Category:American army personnel of the Gulf War
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The following 93 pages are in this category, out of 93 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 93 pages are in this category, out of 93 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Robert B. Abrams – Robert Bruce “Abe” Abrams is a four-star general in the United States Army who currently serves as the 22nd commanding general of the U. S. Army Forces Command. He is a 1982 graduate of the United States Military Academy where he was commissioned as an Armor officer, during his 33 years of service he has served in command and staff positions across the Army and Joint Community in Germany, the United States and Southwest Asia. His father was former Army Chief of Staff, General Creighton W. Abrams Jr and he assumed his current assignment on August 10,2015. General Abrams has commanded at every level from Company through Divisional command and his first command was of D Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment. Where he deployed the Company in support of Operations Desert Shield, abramss next command assignment was at battalion level, back home at 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. Gen. Abrams has extensive experience, having served as an Operations Officer at Squadron. Abrams has also served as an instructor, written doctrine and developed training at the US Army Armor School, abramss General Officer assignments also include service as the Deputy Commanding General, Combined Arms Center-Training, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 2015, General Abrams was assigned as Commander, United States Army Forces Command, which oversees all U. S. Army combat units in the continental United States
2. Frank H. Akers Jr. – Frank Herman Akers, Jr. is an American army Brigadier General and an associate lab director for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is also the President and CEO of the Oak Ridge Strategies Group, Frank H. Akers, Jr. graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1966, and later received a doctorate in history from Duke University in 1975. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, he received a commission as an officer for the United States Army. During the Vietnam War, he served as a platoon leader, a scout platoon leader. He also commanded the 1st Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and he then went on to serve as the chief of operations for the XVIII Airborne Corps during the Gulf War. As a brigadier general, he served as the Assistant Division Commander for Operations for 25th Infantry Division and his military awards include the award of the Distinguished Service Medal. After retiring from the military, Frank H. Akers, Jr. became a lab director for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 2005, he became the chairman of the Army Science Board, after he left ORNL, he became the President and CEO of Oak Ridge Strategies Group. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge Strategy Group
3. George T. Alexander – Staff Sergeant George T. Alexander Jr. was the 2, 000th American soldier killed in combat in Iraq since the beginning of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, according to the Associated Press. A1989 graduate of Chilton County High School, Alexander spent two years working as a labourer before joining the military as Desert Storm began. At the time of his death, he was serving his tour of duty in Iraq, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, of Fort Benning. He is survived by his wife Fina, and two children Jsai and Alexandria and his body was buried at the Agee Memorial Garden in Clanton, Alabama. The United States media noted this death above many others, as it was the 2, 000th since the start of active combat, articles ran on such sites as CNN. com featuring the soldier. Peace activists cast the 2, 000th combat death as a milestone in what they believe to be an unnecessary, immediately following the report of his death, six hundred anti-war protests and candlelight vigils were held in the United States on October 26,2005. 2003 invasion of Iraq media coverage Faulk, Kent, soldier fought to make difference, The Birmingham News. Vigil notes 2000 U. S. war dead, The Beacon News, roadside bomb kills Clanton soldier, The Clanton Advertiser. US military death toll in Iraq reaches 2,000, Reuters, doD Identifies Army Casualty, United States Department of Defense
4. Daniel B. Allyn – And the 35th Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. He assumed his current role on August 15,2014, allyn previously served as the Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command from May 2013 to August 2014. Allyn was the commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps from 2012 to 2013, allyn was born in New Hampshire in 1959 and raised in Berwick, Maine. He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1981 and he went on to serve overseas in South Korea, Grenada, Egypt, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan as a combat infantryman and a master parachutist
5. Kerry Bentivolio – Kerry Bentivolio was the United States Representative for Michigans 11th congressional district, in office from 2013 to 2015. Bentivolio, a Republican, defeated Democratic nominee Syed Taj, a physician, the seat was vacated by Representative Thaddeus McCotter, who resigned from Congress on July 6,2012, and was briefly held by Democrat David Curson of Belleville, Michigan. He was defeated for the Republican nomination in his bid for a term by attorney David Trott. He launched a campaign for the November 2014 general election. Bentivolio worked as a designer in the industry for twenty years, followed by teaching for fifteen years in schools. He is an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Bentivolio was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1951. Bentivolio was raised in the Detroit area with four brothers and his father, a factory worker, served in World War II, while his grandfather served in World War I. He attended Oakland Community College from 1971 to 1983 where he earned a degree in Liberal Arts. