Owens, Tom, Sgt

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USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
0239-Intelligence Assistant
Current/Last MOSGroup
Previously Held MOS
0300-Basic Infantryman
0231-Intelligence Specialist
2574- North Vietnamese Linguist
0239-Intelligence Assistant
0239-Intelligence Chief
0302-Infantry Officer
Primary Unit
1972-2001, 0302, US Army
Service Years
1965 - 1971
Foreign Language
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate


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French Fourragere Vietnam Combined Action Platoon (CAP) Military Police (Pre-2003) US Army Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge US Army Honorable Discharge Shellback Bluenose

Southeast Asia War Games Cold War

 Military Association Memberships
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Post 500Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
  2008, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified]
  2010, American Legion, Post 500 (Associate Member) (Riverside, California) [Verified]
  2012, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

 Additional Information
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PUBLICATIONS: LA Times, September 1992, LA Weekly, April 1993, Book; LYING EYES, - Thunder's Mouth Press, � 1994 by Tom Owens, (available via amazondotcom for 99 cents) Star Chamber � 1999 by Tom Owens The Code, � 1999 by Tom Owens, Down by Law,theatrical treatment and screenplay � 2000 by Tom Owens, OPED: OC Register article, Dec. 2002 Ya simply gotta luv em. Beware the Snake Oil? LA Daily Journal July 2004 � Tom Owens, Article re LAPD Officer Misconduct, July 2004� Tom Owens - San Francisco Daily Journal, Article -PoliceOne Magazine June 2012
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USMC 1965-1971 SGT INTEL USA/USAR 1971-2001 CAPT INF (Ret) Total time for retirement purposes - 33 years.

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  • Burdick, Jim, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Muller, Robert (Bob), CPL
  • Reed, Edward, PFC, (1965-1968)
  • Reuss, Steven, MSgt
  • Skinner, Charles (Chuck), GySgt, (1950-1974)
  • Wessel, Charles, CPL
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1965, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 1074
 Unit Assignments
5th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)USMC (United States Marine Corps)USS General William Mitchell (T-AP-114)
Infantry Training School(s) West1st Marine Division/HQ Bn, 1st Marine DivisionMCB Camp PendletonMCAS El Toro, CA
Marine BarracksUS Army Intelligence School, Fort Huachucha, AZ Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)III MAF
1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)HMH-363MAG-56US Army
  1965-1965, 0311, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/L Co
  1965-1965, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)/C Co
  1965-1965, 0311, Jungle Environment Survival Training School (JEST) NTA, Okinawa
  1965-1965, 0311, USS General William Mitchell (T-AP-114)
  1965-1965, 0300, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1966-1967, 0311, HQ Bn, 1st Marine Division/MP Co
  1967-1967, 0311, MCB Camp Pendleton
  1967-1967, 0311, MCAS El Toro, CA/PMO
  1968-1968, 0311, Marine Barracks Lake Meade Base
  1968-1968, 0231, US Army Intelligence School, Fort Huachucha, AZ
  1969-1969, 2574, DLI Language Course - Vietnamese
  1969-1969, 0239, Staging Bn
  1969-1969, 0239, III MAF
  1969-1970, 0239, 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)
  1970-1970, 0239, HMH-363
  1970-1970, 0239, MAG-56
  1972-2001, 0302, US Army
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Double Eagle II
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Colorado / Lien Ket 52
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Utah / Lien Ket 26
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Deckhouse II
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Golden Fleece 7-1 / Operation Lien Ket 60
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Prairie
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Arizona
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)1
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1975-1975 Operation Babylift (Vietnam)
  1982-1982 8th ID-Berlin Brigade Exercise
  1996-1996 Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
 Colleges Attended
California State University, Los AngelesUniversity of California, Santa CruzUniversity of PhoenixCentral Texas College
  1971-1972, California State University, Los Angeles
  1976-1979, Santa Ana Jr. College, Santa Ana, CA
  1977-1978, University of California, Santa Cruz
  1988-1991, University of Phoenix
  1997-1997, Central Texas College
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