US Army Training Center Fort Ord - Yearbook (Fort Ord, CA)

 - Class of 1975

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■jTl j u. s. army training center, fort ord, California Fort Ord was named after Major General Edward Cresap Ord, who served with Fremont ' s Army in the early California days as a lieutenant. Fort Ord covers more than 28,500 acres of rolling plains and rugged hills which make it ideal for its Infantry Training Center and Combat Support training mis- sions. Located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, Fort Ord is 115 miles south of San Francisco and 340 miles north of Los Angeles. Thousands of recruits, draftees, and reservists are trained at Fort Ord each year. The 3d Brigade conducts Basic Combat Training and the 4th Brigade conducts the following Combat Support Training courses: Basic Army Administration, Food Service, Basic Unit Supply, Automotive Mechanic ' s Helper, Field Communications, Light Wheel and Vehicle Driver. Even before the recruit enters formal basic combat training, he begins to get the " feel " of becoming a soldier at his first stop — the Reception Station at Fort Ord. This is where the new recruit is assigned as a member of a pla- toon, under the command of a Drill Sergeant, an experienced noncommiss- ioned officer who will lead, train and guide this platoon for the entire period of Basic Combat Training. No one mistakes the identity of a drill sergeant because he is distinguished by his erect military bearing, his olive drab campaign hat, and his immacu- late uniform which bears the crest and motto of Army Training Centers: " This We ' ll Defend. " This motto, which is also inscribed on the Army Flag, depicts the determination, devotion and constant readiness of the American soldier. During his time at the Reception Station, such terms as " Aptitude Test, " " Classification Interview, " " Language Qualification Test, " " Clothing Issue, " and " Preventive Medicine Orientations, " become familiar words to the new soldier. Upon completion of this initial processing, he is assigned to a training company for Basic Combat Training. There are five general categories of subjects presented during basic train- ing. They are Administration, Command Information, General Military Sub- jects, Tactical Training, and Weapons Instruction. In the first week the trainee finds that physical conditioning is one of the activities most stressed in basic training. Immediately he begins a series of (Continued inside back endsheet) HOSPITAL 03 - MUSEUM The 7th Infantry Division Museum is located in the Fort Ord Wel- come Center, and is open to the public from 1200 to 1700 hours. Mon- day through Friday. It contains memorabilia acquired by the Division in three wars. Such things as the American Flag that flew over General Joseph Vinegar Joe Stilwell ' s headquarters, enemy weapons captured during the Korean War, pictures of Medal of Flonor winners, plus many trophies and momentoes, are tastefully displayed in the Museum. The colors and guidons of the Division and its units are prominently dis- played at the rear of the Museum. The Museum was dedicated on December 6, 1972. RECEPTION STATION ii— a — ■ itf ■ ■ MiM ■ COMPANY AREA PHYSICAL TRAINING PUGIL STICK i. «. . A M , « . « T • • M • .... % p ' • . •’ iiioM •Xk lk. fiv I BEACH RANGES FOXHOLE POSITION i I RECORD RANGE I AM THE INFANTRY I am the Infantry Queen of Battle! For two centuries 1 have kept our Nation safe, purchasing freedom with mv blood. To tyrants, I am the day of reckoning; to the suppressed, the hope for the future. Where the fiehtine is thick, there am I I am the Infantry! FOLLOW Mb! I was there from the beginning, meeting the enemy face to face, will to will. My bleeding feet stained the snow at Valley Forge: my Iro en hands pulled Washington across the Delaware. At Yorktown, the sunlight glinted from the sword and I. begrimed and battered . . . saw a Nation born. Hardship . . . and glory I have known. At New Orleans, 1 lought beyond the hostile hour, showed the fury of mv Iona rifle .and came of age, I am the Infantry! Westward I pushed with wagon trains . . . moved and empire across the plains . . extended freedom ' s borders and tamed the wild frontier, I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ML! 1 was with Scott at Vera Cru . . . hunted the guerrilla in the mountain passes . . and scaled the high plateau. The ’fighting was done when I ended my march many miles from the old Alamo. From Bul l Run to Appomattox, I lought and bled. Both Blue and grey were my colors then. Two masters 1 served and united them strong . . . proved that this nation could right a wrona ... and Iona endure. I am the Infantry 1 LOLL OW ME! ' I led the charge up San Juan FI ill . . . scaled the walls of old Tientsin . . . and stalked the Moro in the steaming jungle still . . always the vanguard. I