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I enlisted in the United States Navy on the last day of 1971, and served until January of 1983.  Click on the links at the side for more information about the boats (and ship) I served on.


    Recruit Training Center, Orlando, Florida
    December 1971 - March 1972.

    Great Lakes Naval Training Center,
    Great Lakes, Illinois
    March 1972 - November 1972.
         FT”A” School-Part I, Basic Fire Control School
         FT”A” School-Part II, Basic Underwater Fire Control School

    New London Submarine School, Groton, Connecticut
    December 1972 - June 1973
         Basic Enlisted Submarine School
         Mk 112 Underwater Fire Control “C” School

    USS Theodore Roosevelt, SSBN 600
    July 1973 - August 1974
         Charleston Naval Shipyard, South Carolina

    USS George Washington, SSBN 598
    September 1974 - May 1978.
         Homeport: Pearl Harbor Hawaii,  Patrols: Guam
         Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California

    New London Submarine School, Groton, Connecticut
    June 1978  - February 1979
         Mk 113 Mod 9 Underwater Fire Control “C” School

    USS Mariano G. Vallejo, SSBN 658
    March 1979 - November 1980
         Homeport: Charleston, South Carolina
         Patrols:  Rota, Spain & Kings Bay, Georgia

    USS Canopus, AS 34
    November 1980 - January 1983
         Charleston Naval Weapons Station, South CarolinaFTGC (SS) USN


    FTG3   Gun Fire Control Technician 3rd Class. June 1972
    FTG2   December 1973
    FTG2(SS)     Submarine Qualified - April 1975
    FTG1(SS)     October 1976
    FTGC(SS)     Chief Petty Officer September 1981



      Commendation - Commander Submarine Squadron 16,  November 1980
      Commendation - Commander Submarine Squadron 18,  August 1982
      Navy Achievement Medal, March 1981


      Battle Efficiency “E” Awards
            USS George Washington - 1978
            USS Mariano G. Vallejo - 1979 (SubLant’s Super “E”)
            USS Canopus - 1983

      Meritorious Unit Award
            USS Canopus - 1983

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