Martin County Veterans Memorial www.mcvm.org
YEARS OF SERVICE: 1985-2005
THEOBALD, FREDERICK E.
BIOGRAPHY: After graduating from Fairmont High School in 1985, Frederick joined the U.S. Army. He did his basic training at Ft Sill, Oklahoma and AIT at Ft Polk, Louisiana where trained to be a Forward Observer (MOS 13F). From August 1989 to January 1993 Fredrick was at Ft Hood Texas where he supervised radar repair personnel of the Electronic Maintenance Platoon. Supervised, test and performed intermediate direct support maintenance of Q-36 and Q-37 Firefinder Radar/Target Acquisition/Ground Surveillance Radar and associated equipment. it was during this time he deployed in support of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Back at Ft Hood, Texas fro m1993 to 1994 he supervised, monitored, and directed electronic maintenance for the 1st Cavalry Division. Oversaw and performed direct and general support maintenance on a myriad of electronics equipment, systems, and associated devices, including communications security and controlled cryptographic devices. Exercised supervision over twenty-eight personnel. From December 1994-August 1996 Frederick was an Instructor/writer at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, where he lectured and provided laboratory instruction in numerous subject areas required to provide direct support maintenance on Field Artillery Firefinder Radar equipment. Here he instructed foreign military students from Egypt, Greece and Israel in the maintenance of Foreign military radar systems. he also maximized a printing budget for three military Occupation Specialty Schools. From August 1996-July 2001 Frederick was at Camp Stanley, Korea; Ft. hood, Texas and Bosnia as a Field Artillery Targeting Technician. At this time he supervised, trained and advised troops with the 2nd Infantry Division and the 1st Cav Division. From June 2004-March 2006 he was hand picked to be the lead expert of a multi-national and joint sensor evaluation team supporting the marine Corp, U.S. Army , and Rapid Equipping Force. After the service Fred serves as an information Technology Specialist (GS-13) for the Government Civil Services at Ft Sill, Oklahoma. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award); Army Commendation Medal (7 Awards); NATO Medal; Army Achievement Medal (5th Award); Meritorious Unit Commendation; Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award); National Defense Service medal (2nd Award); Korean Defense Service Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal 3rd award); Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award); Global War On Terrorism Service Medal; Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Fred left the service as a Chief Warrant Officer 3.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: Army