After graduation, Joe served five years on active duty, first as an Artillery Officer in the Second Battalion, Thirty-Ninth Field Artillery in Germany and later in the Second Squadron, Seventeenth Armored Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, KY. In 1974 he resigned to go to graduate school at Vanderbillt U. and started a career lasting 35 years with Westinghouse Electric Corp., later Siemens AG.
In his career he lived and worked in Germany, Belgium, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Malaysia. During much of his business career, he remained an active helicopter pilot in the Army National Guard. Currently, he has returned to Graduate school at Rollins College and earned a Masters degree in Liberal Studies and aspires to teach in Florida Colleges.
- First Time FlyingGreat life changing event. Would not wish to change any of it, not on your lives! Flew (my first time ever) to Idlewild Airport and bused into Manhattan Hotel. That… Read more: First Time Flying
- What West Point Means To Me – Joe GelineauWest Point. Duty Honor and Country. The Long Gray Line. These words never fail to reverberate in me a profound sense of reverence each time spoken or heard. The reasons… Read more: What West Point Means To Me – Joe Gelineau
- Bridge Over the River Kwai – 1997This is a story about when we were in Thailand. It was in 1997 and I was the Westinghouse Country Manager in Bangkok. My wife, Susan, convinced me it would… Read more: Bridge Over the River Kwai – 1997
- The Feint – 1979By Joseph C. Gelineau : Military Art and Engineering I remember in my Firstie year being intrigued at the thought of taking the course “Military Art and Engineering”. They even… Read more: The Feint – 1979