Moots, Jerry, MSgt

Aircraft Maintenance
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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
6019-Aircraft Maintenance Chief
Current/Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance
Previously Held MOS
6000-Basic Aircraft Maintenance Marine
6111-Helicopter Mechanic-Trainee
6115-Helicopter Mechanic CH-53E
6113-Helicopter Mechanic, CH-53
6119-Helicopter Maintenance Chief
Primary Unit
1995-1997, 6019, MAG-24
Service Years
1974 - 1998
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Plank Owner Certificate
Shellback Certificate
Persian Excursion
Marine Combat Water Survival Qualified (WSQ)

Master Sergeant

Five Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist USMC Retired Pin USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Sikorsky Winged S Superbird Cold War Medal

Shellback Persian Excursion Sikorsky 1000 Hour Award US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original)

Cold War

 Military Association Memberships
Post 9550, Centerville Memorial Post
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9550, Centerville Memorial Post (Member At Large) (Centerville, Ohio) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Officially retired for a second time. Retired twice is double nice! :-)
Other Comments:

create your own visited country map or write about it on the open travel guide
create your own personalized map of the USA or write about it on the open travel guide

 Remembrance Profiles - 11 Marines Remembered
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Air Crew w/3 Stars
Rifle Expert 3rd AwardPistol Expert 2nd Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
Click here to see Training
  1974, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 30762
 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)MATSG-90, NAS Memphis, TNNAMTRAGRUHMH-363
MAG-16USS Tarawa (LHA 1)MAG-36HMH-465 (Warhorse)
SNCO AcademyUSMC (United States Marine Corps)/Formal SchoolsHMM-161USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)
HMM-268USS New Orleans (LPH-11)5th MEBHMM-166
USS Tripoli (LPH-10)HMH-466 (Wolf Pack)HMT-301MAG-24
  1974-1974, 6000, Aviation Fundamental P School
  1974-1975, 6111, MATSG-90, NAS Memphis, TN
  1974-1975, 6111, Basic Helicopter School, NAS, Memphis
  1975-1975, NAMTRAGRU/NAMTRA Det 1032
  1975-1981, 6113, HMH-363
  1975-1995, 6113, MAG-16
  1977-1977, 6113, USS Tarawa (LHA 1)
  1978-1981, 6113, MAG-36
  1981-1984, 6115, HMH-465 (Warhorse)
  1983-1983, SNCO Academy
  1984-1984, 6115, Formal Schools Instructors Course
  1984-1988, 6115, NAMTRAGRU/NAMTRA Det 1032
  1988-1995, 6113, HMH-466 (Wolf Pack)
  1989-1989, 6113, HMM-161
  1989-1989, 6113, USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)
  1990-1991, 6113, HMM-268
  1990-1991, 6113, USS New Orleans (LPH-11)
  1990-1991, 6113, 5th MEB
  1990-1991, MAG-50
  1992-1992, 6113, HMM-161
  1992-1992, 6113, USS Tarawa (LHA 1)
  1994-1994, 6113, HMM-166
  1994-1994, 6113, USS Tripoli (LPH-10)
  1995-1995, 6119, HMH-466 (Wolf Pack)
  1995-1997, 6019, HMT-301
  1995-1997, 6019, MAG-24
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1980-1980 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '80
  1989-1989 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '89
  1990-1991 Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  1991-1991 Operation Sea Soldier IV 1991
  1992-1992 Training Exercise - Native Fury '92
  1992-1992 Training Exercise - Eager Mace '92
  1992-1993 Operation Restore Hope (Somalia)
  1994-1994 Training Exercise - Iron Magic '94
  1994-1994 Operation Vigilant Warrior (Kuwait)
  1994-1994 Operation Support Hope (Rwanda)
  1994-1994 Training Exercise - Nautical Mantis '94
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
University of PhoenixAshworth CollegeEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  2002-2004, University of Phoenix
  2005-2006, Others/Not Listed
  2006-2008, Ashworth College
  2007-2010, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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