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Intel Update
« on: June 15, 2020, 06:35:14 PM »
Sorry I haven’t been posted on the Forum much lately - things here have been busy to say the least - here’s the latest...

I officially retired from the United States Army on 29 February 2020 with just over 31 years of active service.  While this transition was going on, I was offered and accepted a job as the Director of Education and Volunteer Services for the National Infantry Museum Foundation here at Fort Benning. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that runs the National Infantry Museum on behalf of the Army.  Not only do I work in one of the most amazing museums in the Army, but I get to teach the History of the Infantry to the Infantry Trainees that come here to Benning to become the next generation of Infantryman. 

Talk about being in the right place at the right time.....

It’s a great job that keeps me at 100+mph but I love it.  My wife & I are still living “on-post” but now pay rent for our quarters; until we sell our other home in NC, I’m not paying two mortgages LOL

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Museum remains closed to the general public, but is conducting history training for the Infantry OSUT trainees in a “closed” environment;  If any of you are ever in the Fort Benning/Columbus area, please let me know!

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Chris
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82d ABN DIV (any era) // 505th PIR // 551st PIB
50th Infantry Regiment // 36th Infantry Regiment

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Re: Intel Update
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 07:01:16 AM »
Congratulations, Chris. Sounds like you have your dream job for the next 30 years.
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Re: Intel Update
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 07:36:13 AM »
I knew you would be the right person for the job Brother...

Welcome to the Club...

If you need to pick my brain... Feel free to contact me... either on the CMH Portal or here...

Congrats Brother..

Smitty

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Re: Intel Update
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2020, 09:41:08 PM »
   I am a bit late to the party as usual but huge congratulations on the retirement Chris! I will follow that up with welcome to the museum world, you are truly at a fine institution, though I am a bit old school and still prefer the old facility on base... Best wishes to you and the family on the beginning of the rest of your life!    Scott
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Re: Intel Update
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 09:02:30 AM »
Make sure they save an exhibit case for you in the corner of the museum you old fart....cause after this career there is nothing else to do but to put you on exhibit....

Hope to see you soon Brother..

Smitty
« Last Edit: July 14, 2020, 09:03:36 AM by Rakkasan187 »
"Pain is only weakness leaving the body"

"What you do in Life, echos in Eternity"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr (Smitty)
USA (ret) 1984-2005

EPFD 1997-2008

ASMIC Member
 
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team Association Member (RAKKASANS)

VFW Member

 

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