Hi I am SFC Linam, this website, (http://www.askthedrillsergeant.com), was created to help returning soldiers with reentering normal life. Many things come up after returning from combat that soldiers as well as family members don't know how to deal with.  Our site will help soldiers and their family members with tools to help any situation. There are so many things that come up the first few weeks after returning state side. I have been going through many of the same problems as many of you have. Being back now for about a year i have some insight to what you may need to do. Paperwork for the VA, Setting up Appointments, and just someone to talk to that has chewed the same sand. If i don't know a subject, I will know who to contact and I will contact the soldier or family member back in a timely manner.
I am attaching my resume so you will know a little about me. I hate talking to someone
i don't know. So here you are:

2007 - Present   H.E.S.  Production Enhancement
Production Enhancement / Chemical and Blender operator.
I championed safety and environment issues during all attended P. E. jobs.                              

1982 - Present, United States Army / National Guard
Platoon Sergeant / Company Safety Noncommissioned Officer
I was a front line supervisor directing the utilization of personnel and equipment; coordinating unit actions with adjacent and supporting elements; ensured proper collection and reporting of safety data. I supervised personnel, performing typing, general clerical and administrative duties; reviewed and edited correspondence; set up and reviewed files; planed and organized office operations.

1993 - 1998      H.E.S. Laredo, TX. Camp
Cement Service Supervisor
Charged with the safety of all personnel on and during all cement jobs to include being selected to set in on 2 safety related investigations.

1982 - 2008  United States Army
Platoon Sergeant / Company Safety Noncommissioned Officer
2008 Bronze Star (Iraq Campaign)
2006 Combat Infantry Badge (Direct Combat Afghanistan)
2006 Army Commendation Metal (Afghanistan Campaign)
2006 Unit Safety Noncommissioned Officer training (40 Hrs.)
2005 Army Achievement Award
During both engagements I returned to the United States with Every Soldier that deployed with me.

2005 - 2001      Army National Guard
Lectured to students and applicants about the benefits of being in the Army.

1998 - 2001 Owner operator
Over the road truck owner operator leased to Warren Transport

1993 - 1998      H.E.S. Laredo, TX. Camp
Cement Service Supervisor

1987 -1990  Trained as a Drill Instructor at Ft. Jackson, SC.
Drill Sergeant
My Job duties were to supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate trainees. I was trained and evaluated on lectures, demonstrations, and performance counseling. I used all Microsoft applications and I am still proficient.

1984 - 1987  Infantry Soldier
Dragon Gunner, Team leader,
Deployed 6 times to areas from Nicaragua to Bolivia S.A.
187th IN. Panama, S.A.

1982 - 1984  Escort to the PRESIDENT
Caisson  Platoon
White Horse Squad
3rd US Infantry


2005     University of Phoenix      Phoenix, AZ.
96 Credit Hours assigned by the Army Training ACE center accredited by The University of Phoenix
Lower associates Degree in general Studies

2003    Professional Selling Skills Core at Camp Roberson, AR.
28 Hours
Certificate of completion    

2001    Recruiting School at Camp Roberson, AR.
160 Hours
Certificate of completion

1997    Negotiating Skills for Ticket Writers Duncan, OK.
2 days
  Certificate of Achievement

1996    Customer Service Work Shop Duncan, OK.
2 days
 Certificate of Achievement

1995    Advanced Cementing H.E.S. Duncan, OK.
4.3 CEU Credits
  Certificate of Achievement

1990    Durant Junior Collage  
230 Hours Commercial Drivers Training
  Certificate of completion

1982   Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, Boys Ranch, TX.
4 Years
High School Diploma


Horse Riding, Ranch work,
I love to train people and I am good with crowds  


I can speak some Spanish from working in Laredo, TX with H.E.S. and from Panama, SA. with the U.S. Army

So Now you know me don't be bashful come over and check out our web site. You don't need to have served you just need to be willing to help support our troops.