Military Service of Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan military service was a life long job of President Reagan.  April 29, 1937 Reagan in listed into the army reserves as a private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Calvary in Iowa. He was appointed 2nd in the Officers Reserve Corps of the Cavalry on May 25, 1937, and on June 18 was assigned to the 323rd Cavalry. Reagan was on active duty for the first time on April 18, 1942. Reagan had nearsightedness, so he was classified for limited service only so he could not go over seas. His first assignment was at the San Francisco Port of Embarkation at  Fort Manson, California. As a liaison officer of the Port and Transportation Office. Upon the approval of the AAF, he applied for a transfer from the Cavalry to the AAF on May 15, 1942, and was assigned to AAF Public Relations and subsequently to the First motion picture base in Culver City. On January 14, 1943 he was promoted to First Lieutenant. He returned to the 1st Motion Picture Unit after completing this duty and was promoted to Captain on July 22, 1943. In January 1944, Captain Reagan was ordered to temporary duty in NYC to participate in the opening of the sixth War Loan Drive. He was re-assigned to the 18th AAF Base Unit on November 14, 1944, where he remained until the end of WWII He was recommended for promotion to Major on February 2, 1945, but this recommendation was disapproved on July 17 of that year. He returned to Fort Macarther California, where he was separated from active duty on December 9, 1945. By the end of the war, his units had produced some 400 training films for the AAF. But his reserve was terminated on April 1,1953. But then in January 1981 he became commander and chief of America!

By his service in the military has influenced many to join the military and help better of our country. It also has influenced my view in what makes a good President. To be a good President and make our country better off you have to experience everything in order to make good choices for our country. What I have learned from this article is that I never knew that Reagan had eye sight problems. This article will give me more background and info about Reagan’s life. 

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MLA cite

“Ronald Regan military service.” <http://history1900s.about.com/od/ronaldreagan/p/reagan.htm&gt;.

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May 4, 2009. Uncategorized.

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