am the Infantry! At Chuteau-Thierry, lirst over the lop, then I stood like a rock on the Marne. It was I who cracked the llindenburg Line in the Argonne, I broke the kaisers spine . . and didn ' t come back ' till ii was " over, over there. " 1 am the Infantry f FOLLOW Mb! A generation older at Bataan, I briefly bowed, but then I vowed to return. Assaulted the African shore . . . learned my lesson the hard way in the desert sands . . . pressed my buttons into the beach at An io . . . and bounced into Rome with determination and resolve. I am the Infantry ! The English channel, stout beach defenses and the hedgerows could not hold me .1 broke out to St. bo. unbent the Bulge vaulted the Rhine . . and swarmed the Heartland. 1 1 i tier ' s dream and the Third Reich were dead. In the Pacific, Irom island to island I hopped . . hit the beaches and chopped through swamp and jungle .1 set the Rising Sum. 1 am the Infantry! In Korea, I gathered my strength around Pusan . . . swept across the frozen Man . . . outflanked the Reds at Inchon, a and marched to the Yalu. FOLLOW M L! Around the world. I stand . . . ever forward. Over Lebanon’s sands, my rifle steady aimed . . . and calm returned. At Berlin ' s gate. I scorned the W all of Shame. I am the Infantry! My bayonet ... on the wings of power . . keeps the peace worldw ide. And despots, falsely garved in freedom ' s mantle, falter . hide. My ally in the paddies and the forest ... I teach. I aid, I lead. FOLLOW M F! Where brave men fight . . . there fight I. In freedom ' s cause ... I die. From Concord Bridge to Heartbreak Ridge, from the Arctic to the Mekong . . . the Queen of Battle! Always read . . . then, now and forever. I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ML! CONFIDENCE COURSE — i— GRENADES BIVOUAC The drill sergeant teaches the fundamentals of military lije. He instills in the trainee a sense of loyalty to his fellow soldiers and to his country. By personal example he inspires respect for his profession. The Army instructor imparts to the trainee the military knowledge and special skills that are essential to the men of may’s Army. COMPREHENSIVE PERFORMANCE TEST % m ii l r shake LAND NAVIGATION GRADUATIOr AMERICAN SPIRIT HONOR MEDAL The American Spirit Honor Medal is a medallion provided under the auspices of the Citizens Committee for the Army, Navy and Air Force Incorporated. In December 1940, a group of pa- triotic civilians established the “Citizens Committee” for the pur- pose of providing men serving in the Armed Forces articles not otherwise available to them. First used in World War II, in what was then known as the Second Corps area, the American Spirit Honor Medal was an award for outstanding service. Early in 1950, the four military services requested that the Citizens Com- mittee again furnish the medal as an award for the Outstanding Recruit upon completion of his basic training. Reinstated at Fort Ord early in 1967, the American Spirit Honor Medal is awarded weekly to the individual among all the graduating basic trainees at Fort Ord who displays in greatest measure those qualities of leadership best expressing the American spirit, honor, initiative, loyalty and high example to comrades in arms. 7 w m » MAJOR GENERAL M.C. ROSS Commanding General US Army T raining Center and Fort Ord Fort Ord. California Major General M C Ross was born m Moberly. Missouri. January 24. 1927 He began hts military career as an enlisted man on May 4. 1944 In July 1945 he entered the United States Military Academy and graduated 3 June 1949 when he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. His first duty assignment was 3S commander of Company K. 350th Infantry Regiment. U S Forces, Austria In November 1953 as a First Lieutenant, he was assigned to Company E Infantry School Detachment. Fort Benning. Georgia as executive officer and the next month as company commander. He was promoted to Captain in April of 1954 The following month he began the Infantry Officer Advanced Course following which tie attended Airborne Training School He remained at Fort Bennmg as a Test Othcer at the Infantry 8oard until 1957 From August 1957 until June 1958 he attended the Command and General Stall Col- lege at Fort Leavenworth. Kansas, following which he was assigned as 5 3 of the 7th Brigade. 7th Infantry Division in Korea In June 1959 he was promoted to Major and in October of that year moved to Wash- ington. DC., where he was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Staff, and later to the Plans and Policy Directorate of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Oper ations. He attended the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk. VA from January 1963 until July 1963 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel upon completion of the course. From July 1963 until July 1966. General Ross was assigned to the J-5 Directorate. Plansand Policy. U S Strike Command. MacDill Air Force Base. Fla. In the summer ol 1966 he attended the United States Army War College, and following graduation received an assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) and the Re public of Vietnam There he served as Battalion Commander of the 2d Battalion. 