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CSM (Ret.) Kermit D. Short (2003)

CSM (Ret.) Kermit D. Short entered the United States Army on April 21, 1965 in Chicago, Ill. He received his basic training at Fort Knox and completed AIT at Fort Gordon.

His military assignments include tours of duty in the 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Bragg; 32nd Signal Battalion, Frankfurt, Germany; the 78th Signal Battalion, Fort Lewis; the 972nd Signal Battalion, 9th Infantry Group, Republic of Vietnam, 82nd Signal Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg;  8th Signal Battalion, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; 50th Signal Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg and 1st Battalion, 1st Air Dense Artillery, Wildflecken, Germany. He served as the command sergeant major for the 82nd Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg; 122nd Signal Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; 82nd Airborne Division Support Command, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg and the 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Bragg.  Command Sergeant Major Short’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with one oak-leaf cluster, Mertitorious Service Medal with five oak-leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one oak-leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (10th award), Vietnam Service medal with six campaign stars and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Humanitarian Service Award, Armed Forces expeditionary medal Southwest Asia service medal, and Kuwait Lliberation Medal for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

His special skills include the Master Parachutist Badge, German Parachutist Badge and Honduran Parachutist Badge.  He  currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs for the state of Illinois, continuing his commitment to soldiers and their families.

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