Armstrong, Joe D, SgtMaj

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Current/Last Primary MOS
9999-Sergeant Major/First Sergeant
Current/Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Previously Held MOS
2511-Field Wireman
9900-General Service Marine
2531-Field Radio Operator
2533-Radio Telegraph Operator
0151-Administrative Clerk
2537-Radio Chief
2571-Special Radio Operator
5711-Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Defense Specialist
2573-Traffic Analyst
2570-Electronic Warfare Operator
2621-Manual Morse Intercept Operator/Analyst
2629-Signals Intelligence Analyst
Primary Unit
1986-1987, 9999, H&MS-39, MAG-39
Service Years
1957 - 1987
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Certificate of Commendation
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate
Meritorious Mast
Shellback Certificate
Tailhook Certificate
Water Survival Basic (WSB)
Water Survival Intermediate (WSI)
Voice Edition

Sergeant Major

Seven Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

NSACSS Badge French Fourragere USMC Retired Pin (30 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Medal Shellback

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Southeast Asia War Games US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original) Cold War

 Military Association Memberships
Marine Corps Cryptologic Association (MCCA)Zia; Detachment 850Post 7686, Tularosa and Alamogordo PostTWS Volunteer Profile Assistance Team (VPA)
TWS Memorial TeamMTWS Memorial TeamsMTWS Memorial A-TeamMarine TWS Advisory Group
Marine Corps Together We ServedMTWS Unit Historian
  1996, Marine Corps Cryptologic Association (MCCA) [Verified]
  2003, Marine Corps League, Zia; Detachment 850 (Vice Commander) (Alamogordo, New Mexico) [Verified]
  2003, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7686, Tularosa and Alamogordo Post (Member) (Alamogordo, New Mexico) [Verified]
  2004, TWS Volunteer Profile Assistance Team (VPA) [Verified]
  2004, TWS Memorial Team [Verified]
  2004, MTWS Memorial Teams
  2004, MTWS Memorial A-Team
  2004, Marine TWS Advisory Group [Verified]
  2004, TWS Memorial Team [Verified]
  2004, Marine TWS Advisory Group [Verified]
  2004, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2004, MTWS Unit Historian

 Additional Information
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Other Comments:
640512 TAILHOOK USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-64)
640607 CATSHOT USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-64)
640607 TAIL HOOK USS Constellation (CVA-63)
801216 at 0614Z crossed equator 0.0000N 083.10E
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles - 58 Marines Remembered
  • Bogdanos, Matthew Francis, Col, (1977-Present)
  • Campbell, Raymond B, Sgt, (1951-1953)
  • Carter, Harold, SSgt, (1942-1951)
  • Edwards, Charles Trevor, Cpl, (1957-1962)
  • Emerson, George E, TSgt, (1943-1958)
  • Evans, Roy Daniel, Sgt, (1950-1954)
  • Fleming, Robert L, Pvt, (1933-1937)

 Tributes from Members  
SgtMaj.J.Armstrong posted by 03 Shaver, John, Jr. (Rebel 1-0), Sgt 2253
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  Photo Stamps
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Last Updated:
Jul 24, 2005

If you are looking for an unusual Christmas gift, I got into the test cycle in 2004 on
They have just started back up, authorized by USPS. They will ONLY print photo stamps of kids and animals. Three of my grandkids are into Junior Drag Racing (JDRL). Last year Katelyn won the 2005 National 10 year old, Mark won the Division 7 Championship for 11 year old and Eric was on the #2 National Championship team. I got a sheet for each of them with their pictures on the stamp. It is valid US postage. I put half the sheet in a picture frame and left the other half for them to uses on letters and cards. Worth looking into.

My Photos From This Event
Eric Stamp
Katelyn stamp
Mark stamp

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