12th Cavalry, and as the Division G 3 He returned to the United States in July 1968. and was Commanding Officer. 3d Regi- ment, U S. Corps of Cadets, for two years He was transferred to Fort Carson. Colorado in July 1970 where he served as Commanding Officer of the 3d Brigade 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) On September 15. 1971. he became Commanding General of the 173d Airborne Bri- gade at Fort Campbell. Kentucky. In January 1972 he became Deputy Commanding General. Fort Campbell and on April 1. 1972. became Assistant Division Commander (Operations). 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) On February l 1973. he became Acting Director of Operations in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations and reverted to Deputy on 1 April On 20 June, he became Director of Human Resources Development in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel He was assigned Commanding General. U S Army Training Center and Fort Ord on January 8. 1975. BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD MURPHY MARKHAM, III Deputy Commanding General US Army Training Center and Fort Ord Edward Murphy Markham. Ill graduated from the United States Military Academy. West Point, New York in 1951 as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry He attended the Officers Basic Course and the Basic Airborne Course and Jumpmaster Airborne Course at The Infantry School. Fort Benning. Georgia. General Markham served in Korea in 1952 as platoon leader executive officer company commander, and operations officer with the 17th Infantry Regiment He subsequently served as Liaison Officer G3 Planning with the 7th Infantry Division In 1952 as First Lieutenant he was assigned to the 82d Airborne Division Fort Bragg. North Carolina After obtaining his masters degree in Civil Engineering. General Markham was assigned to the United States Military, Academy as an instructor and also later served as an Associate Professor Jot the Department of Mechanics. After completing the Advance Course and Ranger School in 1958 59 at Fort Benning. Georgia General Markham was assigned to Germany Promoted to maior he served as a company commander with the 52d Infantry and as Staff Officer in both Operations and Logistics. 3d Armored Division Upon completing the Command and General Staff College. Fort Leavenworth Kansas. General Markham was assigned as Operations Stall Officer Joint Chiefs of Staff. Washington. DC As a Lieutenant Colonel he graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College in 1966 ana then went to Vietnam as a Battalion Commander 1st Battalion. 7th Cavalry. 1st Cavalry Division In 1967 he was assigned as Plans Officer G3. Headquarters. I Field Force Vietnam. After attending the Army War College. Carlisle Barracks. Pennsylvania. General Markham was assigned as head of a force planning branch, US Army Element. Pacific Command. Hawaii General Markham was Commander of the 1st Brigade 4th Infantry Division Fort Carson Colorado, when selected for promotion to Brigadier General He was transferred to the United States Training Center. Fort Ord. California, on 29 July 1973 to become the Deputy Commanding General I I I I . I COMPANY A Commenced Training: 7 July 1975 LTC Henry Boyer, Jr, Battalion Commander SECOND BATTALIOf THIRD BRIGADI Completed Training: 21 August 197 CPT Kenneth E Miller Company Commander 1LT John Little Executive Officer 1SG Lloyd E. Rath First Sergeant PSG Herbert S. Henson Senior Drill Sergeant PSG Kenneth Van Conett Drill Sergeant SSG John L. Brown SSG Marvin Harris Drill Sergeant Drill Sergeant SSG Robert Isenhour SSG Larry Johnson SSG Ralph Kalma Drill Sergeant Outstanding Drill Sergeant Drill Sergeant SSG David Lewis Drill Sergeant SSG Herman Newson Drill Sergeant SSG James Snowden Drill Sergeant SGT Victor G. Pagett Training NCO SP4 Gr egory I. Walker Company Clerk . I I SP4 R C. Walker Clerk Armorer PFC Alfredo Valdez Armorer SP6 Marmus Bouwens SP4 Carlos Lujan Dining Facility Manager First Cook Wayne Adams Pete Aguilar Ruben Amigleo Douglas Anderson Pablo Antipolo Robert Austin Warren Avery Jonathan Badger Ernesto Ballesteros David Barclay Earnest Barham Benjamin Barnes Walter Barnette Danny Barzee Robert Bell Tony Block Dewey Blanton Lenton Boddie Blaine Bodie William Bostick Robert Brass Kenneth Broome Christopher Broyles Jerry Bruce Paul Brunson ; i i I • i i i Robert Buren Jerry Burkett John Burton George Cahill Willis Carlson Victor Caro Chris Carter Dennis Casper Richard Chandler