Armstrong, Joe D, SgtMaj

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Life Member
 
 Service Photo 
 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
9900-General Service Marine
2511-Field Wireman
2531-Field Radio Operator
2533-Radio Telegraph Operator
0151-Administrative Clerk
2537-Radio Chief
2571-Special Radio Operator
5711-Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Defense Specialist
2570-Electronic Warfare Operator
2573-Traffic Analyst
2621-Manual Morse Intercept Operator/Analyst
2629-Signals Intelligence Analyst
Primary Unit
1986-1987, 9999, MAG-39/H&MS-39
Service Years
1957 - 1987
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Certificate of Commendation
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 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)
  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
What are you doing now:
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640512 TAILHOOK USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-64)
640607 CATSHOT USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-64)
640607 TAIL HOOK USS Constellation (CVA-63)
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles - 56 Marines Remembered
  • Bogdanos, Matthew Francis, Col, (1977-Present)
  • Campbell, Raymond B, Sgt, (1951-1953)
  • Carter, Harold, SSgt, (1942-1951)
  • DUBOIS, Stephen Charles, HMC, (1939-1959)
  • Edwards, Charles Trevor, Cpl, (1957-1962)
  • Emerson, George E, TSgt, (1943-1958)
  • Evans, Roy Daniel, Sgt, (1950-1954)
  • Fleming, Robert L, Pvt, (1933-1937)
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 Tributes from Members  
SgtMaj.J.Armstrong posted by 03 Shaver, John, Jr. (Rebel 1-0), Sgt 2252 
 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar
Rifle SharpshooterPistol Sharpshooter

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1957, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 286
  1957, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), E/2822
 Unit Assignments
MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA5th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)5th Marine RegimentMarine Cryptologic Support Bn - Marine Support Battalion/Co K Pensacola, FL
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)Marine Cryptologic Support Bn - Marine Support Battalion/Co D, Hanza, OkinawaUSS Constellation (CVA-64)Marine Cryptologic Support Bn - Marine Support Battalion/Co C San Miguel, Philippines
USS Caiman (SS-323)USS Diodon (SS-349)US Navy/NSGA Sidi Yahia Morocco2nd Radio Bn
National Security Agency / Central Security Service (NSA/CSS)ASA Field Station Two Rocks Ranch 1st Radio BnMarine Cryptologic Support Bn - Marine Support Battalion/Co B, Edzell, Scotland
Marine Cryptologic Support Bn - Marine Support Battalion4th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)MCB Camp Pendleton/Schools BnVMGR-152
1st MAW/MACG-18MAG-39/H&MS-39
  1957-1957, 9900, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA/ 2nd RTBN ,Golf Co
  1957-1957, 2511, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/H&S Co
  1957-1958, 2531, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/H&S Co
  1957-1959, 2533, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/H&S Co
  1958-1959, 0151, 5th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1959-1959, 2533, Radio Telegraph Operators Course/RTOC
  1959-1962, 2537, 5th Marine Regiment
  1962-1962, 2533, Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Pensacola, FL
  1962-1962, 2537, 5th Marine Regiment/HQ Co
  1963-1963, 2571, Marine Cryptologic Support Bn - Marine Support Battalion/Co K Pensacola, FL
  1963-1963, 2571, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  1963-1964, 2571, Marine Cryptologic Support Bn - Marine Support Battalion/Co D, Hanza, Okinawa
  1963-1964, 2571, US Navy/NSGA Okinawa
  1964-1964, 2571, USS Constellation (CVA-64)
  1964-1966, 2571, Marine Cryptologic Support Bn - Marine Support Battalion/Co C San Miguel, Philippines
  1964-1966, 2573, US Navy/NSGA San Miguel
  1965-1965, 2571, USS Caiman (SS-323)
  1966-1966, 2571, USS Diodon (SS-349)
  1968-1968, 2573, US Navy/NSGA Sidi Yahia Morocco
  1968-1968, 5711, 2nd Radio Bn/Radio Intelligence Co (RI)
  1968-1969, 2573, 2nd Radio Bn/Radio Intelligence Co (RI)
  1968-1969, 2570, 2nd Radio Bn
  1969-1969, 2573, National Security Agency / Central Security Service (NSA/CSS)
  1969-1969, 2573, ASA Field Station Two Rocks Ranch
  1969-1970, 2573, 1st Radio Bn
  1970-1972, 2573, Marine Cryptologic Support Bn - Marine Support Battalion/Co B, Edzell, Scotland
  1970-1972, 2573, US Navy/NSGA Edzell
  1973-1974, 2621, Marine Cryptologic Support Bn - Marine Support Battalion/Co A, Ft Meade, MD
  1974-1975, 2629, Marine Cryptologic Support Bn - Marine Support Battalion/Co A, Ft Meade, MD
  1976-1977, 9999, 4th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)
  1977-1980, 9999, MCB Camp Pendleton/Schools Bn
  1980-1981, 9999, VMGR-152
  1981-1985, 9999, MCB Camp Pendleton/Schools Bn
  1982-1982, 9999, Enlisted Promotion Branch
  1984-1984, 9999, Enlisted Promotion Branch
  1985-1986, 9999, 1st MAW/MACG-18
  1986-1987, 9999, MAG-39/H&MS-39
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
  1964-1964 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)/China Sea Contingency Operation1
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Reflections on Service
SgtMaj
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.
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
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? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
United States Armed Forces Institute (2 years)
  1959-1961, Oceanside-Carlsbad Junior College, Oceanside CA
  1961-1961, United States Armed Forces Institute (2 years)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  1940 USMC "SOS" RECIPE1
  20 MARINE CORPS STARS1
  CORPSMAN UP1
  Photo Stamps3
  Old Corps1
  Photo Album - Misc38
  MARINES OF THE WORLD21
  NUMBERS RUNNER
  misc photos2
  Voices16
  Back Surgery 20091
  TWS BIZ CARD BACK1
  General Photos
  Sep 16, 2006, Hot Air Balloon Invitational10
  Dec 24, 2011, Forum Photos96
  Aug 23, 2012, General Photos16
  Mar 23, 2014, COLT .45 M1911 A1 (serial # indicates service in 1948)
  Dec 07, 2018, Message Photos2
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