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These are some personal notes that describe some of my memories and opinions of the organizations that I served with in an Army career that spanned nearly 30 years. If you find this site by accident through a search engine you are welcome to contact me and share your thoughts. Thanks. My e-mail address is BradenClan@
gmail.com.

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Army Stuff

I had the pleasure of serving nearly 30 years in the United States Army. This could not have have been done without the support of Bonnie and the family. Bonnie calculates that we moved nearly 25 times during the course of my career. Some moves were a short distance, as in the same community; some moves were overseas. Whether around the block or around the world, there is no such thing as an easy move.

During my service I met some great people. Many I still keep in contact with. I value these relationships and regret the ones that somehow dropped over the years. If our paths have crossed, send me a note; I'd love to hear from you.

Bonnie would ask, "What are you doing with this Web page?" The answer is that I'm not sure, but the fact is that Army life was such a part of me for most of my life, and it just seems like I ought to do something. So here is a collection of "stuff" of dubious value. Read at your own risk.

~ Jay


ROTC

Reserve Officer Training Corps
Purdue University
1962-1966

EOBC

Engineer Officer Basic Course
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
1967

339 Engr Bn (Const)

Platoon Leader
Fort Lewis, Washington
1967-1969

169 Engr Bn (Const)

Platoon Leader
Vietnam
1968-1969

Purdue

Student
Purdue University
1969-1971

USA Engr School

Instructor
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
1971-1973

370 Engr Co (CS)

Company Commander
Kaiserslautern, Germany
1973-1975

DCSENGR, HQ USAREUR

Engineer Staff Officer
Heidelberg, Germany
1975-1976

317 Engr Bn (Combat)

S-3 Operations Officer
Eschborn, Germany
1976-1978

CGSC

Student
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
1978-1979

TRADOC

Office of the Inspector General
Fort Monroe, Virginia
1979-1981

20 Engr Bn (Combat)

Battalion Commander
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
1981-1984

US Army War College

Student
Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
1984-1985

7 Engr Bde

Deputy Brigade Commander
Ludwigsburg, Germany
1985-1986

130 Engr Bde

Brigade Commander
Hanau, Germany
1986-1988

USSOCCENT

Deputy for Exercises
MacDill AFB, Tampa
1988-1989

USCENTCOM

Engineer
MacDill AFB, Tampa
1989-1992

USATSC

Commander
Fort Eustis, Virginia
1992-1996

The CSM Creed

A humorous look
at a very important position

Army Stories

A few Army stories
based on nearly 30 years of service

Notes to Steve

33 suggestions for new lieutenants

Of Tillman and the Flag

"Letter to the Editor"
of the Tampa Tribune

PeaceKeeping 101

Jay's Rules:
Peacekeeping Our Way

Humor - Sources Unknown

What makes these funny
is the truth in them

Can You Hear the Pin Drop?

America and the World
Not sure if these are true, but hope so

Army Voice Mail

What You Should Hear
When You Call for the Army

It's the Soldier

Some thoughts on the price paid
and the freedoms earned by soldiers

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