, (1995-2001)
  • Adams, Daniel, SSgt, (1994-2007)
  • Adams, John, Sgt, (1996-2000)
  • Adolphsen, Mark, 1stLt, (1994-Present)
  • Aguayo, Derek, Sgt, (2001-2010)
  • Aguilar, Michael, Maj, (1995-Present)
  • Akers, Bobby, GySgt, (1993-2008)
  • Albiero, Louis, Maj, (1992-2008)
  • Albright, Christopher, Capt, (1993-2008)
  • Aldrich, David, MSgt, (1990-Present)
  • Allen, James, GySgt, (1995-2008)
  • Allen, Jimmie, SSgt, (1992-2005)
  • Allen, Maria, Sgt, (2002-2007)
  • Allen, Tommy, Sgt, (1987-1993)
  • Alvarado, Don, GySgt, (1993-2007)
  • Alvarado, Henry, Cpl, (1996-2001)
  • Alvarez, Angel, GySgt, (1993-Present)
  • Amaral, Anthony, CWO3, (1979-2000)
  • Anderson, Brad, Sgt, (1982-1987)
  • Anderson, David, Sgt, (1992-2000)
  • Anderson, Kenneth, GySgt, (1971-1997)
  • ANDERSON, RICHARD, 1stSgt, (1993-Present)
  • Anderson, Shawn, GySgt, (1992-2012)
  • Aquilina, Renee, Cpl, (1996-2000)
  • Archibald, Felix
  • Armstrong, Robert, GySgt, (1992-Present)
  • Arnold, J., Sgt, (1995-2008)
  • Arnold, Richard, GySgt, (1989-Present)
  • Arreola, Juan, Sgt, (1990-1996)
  • Arriaga, Jose, MGySgt, (1990-Present)
  • Arriaga, Paul, SSgt, (1993-2004)
  • Atwood, Chris, Sgt, (1999-2003)
  • Augurson Jr, William, GySgt, (1990-Present)
  • August, John, CWO4, (1989-2018)
  • Auten, Brian, SSgt, (1997-Present)
  • Auwen, David, SgtMaj, (1997-Present)
  • Avalle, Mario, Cpl, (2000-2010)
  • Avery, Richard, SSgt, (1994-2000)
  • Ayo, John, GySgt, (1997-Present)
  • Baarstad, Eric, Sgt, (1984-1997)
  • Back, James, GySgt, (2000-Present)
  • Baez, Roger, GySgt, (1998-2010)
  • Bagley, Monique, SSgt, (1993-Present)
  • Bailes, Jason, MSgt, (1992-Present)
  • Bailey, John, Sgt, (1995-2002)
  • Bailey, Ronnie, MGySgt, (1986-Present)
  • Bair, Frank, Cpl, (1999-2003)
  • Baker, Darren, SgtMaj, (1987-Present)
  • Baker, Loyd, LCpl, (1993-1998)
  • [Name Withheld], (1990-Present)
  • Baldwin, Walter, SgtMaj, (1983-2013)
  • Ballard, Douglas, SSgt, (1997-Present)
  • Bandani, Ahmad, LtCol, (1989-2010)
  • Barahona, Isai, Sgt, (2001-2010)
  • Barber, Bryan, Capt, (1991-Present)
  • Barber, Robert, GySgt, (1995-Present)
  • Barbre Jr, Burt, Sgt, (1991-1997)
  • Barden, Charles, MSgt, (1988-2012)
  • Bare, James, Maj, (1993-Present)
  • Barger, Charlie, Cpl, (1991-1995)
  • Barron, Raymond P., SgtMaj, (1962-1997)
  • Bassett, Christopher, Cpl, (1997-2001)
  • Bassett, Lee, MSgt, (1981-2004)
  • Bauman, Timothy D., SgtMaj, (1981-2007)
  • Baumer, Vance, SSgt, (1997-2007)
  • Bauser, James, MGySgt, (1987-2012)
  • Bautista, Reynante, GySgt, (2008-2008)
  • Baxley, Wayne, CWO2, (1983-2003)
  • Beal, Donald, SSgt, (1993-2013)
  • Bean, Jared, GySgt, (1996-2008)
  • Behm, Dale, Maj, (1996-Present)
  • Bekel, Adam, GySgt, (1996-2018)
  • Belgum, Brett, Sgt, (1996-2002)
  • Belin, Dwight, Maj, (1982-2008)
  • Bellew, Eric, MGySgt, (1992-Present)
  • Beltran, Juan, CWO4, (1984-2007)
  • Benavides III, Ignacio, GySgt, (1988-2008)
  • BENNETT, TERRELL, GySgt, (1996-Present)
  • Bense, Aaron, MSgt, (1993-Present)
  • Berry, Martin, CWO3, (1983-2005)
  • Beswetherick, Ronald, MSgt, (1988-Present)
  • Bethard, Matthew, GySgt, (1989-2009)
  • Binney, Michael, Maj, (1988-2008)
  • Birk, Mark, LtCol, (1982-2012)
  • Bischoff, Paul, GySgt, (1986-2006)
  • Bishop, Alex, Sgt, (1989-1995)
  • Bisson, Carl, MGySgt, (1991-2017)
  • Bjerklund, Michael, SSgt, (1986-2006)
  • Blanset, Barry, MGySgt, (1995-Present)
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