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 Basic Parachutist Badge

 

 Air Assault Badge

 

 Senior Army Aviator Wings


Modified 201 File Format
(This document has not been reviewed by subject and may be incomplete.)

 


  Personal Data:
Name:
Reynolds, Deacon
Nickname: Deke
DoB: 1961
PoB:
Height:
6'8"
Weight: 225
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Yes
Marital Status: Single
Dependents: Unknown
Rank: Warrant Officer 3 (WO3) Clearance: Secret
Citizenship: United States

 

Education:
Louisiana Tech University (3 years)

Military:

Schools:
Basic Training. 8 weeks. Fort. Leonard Wood, MO.
Advanced Infantry Training: Unit Supply Specialist. 9 weeks. Fort. Lee, VA.
Basic Airborne Course. 3 weeks. Fort. Benning, GA.
Primary Leadership Development Course. 5 weeks. Fort Lee, VA.
Warrant Officer Candidate School. 6 weeks. Fort. Rucker, AL.
Aviation Warrant Officer Basic Course. 12 weeks. Fort. Rucker, AL.
Initial Entry Rotary-Wing Course. 37 weeks. Fort. Rucker, AL.
Advanced Qualification Course CH-47C. 4 weeks. Fort. Rucker, AL.
SERE C (High Risk). 3 weeks. Fort. Bragg, NC.
Air Assault School. 2 weeks. Fort. Campbell, KY.
Aviation Warrant Officer Advanced Course. 18 weeks. Fort. Rucker, AL.

History:
Jul '83 - Aug '85 HHC, 1st Bn., 22nd Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort. Drum, NY.
Sep '86 - Sep '89 C Co, 2nd Bn., 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort.    Campbell, KY.
Sep '89 - Aug '92 A Co, 1st Bn., 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort.    Campbell, KY.

Qualifications:
 UH-1H  207 hours
 CH-47C Chinook  1329 hours (430 NVG)
 TOTAL  1536 hours (430 NVG)


Branches/MOS:
Unit Supply Specialist.
Aviation Warrant Officer.

Medals and Ribbons:
Purple Heart.
Army Service Ribbon.
NCO Professional Development Ribbon.
Meritorious Service Medal.
National Defense Medal.
Army Commendation Medal.
Army Achievement Medal (2nd award).

Awards and Badges:
Basic Parachute Badge.
Army Aviator Wings.
Air Assault Badge.
"Top Crew 1988" 101st Aviation Regiment.
"Top Crew 1989" 101st Aviation Regiment.

 


Civilian:

History:
Aug '79 - May '83 Student, Louisiana Tech University.
Dec '93 - Sep '94 Contract Pilot, Southern Air Transport.
Oct '94 - Sep '98 Contract Operative, Classified Special Operations Unit.

Qualifications:
Private Pilot's license. Fixed-wing, Single Engine.

Awards and Medals:
MVP 1981-82 Season, Louisiana Tech University.

Biography:
Subject grew up in a single parent household. His father was never around much when he was a child and left altogether when subject was nine years old. Subject spent time in a number of foster homes from age 13 until he entered college. The only stability he had was his High School basketball coach who gave him some direction and discipline. Subject received an athletic scholarship to Louisiana Tech University and he attended there three years. During that time he became involved in illegal gambling and in a point shaving scheme. Subject approached state law enforcement agents and became an informant against an organized crime syndicate involved in College Basketball betting. His assistant coach at the University discovered that he was playing both ends against the middle and had in fact taken a much bigger bribe from the crime syndicate than he had told law enforcement. This coach threatened to turn him in if he didn't go into the military. Subject chose to enlist in the military rather than face exposure and jail time.

Subject graduated from basic training, AIT and Airborne school and was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York. Not long after his assignment to the battalion supply office, subject became aware of illegal operation involving stolen military firearms and explosives. Subject immediately informed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and was recruited by them to conduct an undercover operation. Subject spent the next nine months infiltrating this illegal arms ring until the eventual arrest and prosecution of all members of this operation. Subject received an Army Commendation medal, a letter of commendation from the 10th Mountain Division's Commanding Officer and a choice of his next duty assignment. Subject picked US Army Flight School.

After attending WOCS and AWOBC, subject attended US Army Flight School in Fort Rucker, Alabama. Subject's flight training did not go well. Subject scored in the 90th percentile in all academic tests but had great difficulty in the hands-on operation of helicopter flight. Subject came near to washing out numerous times. He was given one last chance with a selected Instructor Pilot to pass a night navigation operation when his Instructor suffered a massive heart attack in the cockpit. Subject was over 60 miles away from the nearest hospital but immediately made a direct flight to the base hospital while calling ahead for help. The Instructor Pilot survived due to subjects quick reaction and expert flying for which he received the Soldier's Medal from the Army Flight School Commandant. Subjects' difficulties with flying disappeared after this incident and he graduated with his classmates in September of 1986.

