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MW4 (Ret.) Joseph L. Durbin Jr. (1995)

MW4 (Ret.) Joseph Durbin holds the distinction of being an Honorary Warrant Officer of the Regiment as well as a Distinguished Member, and one of the few who held the rank of master warrant officer during its short-lived time. Chief Durbin began his military career in an Army Reserve unit, later transferring to the National Guard. He joined the active Army in 1961. Chief Durbin’s active service ranged from flying helicopters in Vietnam, installing communications equipment in Indonesia and assisting the government of the Philippines in installing, operating and maintaining its defense communications system.

Chief Durbin also held several key academic posts. He was chief instructor in the communications department at the Army’s armor school at Fort Knox, Ky. He commanded two technical training facilities in Germany and at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. He also served as an assistant professor of military science at Western Kentucky University.

Chief Durbin also served as a platoon, detachment and company commander; as a staff officer at special, battalion, brigade, corps and MACOM levels; and on the American Embassy staff.

Chief Durbin’s career honors included more than 45 military awards and decorations, the Signal Corps Regimental Association’s Silver Order of Mercury and distinguished member of the faculty at the armor school. He was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Signal Regiment in 1995, along with his appointment as Honorary Warrant Officer of the Regiment.

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MW4 (Ret.) Joseph Durbin
Durbin as former Honorary Warrant Officer of the Regiment.

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