Biography

Tom "Sparks" Hoedjes

Switzerland 6 (Charter Member) President

Red Knights History

a.Current Home Chapter:Switzerland 6 (Charter Member) President
b.Chapter Member:Former Switzerland 1 (Charter member) Netherlands 1
c.Position Held at Chapter:RC, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, Past President Switzerland 1
d.Position Held at EU Assc:Secretary, Treasurer, acting President
e.Member since:2009
f.Board member since:2009

Fire & Rescue History

From 2006 till 2010 I worked for the Fire & Rescue Service Zürich Airport, later City of Zürich Fire/Rescue:

  1. Paramedic
  2. Platoon Commander
  3. Head of Training and Education

Military History

1974 – 1978Royal Netherlands Marines Corps Signal Service
1978 – 1980Marines Reserve
1980 – 1986Army
1986 – 1995Army Nurse NCO School, during this time promoted to Sgt, Sgt 1st Class, Sergeant- Major
1995 - 1998Nurse Anaesthestist School promoted to Senior Sergeant Major
1998 – 2006Army reserve 400 Medical Bataljon
2006 – 2012Army promoted to 1st Lieutenant, medical consultant
2012 – 2016Army Civil Military Interaction Command promoted to Captain
2016 – till nowArmy CMI senior consultant promoted to Major

During this time I served 4 tours of duties overseas:
Dutch Antilles, Saudi-Arabia (Gulf War), Rwanda (Massacre of 94), Afghanistan War 2016

Total years of service (active and reserve): 46 and still going strong

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