Member of the Regiment biography for
(Ret.) Timothy M. McCarthy (1997)
CSM Timothy M. McCarthy retired in October 1995
after 32 years service. His career began when he was drafted in 1963 and was trained
as a 31M radio-relay carrier attendant. His last assignment was with
Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J. Other assignments included S-3
sergeant major for 7th Signal Brigade in Mannheim, Germany; command sergeant major for 72d
Signal Battalion in Karlsruhe, Germany; and command sergeant major for 7th Signal Brigade
in Mannheim and Karlsruhe.
He also served in Vietnam in 121st Signal Battalion; two
tours in Korea in 226th Signal Company and 307th Signal Battalion; four tours in Germany
with 34th Signal Battalion, 143d Signal Battalion and 102d Signal Battalion. Stateside
tours included 4th Battalion School Brigade at the Signal Center; 501st Signal Battalion,
Fort Campbell, Ky.; and 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, where he
served as the divisions Chief Signal NCO.
CSM McCarthys awards and decorations include the
Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak-leaf clusters and the Signal
Corps Regimental Associations Silver Order of Mercury and Bronze Order of Mercury
awards. CSM McCarthy is also a member of "Whos Who in the East,"
"Whos Who in America" and "Whos Who in the World," as well
as "Whos Who Among American High School Teachers." The Signal Regiment
inducted CSM McCarthy as a Distinguished Member in 1997, along with his appointment as
Honorary Sergeant Major of the Regiment.
In September 1995 CSM McCarthy became a Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps instructor at Allendale-Fairfax High School in South Carolina,
where he also coaches the rifle team.
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McCarthy as Junior Reserve Officer
Training Corps instructor, 1995.