2021 Veterans Day Special Section: Glenn McGuire
For this year's Veterans Day special insert, we asked that you tell us your story of service, or the story of your loved one who served.
This year, we are proud to share 17 of those stories, with both images and words telling us all about some of the fine Whatcom County residents past and present who served our country.
This is one of those stories. Meet Glenn McGuire.
Branch: US Air Force 1948-1952, 1953-1967; US Army 1967-1970, 1971-1986 (civil service)
Medals/Commendations: Bronze Star with Oak Leaf, Army Commendation, Air Force Commendation with Oak Leaf, Army Good Conduct with four loops, Air Force Good Conduct, National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.
While in the Air Force, Glenn E. McGuire was stationed in Alaska from December 1948-June 1949; in Roswell, New Mexico from October 1949-September 1952; at McGuire Air Force Base, south of Trenton, New Jersey, from January 1958-July 1964; then finally at Randolph Air Force Base in Universal City, Texas from July 1964-August 1967. As a chief warrant officer for the Army, McGuire was stationed in Washington, DC from August 1967-April 1969; then in Vietnam from April 1969-April 1970.
From April 1971-January 1986, McGuire served in the Army as civil service. From April 1971-August 1977, McGuire served as computer systems commander at Fort Belvoir, Virginia; then from Aug. 1977-Jan. 1986 at the Pentagon, Washington, DC. Stationed at the Pentagon, McGuire served as Army personnel directorate, which means he had approval authority for computer hardware acquisition and was responsible for computer software development.
In January 1986, McGuire relinquished military retirement and retired civil service with 36 years of service.