Upon graduation, subject was assigned to the 101st Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Subject also served in Operation Just Cause, in Panama and in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. During his deployment to Saudi Arabia, after the ground war had started, subject's helicopter was seriously damaged by Iraqi ground fire while carrying a load of artillery shells to a forward deployed artillery unit. Subject's helicopter was on fire and he quickly landed it and evacuated his crew just as the ammunition began to explode. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all members of the 5 man crew were injured, some seriously. Subject quickly organized his crew, performed first aid and began walking towards the nearest friendly units. One crew member, a flight engineer, was seriously wounded in the legs and could not walk. Subject carried this individual most of the way. Since Iraqi presence was still strong in this area they didn't use their PRC-90 survival radios for fear the Iraqis would intercept their communications and capture them before they could be rescued. Avoiding Iraqi patrols for two days, he accidentally walked up to a dug in, camouflaged, Iraqi Armor company he thought was Coalition. Just as Iraqi soldiers came out to capture them, the Iraqi position came under fire from coalition tanks. In an intense 10 minute engagement, subject and his crew saw 11 Iraqi T-72 tanks destroyed by British Challenger tanks just over a kilometer away. After 10 minutes the remaining Iraqi's signaled surrender with white flags and proceeded to turn themselves over to subject's haggard flight crew and their three 9mm M9 pistols. Subject's badly dehydrated, injured, crew took the surrender of 61 Iraqi Republican guard tankers until relieved by a Battalion of the British 1st Armored Division a few minutes later. For this action, Subjects Commanding Officer recommended him for the Distinguished Flying Cross.

After his unit returned from Desert Storm, subject found his DFC downgraded to a Meritorious Service Medal by a new commanding officer. Subject also found himself up on charges of insubordination and facing a court marshal. Subject resigned his commission to avoid a court marshal and to retain an honorable discharge.

Subject found employment as a pilot for a civilian air transportation company which did some classified contract work for the US Government. Subject soon came to the attention of other government agencies because of his abilities to get things down, acquire any peculiar piece of equipment and obtain hard to find information. Subject reunited with his former CO in the 101st Aviation Regiment who now worked in intelligence on the west coast. Subject also began employment with a classified special operating group and ran missions as an independent operator.

Psychological Profile:

Subject has had a very unstable life as he grew up with few good role models. His first strong role model was his high school basketball coach who taught him discipline and team work. His second strong male role model was the Assistant Coach at Louisiana Tech. Subject was disgusted with his head coach's lack of integrity and was thus easily influenced into a point shaving scheme. He covered his back by informing local law enforcement but still sought to take the crime syndicate's money by under reporting the bribe he had taken. In any event, subject did not shave points on the critical game and in fact scored the highest number of blocked shots in his career. His assistant coach realized he had made over 10,000 dollars in the unreported bribe. This coach felt that subject was heading for a self-destructive end and threatened to report him if he didn't go into the military. Subject's high school coach was an Army Vietnam Veteran and his assistant coach was a former Navy Chief. He respected both of these men and knew that the military had much to do with the type of men they were. He had often talked with the Assistant Coach about going into the service after college but was actually non committal. This coach realized he had a leaning towards the military and saw it as the best opportunity for him and threatened exposure if he didn't enlist. This coach felt that it was the only way to save this young athlete who had lost interest in, what had become to him, a corrupt sport.

Subject didn't know which way to go within the military and let his recruiter put him in the Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) of Unit Supply Specialist. He only asked for a slot in Airborne school because jumping out of airplanes looked different and interesting. He thoroughly enjoyed Airborne school but ended up going to the non airborne 10th Mountain Division. Subject has always had an unique ability to find out what was going on underneath normal appearances and soon discovered that members in his supply unit were involved in illegal arms deals and stolen munitions. For the first time in his life, right and wrong were immediately apparent to him. He knew that these missing arms could cost innocent people their lives and immediately approached CID. CID debriefed him and then asked if he would consider going undercover for them in pursuit of this illegal arms ring. Subject agreed and this eventually led to a successful operation that resulted in 13 arrests and the recovery of over a million dollars worth of military hardware and ordinance.

Subject was given the choice of his next duty assignment and picked helicopter flight school. His flight school experience was not a happy one for him because he began to feel he was the most backward, unnatural, fumble fingered rotary-wing flight candidate in the history of the Army. A critical heart attack suffered by his Instructor Pilot on a night exercise forced him to fly a difficult, low level route to the hospital to save his life. That incident proved to be a turning point in his flight school and his flying immediately smoothed out. Those who have flown with him since have always commented on his 'natural' flying ability and are quite surprised to learn that he nearly bounced out of flight school.

Subject's 3rd company commander was the one he deployed to Saudi Arabia with and one who protected him from all the other officers' wrath. Subject was an excellent pilot and well liked by his crews. He made lead pilot in just over a year. Invariably, his aircraft and crew won most Regimental competitions and took the "Top Crew" award on two consecutive years. Subject deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield/Storm and was put in for the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions there. His commanding officer was RIFd (Reduction In Force) out of the Army after Desert Storm and the new commanding officer (the former XO) downgraded his award. Subject was extremely angry with the military with letting go, what he considered, an extremely able commander and replacing him with a martinet who was also a lousy flyer. Subject pushed the envelope and eventually got himself into enough trouble that he found himself facing a court marshal for insubordination. This time, he had no commanding officer to get him out of trouble and he found his military career at an end.

Subject stayed in contact with his former CO who was now in intelligence and when he learned of his friends death, vigorously pursued his killers. This former CO also recommended him for the flight job with Southern Air Transport and later with other undercover intelligence operations.

Subject has always been outrageous and unpredictable in his personal behavior. He probably uses this to test an individual's ability, loyalty, patience and endurance. Those that can see past this behavior and accept him for who he is are invariably treated to a loyal friend the likes of which they rarely see. Subject probably also uses this behavior to keep a comfortable distance between acquaintances and prospective friends. Subject's work on SOF remains to be seen. He is an excellent independent operator but has rarely operated as part of a larger team. His team work with his aircrews seem to imply that he would easily adapt to a Special Ops team. Whether they can adapt to him is another story.


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