Gillespie, Randall, Sr., SMSgt

Communications Systems
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
36194-Outside Wire Installation and Maintenance Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Communications Systems
Primary Unit
1982-1984, 36194, 1925th Communications Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
99000-Basic Airman
36234-Apprentice Telephone Equipment Installer-Repairman
36254-Telephone Equipment Installer-Repairman
36274-Telephone Equipment Installation and Repair Technician
Service Years
1956 - 1984
Senior Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal USAFE Master Technician

 Military Association Memberships
The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Military Order of the Purple HeartPost 10763, Roadrunner Post
American LegionAmerican Military SocietyVietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
  1992, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
  2000, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2001, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2002, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 10763, Roadrunner Post (Albuquerque, New Mexico) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2005, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, American Military Society
  2009, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After serving two years in the South Carolina National Guard , Twenty eight years active duty Air Force, seventeen years Civil Service and eighteen months as a Government Contractor, I can truly say that I have retired. Wish I had never hung it up but things in my life changed and not really for the better. However, I loved every minute of it.
Other Comments:
Anyone who knows me and comes across my name at this site, Please feel free to call or email me. I look forward to hearing from you all. Gil
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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Maintenance (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1956, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3710
 Unit Assignments
3710th  Basic Military Training Squadron3550th Student SquadronAir Base Units10th Communications Squadron
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)1001st Air Base Wing1964th Communications Group1999th Communications Squadron
1972nd Communications Squadron2862nd Ground Electronics Engineering Installation Agency Squadron2nd Mobile Communications Group1st Combat Communications Squadron
1960th Information Systems Squadron1925th Communications Squadron
  1956-1956, 99000, 3710th Basic Military Training Squadron
  1956-1956, 3550th Student Squadron
  1956-1957, 36234, Air Base Units
  1957-1957, 36254, 10th Communications Squadron
  1957-1960, 36254, Heaquarters Inspector General (HQ USAFE IG)
  1960-1964, 36254, 1001st Air Base Wing
  1964-1964, 36254, 1964th Communications Group
  1965-1965, 36254, 1964th Communications Group
  1965-1966, 36254, 1999th Communications Squadron
  1966-1967, 36254, 1972nd Communications Squadron
  1967-1973, 2862nd Ground Electronics Engineering Installation Agency Squadron
  1973-1973, 36274, 2nd Mobile Communications Group
  1973-1977, 36274, 1st Combat Communications Squadron
  1977-1982, 36274, 1960th Information Systems Squadron
  1982-1984, 36194, 1925th Communications Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Air Force.
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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
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 Air Force?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of New Mexico
  1978-1979, University of Albuquerque
  1979-1979, University of New Mexico
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  B-29 Superfortress  C-121 Constellation  F-84 Thunderjet  
F-86 Sabre  C-123 Provider  C-124 Globemaster II  C-130 Hercules  
C-5 Galaxy  
  1956-1956, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1956-1956, B-29 Superfortress
  1957-1957, C-121 Constellation
  1957-1958, F-84 Thunderjet
  1957-2003, F-86 Sabre
  1964-1965, C-123 Provider
  1970-1970, C-124 Globemaster II
  1973-1977, C-130 Hercules
  1975-1975, C-5 Galaxy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 13, 2012, Forum Photos32
  Mar 19, 2013, General Photos
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