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Saint Marys College in Michigan in 1999 and he transferred to Michigan State University in East Lansing to attend further courses in 1989 and met his future wife, Karen. Later, he earned a degree in Education from Marygrove College in 2001. Bentivolio enlisted in the United States Army in November 1968 and served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 as an infantry rifleman, after a break in service, he later joined the Army National Guard in Michigan as a reservist and served for more than 20 years. Bentivolio was trained as an MLRS/HIMARS crewmember and he served on the home front during Operation Desert Storm and was deployed to Iraq in 2007 with an Artillery unit as a senior human resources sergeant performing combat convoy missions. He retired as a sergeant first class after an injury in 2008. Bentivolios awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, bentiviolio has worked as an autoworker, reindeer rancher, automotive designer, teacher, commercial home builder, Santa Claus for hire, and amateur actor before running for political office. He taught in schools, public schools, and adult education institutions. Bentivolio said he took up acting in movies to get rid of his stage fright in front of cameras, in 2010, he acted in the low budget movie Lucys Law in the role of a TV News reporter. In 2011, he appeared in low budget political satire. In 2010, Bentivolio ran for the Michigan Senate for the 15th District but was defeated by Mike Kowall in the primary, Bentivolio called a news conference in Milford, whereupon the creditor complained and newspapers reported on the bankruptcy story
6. Brian Birdwell – Brian D. Birdwell is a Republican from Granbury, Texas, who represents District 22 in the Texas Senate. A retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, Birdwell is a survivor of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. To win his Senate position, one of thirty-one in the state and he replaced Kip Averitt of McGregor, who had succeeded Sibley in 2002. Averitt cited health problems when he resigned from office a week after having been renominated in the March 2 party primary, in the first round of balloting on May 8, Sibley led Birdwell but fell short of the majority required to win outright. He was also endorsed by Scott OGrady of Dallas County, a shot down in Bosnia in 1996. Birdwell prevailed,14,218 votes to Sibleys 10,339 ballots, District 22 includes Bosque, Coryell, Ellis, Falls, Hill, Hood, Johnson, McLennan, Navarro, and Somervell counties. In 2015 during the 84th Texas Legislature, Birdwell authored SB1735 and he rejected Texas Governor Greg Abbotts calls for Texas to fund those benefits for Texas veterans and their children. While proposing to cut benefits for Texas veterans and their children, the Texas House of Representatives rejected all but one of Birdwells recommendations to cut student education benefits to Texas veterans and their families. In response to claims that he had betrayed Texas veterans and their families, a lifelong Republican, Birdwell backs conservative causes across the board, including opposition to abortion and euthanasia, and the health care policies of U. S. President Barack Obama. Birdwell was a speaker at the June 2006 Republican State Convention in San Antonio, while residing in Springfield. He keynoted the 2007 Texas State Presidential Straw Poll in Fort Worth and he was a delegate to the Republican State Convention in June 2008 in Houston. He is an immediate past vice president of the Hood County Republican Club, citizens can count on me to be a conservative champion on these issues. A Texas native, Birdwell is a 1984 graduate of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, in 1996, he procured a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Commissioned as an artillery officer in 1984, his military duties began at Fort Sill. He was stationed across the United States, South Korea, in 1990, he was deployed to the preliminary military build-up known as Operation Desert Shield and then Operation Desert Storm, or the first Gulf War. He was part of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment cited at the Battle of 73 Easting in Iraq when the 7th Corps struck the Republican Guard of Saddam Hussein, for his work in Iraq, he earned the Bronze Star. In 1998, he was sent to Central America to conduct humanitarian operations after Hurricane Mitch, at the time of the Pentagon attack, Birdwell was a military aide to the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. When American Airlines Flight 77 crashed near his office, Birdwell was thrown from his second office to ground level
7. Kenneth Bowra – Kenneth Bowra is a retired major general who served in the US Army from 1970 to 2003. Bowra saw service with US special forces in the Vietnam War and Cambodian Civil War and has worked with the Central Intelligence Agency and he later fought in the US Invasion of Grenada and in the Somali Civil War and First Gulf War. In 1998 he was given command of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, retiring in 2003 he is now a diplomat with the US State Department in Saudi Arabia. Kenneth Bowra attended The Citadel military college in South Carolina and graduated in 1970 and he was commissioned into the 82nd Airborne Division and completed special forces training. Upon his return to the US he served as commander of a High Altitude Low Opening Special Atomic Demolition Munition paratroop unit with the 5th Special Forces Group. Bowra was posted back to Cambodia in 1974 with the Military Equipment Delivery Team Cambodia and he was transferred to Joint Special Operations Command in 1983 and remained with the unit for five years, participating in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada. Bowra returned to the 5th Special Forces Group in 1988 as the commander of the 2nd battalion and worked on Operation Salam, a de-mining operation in Afghanistan. He was promoted to commander of 5th Special Forces Group by 1992 and conducted combat and humanitarian operations in Somalia as well as border surveillance and combat operations in Kuwait. He was placed in charge of Special Operations Command South, United States Southern Command in November 1993, whilst with that unit Bowra led anti-drugs and humanitarian operations in Central and South America and formed the multi-national peace-keeping force that helped to end the Cenepa War. Bowra was assigned command of the U. S. Army Special Forces Command in May 1996 where he helped to develop the first human rights policy for US special forces soldiers, Bowra was given command of the John F. He was appointed assistant chief of staff of NATOs Allied Forces Northern Europe in January 2001 and was simultaneously the senior American military representative to the Netherlands, Bowra retired from the army as a major-general on 1 October 2003. He now works for the State Department as a diplomat at the US embassy in Saudi Arabia, Bowra has written about the Vietnam and Cambodian wars. The most recent U. S. State Department listing of key officials in foreign posts does not show Bowra in any post in Saudi Arabia