Army Reserve Personnel Command

 St Louis, Missouri

Retirement Ceremony


 LTC Robert N. Gable

4 December 2000


 LTC Gable enlisted in 1972 following graduation from High School in Beaverton, Oregon.  Between basic training and AIT he and the former Katherine Sandefur were married. Rob and Katherine have two grown children, Christine and Stephanie.  During his sixth year of active service, Staff Sergeant Gable was selected for and attended Officer Candidate School followed by the Adjutant General Officer Basic Course.  The following year he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration after seven years of night school at education centers at each of his duty locations.  Two years later he completed his Masters Degree in Business Administration.  A comprehensive listing of LTC Gable's military awards, decorations, and duty assignments is included in this program and attest to LTC Gable's contributions to the US Army and US Army Reserve.

During his career LTC Gable has served in 20 different duty assignments, earned 14 separate decorations and badges in addition to numerous Oak Leaf Clusters, and moved 19 times since 1972.  Rob and Katherine have shared a long and productive military career and will be retiring to a 12-acre horse farm in North Carolina (Gable's Stables).  Katherine is there now, anxiously awaiting completion of this ceremony and Rob's out-processing at Fort Leonard Wood tomorrow.  


 Branch Immaterial Officer Candidate Course   (resident)                         1978

Basic Airborne Course   (resident)                                                                 1978

Personnel Administration Officer Basic Course  (resident)                        1978

Recruiting Commanders Course  (resident)                                                  1981

Recruiting Area Commanders Course  (resident)                                         1982

Adjutant General Officer Advance Course (nonresident)                           1983

Command & General Staff College (nonresident)                                        1987

Civil Affairs Officer Advance Course  (combination)                                     1990

Middle Managers Orientation Course (resident)                                          1990

Training Developers Workshop Course  (resident)                                       1990

Training Developers Middle Management Course   (resident)                    1991

Contracting Officers Representative Course (resident)                                1991

Civilian Personnel Supervisor Course  (nonresident)                                    1991

Instructor Training Course  (resident)                                                             1991

Psychological Operations Officer Course  (combination)                             1992

Reserve Component National Security Issues Seminar   (resident)            1994

Reserve Officer Joint Military Operations Course  (resident)                       1995

Joint Psychological Operations Course (resident)                           1995


 Legion of Merit  (1996)

Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster (1991, 1995)

Army Commendation Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters (1977, 1980,

   1982, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995)

Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters (1984, 1992, 1992, 1998)

Good Conduct Medal  (1978)

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (1987)                                     

National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Svc Star  (1972, 1991)                        

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1990)                                                        

Humanitarian Service Medal  (1994)

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (1988)                                                                   

NCO Professional Development Ribbon  (1977)                                                   

Army Service Ribbon  (1975)                                                                              

Overseas Service Ribbon (1975)                                                                          

Army Reserve Component Overseas Tour Ribbon with Numeral Four

    (1987, 1987, 1988, 1989)

Parachute Badge (1978)



     BCT, AIT, Fort Ord, CA                                                                               Jun72   Sep72

    Company Clerk, 301st Transportation Co, Fort Ord, CA                      Sep72   Jun74

    Company Clerk, 518th Engr Co, Fort Kobbe, Panama Canal Zone     Jun74   Jun75

    NCOIC Enlisted Promotions, HHC, USAG, Fort Lewis, WA                   Jun75   Dec77

    OCS, Airborne School, AGOAC, Ft Benning/Ft Benjamin Harrison     Jan78    Jul78

    Records Officer, Reception Station, Ft Leonard Wood,  MO                Jul78    Jul79

   Adjutant, 5th Engineer Battalion, Ft Leonard Wood, MO                      Jul79     Jul80

    Admin Officer, Albuquerque District Recruiting Command , NM        Jul80     Jul82

    Company Commander, Amarillo Recruiting Area, TX                            Jul82     Sep83

 USAR - Not on Active Duty

     Chief, Recreation Services Div, 104th Tng Div, Vancouver, WA            Sep 83 May84

    Asst Branch Chief, MILPO, 104th Tng Div, Vancouver, WA                   May 84 Dec85

    Commander, Company A (OSUT), 3rd Bn, 415th Regt,                          Jan 86  Jul 86

         104th Tng Div, Vancouver, WA                                   

     Finance Officer, 486th Civil Affairs Company, Broken Arrow, OK       Aug 86 Dec89


     Civil Affairs Liaison Officer, Civil Military Operations Task Force,       Dec 89 Feb90

         Panama Canal Zone

 USAR - Not on Active Duty 

      Finance Officer, 486th Civil Affairs Company, Broken Arrow, OK       Feb90   Oct90


      Civil Affairs Training Development Officer, USAJFKSWCS                     Oct90   Sep91

         Ft Bragg, NC


      Executive Officer, 10th PSYOP Battalion, St Louis, MO                        Sep91   Feb93

      Personnel Management Officer, ARPERCEN, St Louis, MO                 Mar93 Aug95

      Psychological Operations Staff Officer, HQDA, Washington, DC       Sep95  Jul 96

      Tng Requirements Branch Chief, ARPERCEN, St Louis, MO                Jul96   Sep98

      Individual Ready Reserve Team Chief, AR-PERSCOM,                         Oct98   Apr00

           St. Louis, MO

      Operations Officer, Officer Pers Mgt Dir, AR-PERSCOM,                     May00 Dec00

           St. Louis, MO