Ronald Charles Won Choi Byron Clary Vinson Clary David Cleveland Anthony Codmha Alian Como Cary Cooper Larry Copeland Roger Covington Robert Culpepper Vance Daberkow Kevin Darling Douglas Davis Brad Day Gerard Demon ■■ Jeffrey Derry Richard Dickinson Gary Dipola Jorge Doctolero Terry Duncan Dick Dyer Peter Eck George Eizman Raymond Engblom Kenneth Erickson Michael Federico Roger Fisher Michael Folz Randy Foxen Robert Frasard Marshall Fuller Walter Fuller Jon Fuqua Bruce Furman John Gallardo Robert Garcia David Garner Ronald Garrett William Gefroh Jessie Gilliam I I I I I I I Eddie Gonzales Ray Gonzalez Stephen Greenber Daniel Green David Green Homer Gregg David Grimstead Steven Groves Robby Hall Daniel Hammond James Hankmson David Hardin Larry Hardy Robert Hass William Hatley Marc Hawley Jeffrey Hayes Michael Heiner Michael Hibbard Marlin Hillberry Chester Hill Donald Holden Ronald Hood Kenneth Hosley Frank Howard Jeff Hunter John Ihle Manuel Ito Floyd Jackson Jeffrey Jacobsen Rafael James Samuel Jamison Micheal Jappel Mark Joeckel Bruce Jones Russell Jordan James Kelly Lawrence Kennon Christopher Krema Ronald Kruml Efren Laorosa Russell LeBlanc Versalle Lewis Timothy Linder Gary Livitski Steve Lovell Timothy Lynch Jeffrey Lyons John Mashburn Senovio Mata Mark Mayhew Donald Meyer Jake Miles Bruce Miller Glenn Miller Larry Mobley John Montano Rodney Moore Joseph McDermott Gordon Nelson Joseph Nesuig Dennis North Lindsay O ' Neal John Ortega Michael Oyler Roy Paul Alan Pelto William Perry Dennis Phillips Ronald Pilo Vincent Pope Kenneth Pratt Kevin Presser Robert Pruett - Jerry Reese Joseph Reese Waher Richie Ricardo Robles Richard Rodewald Armando Rodriguez Mario Rodriguez Roberto Rodriguez John Root Richard Rother Jeffrey Rowley Jefferay Rugado Robert Rydalch Francisco Santa Cruz Paul Sarle Francisco Sauceda Michael Sawson David Scinta James Scott Gerald Sehlke Richard Selvik Kevin Shambarger John Shandley Marc Sisk Anthony Sjurset Daniel Smith Lionell Smith Mark Smith Michael Smith Michael E. Smith William Smith Curtis Snow John Sparks David Steele Jeffrey Stejskal Donald Strait Robert Stover Ross Stuth Jeffrey Swan Steve Tanner I Herman Thompson Lemuel Thompson Patrick Thompson William Thurman Kalvin Tillman Dennis Tolbert James T rochman Dickey Turner Kenneth Turner Alberto Turrubiartes James Vandenbos Hilario Vara Ernest Victoria Steven Walker Kenneth Waller Robert Wallis Daniel Ward Gary Ward Ronnie Warner Robert Waterson Harold Waybnght Michael Webster David White Marcus Whitfield David Williams Michael Williams Terry Williams Donald Worrell Mark Wyatt Leslie Bishop Mark Huerta Victor Streeter W 1 ' mj y T ' 1 ' SZ ■ I w. np w r ' s Mj, ' j 1 S ' - 4y 4 " 5 MR -- - ' i l ■m frciffrj f usravi graduation u. s. army training center, fort ord, California (cont ' d) body-building exercises designed to develop strength, endurance, agility, and coordination. These conditioning exercises are gradually intensified as he becomes adapted to his new environment. During this initial phase, the trainee ' s time is also devoted to drills and ceremonies, lessons in first aid, and military justice. Chaplains orientation explains the interrelation of spiritual and patriotic values. Hand-to-hand combat is introduced to teach the fundamentals of unarmed combat and to instill in each trainee confidence in his ability to protect him- self from an armed or unarmed enemy without the use of weapons. Inten- sive training is given in basic rifle marksmanship, and during the training period the recruit virtually lives with his rifle. At the end of this phase of his training he fires his weapon for qualification. During the latter part of his training he goes into the field for bivouac where he receives tactical training, familiarization with hand grenades, and participates in live firing training exercises under simulated combat conditions. Finally the trainee must take a graded test on all aspects of Basic Combat Training. When he passes this exacting test, his period of basic training is over. On the last day the new soldier parades for his graduation ceremony knowing he has mastered the fundamentals of soldiering. But Basic Combat Training is not the end of the learning process. Next comes Advanced Training. Depending upon the type of training they have chosen, or have been as- signed to, some will be sent to posts throughout the country that specialize in subjects such as Infantry, Armor and Artillery. Some will become skilled in one of the Combat Support fields, such as mechanics, cooking, admini- stration, and communications. Altogether the Army provides courses in some 625 subjects. After Advanced Training, he is ready to take his place alongside his fellow soldiers in a unit, confident and fit to shoulder his share of responsibility as a soldier.

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