User:Nichols, Don
Rank:Lieutenant Colonel
Position:Retired w/ Honors 2011-10-26
Location:Cleburne, Tx.

Was born in Houston Texas in 1970 , moved allot growing up . Oldest of 6 kids ( Mom wanted 15, lord help me ) Quit school in 11th grade and joined army National guard in 1988 . Perm party was B2/112th 49th Arm. Lone Star .MOS was 19E and was to transition into 19K . G2 Discharge due to me not growing up mentally. Currently , Divorced , father of 2 girls ( 16 and 20mths ) and take care of my terminally ill parents ( one is paraplegic due to cancer, other has congestive heart failure ) . I play games to escape my reality and have become hopelessly addicted to them .   Currently residing in Cleburne, Texas

Service Record

Record Date Details
2011-10-26Retired with Honors from the 7th Cavalry Regiment
2011-10-03Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (O-5).
2011-10-02Transferred and Assigned Battalion Executive Officer 1-7
2011-05-17Promoted to Major (O-4)
2011-04-09Completed 11th Combat Mission (Operation TnT)  
2011-01-16Completed 10th Combat Mission (Operation Acid Gambit)
2011-01-14Completed 9th Combat Mission (Operation Full Contact)
2010-12-30Re-en-stated, Voluntary Reduction in Rank to Captain (O-3), Transferred and Assigned Commander B/1-7
2010-10-22Granted Retirement and Eligible for Re-enlistment only with Command Staff Approval.
2010-10-15Returned from ELOA, Transferred and Assigned Company Commander B/1-7
2010-08-04Placed on ELOA
2010-07-11Promoted to Colonel (O-6)
2010-04-20[url=]Negative Counseling Statement[/url][/b] - Failure to follow orders of the Commanding General.
2010-04-02Completed 8th Combat Mission (Operation Havoc Rain)
2010-03-25Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) , Assigned Commander 1-7
2010-02-26Completed 7th Combat Mission (Operation Just Tango Reforger)
2010-01-19Assigned Additional Duty NightStalkers Classified Alpha Section
2010-01-16Assigned Battalion Executive Officer 1-7
2009-12-24Promoted to Major (O-4)
2009-12-05Completed 6th Combat Mission (Operation Anvil)
2009-11-20Completed 5th Combat Mission (Operation Serpent Head)
2009-10-30Completed 4th Combat Mission (Operation Steel Nest)
2009-10-25Promoted to Captain (O-3)
2009-10-10Completed 3rd Combat Mission (Operation Just Visiting)
2009-09-12Completed 2nd Combat Mission (Operation Lights Out)
2009-08-23Promoted to First Lieutenant (O-2)
2009-08-21Completed 1st Combat Mission (Operation Leatherneck)
2009-08-17Graduated Basic Armor School Class 08-09
2009-08-15Returned from ELOA, Assigned Company Commander C/1-7
2009-08-10Placed on ELOA
2009-05-27Battlefield Commissioned to Second Lieutenant (O-1) , assigned Platoon Leader
2009-04-19Promoted to Sergeant (E-5) , assigned Platoon Sergeant 1/D/2-7
2009-03-18Completed the Recruiter Certification Course , assigned to the Recruiting Dept.
2009-03-07[Promoted to Specialist
2009-03-04Graduated NCOA 10*2-09
2009-02-06Promoted to Private First Class
2009-02-06Assigned to the S3 Section
2009-01-24Transferred to A/1/A/2-7
2009-01-16Completed Combat Action (Devil Dogs)
2009-01-09Graduated Boot Camp promoted to Private assigned trooper B/1/A/2-7
2009-01-09Enlisted 7th Cavalry Regiment, Assigned Bootcamp GT-001/01/2009

Awards Earned

Award Date Award Name Award Details
2009-01-09Expert Marksman AwardAwarded for the completion of one or more of the weapons qualification courses with excellent scores
2009-01-09Rifle DeviceCitation
2009-01-09Marksman AwardAwarded for completion of one or more of the weapons qualification courses with average scores.
2009-01-09Grenade DeviceCitation
2010-03-10Army Distinguished Service MedalCitation
2010-01-19Soldiers MedalCitation
2009-10-10Meritorious Service MedalCitation
2009-08-23Meritorious Service MedalCitation
2009-05-15Joint Service Commendation MedalCitation
2009-09-28Army Commendation MedalCitation
2009-06-20Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device
2009-05-30Army Commendation Medal
2009-01-16Army Commendation MedalCitation
2010-04-20Army Achievement MedalCitation
2009-02-06Army Good Conduct MedalCitation
2011-05-26American Defense MedalCitation
2010-01-14American Defense MedalCitation
2009-01-09WWII Victory MedalCitation
2010-02-03Armed Forces Service MedalCitation
2009-08-06Armed Forces Service MedalCitation
2009-03-28Outstanding Volunteer Service MedalCitation
2009-04-19NCO Professional Development RibbonCitation
2009-01-09Army Service RibbonCitation
2011-04-22United Nations Service MedalCitation
2010-06-14D Day Participation Ribbon Citation
2009-07-11Donation RibbonCitation
2011-01-18Recruiting RibbonCitation
2010-06-21Recruiting RibbonCitation
2009-08-22Recruiting RibbonCitation
2009-08-02Recruiting RibbonCitation
2009-07-18Recruiting RibbonCitation
2009-07-04Recruiting RibbonCitation
2009-05-16Recruiting RibbonCitation
2009-04-26Recruiting RibbonCitation
2009-03-28Recruiting RibbonCitation
2010-09-18Army & Air Force Presidential Unit CitationCitation
2010-08-10Army & Air Force Presidential Unit CitationCitation
2009-04-18Army & Air Force Presidential Unit CitationCitation
2004-09-01Army & Air Force Presidential Unit CitationCitation
2003-03-18Army & Air Force Presidential Unit CitationCitation
2009-10-10Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
2009-03-15Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
2010-07-15Army Superior Unit AwardCitation
2009-08-02Army Superior Unit AwardCitation
2011-06-15Good Conduct Silver AttachmentCitation
2011-02-15Good Conduct Bronze AttachmentCitation
2010-06-08Good Conduct Bronze AttachmentCitation
2010-02-08Good Conduct Bronze AttachmentCitation
2009-10-13Good Conduct Bronze AttachmentCitation
2009-06-08Good Conduct Bronze AttachmentCitation
2011-01-16Combat Infantry Badge 4Citation
2010-06-02Combat Infantry Badge 3Citation
2009-11-20Combat Infantry Badge 2Citation
2009-01-16Combat Infantry Badge
2009-01-16Expert Infantry BadgeCitation
2010-01-22Army Aviator BadgeCitation
2009-11-20Jump WingsCitation
2009-11-20Halo Jump WingsCitation