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M1A1Tanker

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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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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
 

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

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

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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!
 

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Welcome to DFI Sir, an honor to have someone like you here!
 

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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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Welcome to DFI sir, have a nice stay
 

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


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

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Welcome to DFI MrDave- please enjoy your stay

 

Sridhar

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

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welcome sir good to see you active.

Merry Christmas in advance
 

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Welcome to the Forum Dave.

Wish you a Merry Christmas.
 

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welcome sir please make your self comfortable here
welcome to the DFI
 

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