I would Like to say HI! Thanks for the warm welcome!

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  1. M1A1Tanker

    M1A1Tanker Think Tanks Defence Professionals

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    My name is Dave Matteson and I am an American living in Alabama. I was raised on the east coast and move to Alabama, where I have many relative, in the early 90's. I retired from the US Army in 2004 after 24 years of reprimand free service. I was an Army scout, Infantryman, Tanker as well as several other MOS's that I was never trained in but worked under. I also spent 10 years in the US Air Force as a Security Police Officer.

    At the present time I am a computer teacher and recently resigned from NASA as a Protection Specialist.

    While in the US Army and Air Force I taught armor ID and engagement, Air Base Ground Defense, infantry and armor tactics. Plus other combat ready skills for myself and my men.

    I consider myself friendly and willing to work with others. I know when to apologize and I will defend myself to anyone. BUT I am not usually confrontational.

    My hobbies are wargaming, military history, story writing, webpage building, model building, and a trivia geek.

    I have a wife and 3 kids, my oldest is 29 and at a great southern college and will be receiving her PhD within the next year after she writes her book.

    I welcome all question about my military career but please understand that I do abide by the confidentiality agreement I sign with my government when I retired.

    You can call me Dave, David, Matt, Tanker...or buddy :D

    Thanks for the time!
    :tank:
     
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  3. indian_blues

    indian_blues Regular Member

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    welcome tanker have a great stay.
     
  4. Pintu

    Pintu New Member

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    Welcome to Defence Forum of India, Sir , it is an Honour to share the forum with you , please enjoy your stay and enlighten us with your insightful views.

    Regards
     
  5. NSG_Blackcats

    NSG_Blackcats Member of The Month OCTOBER 2009 Senior Member

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    Welcome to DFI, Sir. Nice to meet you. Waiting for some great posts from you. Please enjoy your stay.
    regards
     
  6. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    Welcome to DFI, Dave. Enjoy your stay on the forum.
     
  7. thakur_ritesh

    thakur_ritesh Administrator Administrator

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    a warm welcome Dave, David, Matt, Tanker .......... good to have you amongst us, hope you enjoy posting around. good wishes to you and to your family, and Merry Christmas!
     
  8. bengalraider

    bengalraider DFI Technocrat Stars and Ambassadors

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    Welcome to DFI Sir, an honor to have someone like you here!
     
  9. A.V.

    A.V. New Member

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    hello and wecome to DFI although you registered long ago good to see you active sir
    there are many retired and working militarymen on DFI i think you already know them also i invite you to take part in the DFI pro talks section where military men engage in serious debate
    hope to see you active on DFI
     
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    1.44 Member of The Month SEPTEMBER 2009 Senior Member

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    Welcome to DFI sir, have a nice stay
     
  11. Quickgun Murugan

    Quickgun Murugan Regular Member

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    Welcome to the forum sir :icon_salut:


    Looking forward to learn lots from your posts
     
  12. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    Hi Dave, welcome to DFI. Looking forward to a fruitful time.


    The 'Think Tank' title is so apt. :D
     
  13. RAM

    RAM The southern Man Senior Member

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    Welcome to DFI MrDave- please enjoy your stay

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  14. Rahul Singh

    Rahul Singh Senior Member Senior Member

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    Mr. Dave welcome to the DFI. Enjoy!
     
  15. Sridhar

    Sridhar House keeper Moderator

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    Welcome to DFI sir, looking forward to your posts . We have a special Pro Sub forum for professionals .
     
  16. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Welcome from one newby to another.
     
  17. nitesh

    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    welcome sir good to see you active.

    Merry Christmas in advance
     
  18. M1A1Tanker

    M1A1Tanker Think Tanks Defence Professionals

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome!

    :tank:
     
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    sob Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome to the Forum Dave.

    Wish you a Merry Christmas.
     
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    F-14 Global Defence Moderator Senior Member

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    welcome sir please make your self comfortable here
    welcome to the DFI
     
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    Welcome to DFI sir, glad to have you aboard.
     

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