Armstrong, Joe Donald, SgtMaj

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 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
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
2570-Electronic Warfare Operator
5711-Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Defense Specialist
2573-Traffic 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 Associations and Other Affiliations
Marine Corps Cryptologic Association (MCCA)Zia; Detachment 850Post 7686, Tularosa and Alamogordo PostMTWS Profile Assistance Team
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 (Alamogordo, New Mexico) [Verified]
  2003, MTWS Profile Assistance Team [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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640607 TAIL HOOK USS Constellation (CVA-63)
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles - 70 Marines Remembered
  • Bogdanos, Matthew Francis, Col, (1977-Present)
  • Campbell, Raymond B, Sgt, (1951-1953)
  • Carter, Harold, SSgt, (1942-1951)

 Tributes from Members  
SgtMaj.J.Armstrong posted by 03 Shaver, John, Jr. (Rebel 1-0), Sgt 2254
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  2003, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7686, Tularosa and Alamogordo Post (Alamogordo, New Mexico)
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New Mexico

Contact Phone Number
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Contact Email
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Year Established
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HQ Address
700 Us Hwy 70 West
NM 88310
Association Type
Military National

Contact Phone Number
(816) 756-3390

Contact Email
Year Established

Veterans of, Foreign Wars, (2008-2009)
HQ Address
National Headquarters
406 West 34th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2016

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  2 Also There at This Association:
  • Piedra, Abraham, SSgt, (1967-1973)
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