Michael Gilmore
Jr Vice Commander - Army

Michael R Gilmore JR
Retired Staff Sergeant, US Army
  • Joined the US Army in 1989 as a Combat Engineer
  • deployed to Panama twice and Honduras once in support of humanitarian service
    missions with the 579th Engineer Battalion in which we constructed schools
    and clinics within the local villages.
  • While stationed in Iraq I served as a Platoon Sargent/Squad leader. We
    provided security for military convoy operations leading civilian supply trucks
    to vital military bases in Iraq often through hostile areas of operation
    (Baghdad and Fallujah just to name a few. Most of our missions were
    combat patrols in and around Balad Air Base "aka" LSA Camp Anaconda,
    located 40miles North of Baghdad along the Tigris River. On November 4th I
    was wounded by an IED (Improvised Explosive Devise) while on routine
    patrol. Awards earned during deployment include a Purple Heart, Army
    Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense
    Medal, and Iraqi Campaign Medal.