Flaherty, Ed, Sgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
20650-Photo Interpretation Specialist
Current/Last AFSC Group
Intelligence
Primary Unit
1966-1968, 20650, 2nd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
20630-Imagery Interpreter Specialist
20650-Imagery Interpreter Specialist
Service Years
1966 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Sergeant


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 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Tactical Air Command Pacific Air Forces


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary




 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Feb 2017 - Retired
Fidelity Investments, Sr Software Engineer/Developer for 12 years.
Bath Iron Works as a Computer Programmer (2015).
Fidelity (Veritude) contracting assignments 2015-2017.

 
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3706/15
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
School AssignmentsUS Air ForceSecond Air Force (2nd Air Force)Strategic Air Command (SAC)
432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1966-1966, 20630, Air Force Intelligence School (Staff)
  1966-1968, 20650, 2nd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron
  1966-1968, 20650, Second Air Force (2nd Air Force)
  1966-1968, 20650, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1968-1969, 20650, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Rolling Thunder V
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Reflections on Sgt Flaherty's US Air Force Service
 
 Reflections On My Service
 
PLEASE DESCRIBE WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE AIR FORCE.
I joined with a buddy, he wanted to go to the Air Force Language School so we joined the USAF.
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?
I liked the work I was doing, but I didn't like the "military cast" system. Enlisted personnel were treated as if they had no feeling and no rights. It was especially difficult on families, as wives seemed to think that a husbands rank gave them social status.
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?
Southeast Asia - being sent overseas for a year was an isolating and lonely experience.

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