Navy Career

1967 - 1988 (22 years credited)

Chronology of assignments (not counting technical schools and short, temporary assignments)

Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL (Seaman Recruit)
NAS Alameda, CA (Airman Apprentice, Airman Crash Crew)
USS Tripoli (LPH-10) (Airman V-4 Division)
USS Valley Forge (LPH-8) (Airman V-4 Division)
USS New Orleans (LPH-11) (Airman V-4 Division)
USS Midway (CVA-41) (Airman V-4 Division)
USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) (Airman, ABF3, ABF2 V-4 Division)
NAS Barbers Point, HI (ABF2, ABF1 Fuel Farm)
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) (ABF1, ABFC V-4 Division)
USS Tripoli (LPH-10) (ABFC, Ensign V-4 Division)
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) (Ensign V-4 Division)
USS Tarawa (LHA-1) (Ensign, Lieutenant (junior grade), Lieutenant V-4 Division)
SIMA San Diego, CA (Lieutenant Director Data Processing)

  1. Held concurrent enlisted and officer ranks: Ensign/ABFC, Lieutenant (junior grade)/ABCS, Lieutenant/ABCM). I was the last commissioned officer year group allowed to be promoted to permanent enlisted ranks while holding a commission. This was pre-DOPMA (Defense Officer Procurement Management Act.)
  2. Seaman Recruit:E-1, Airman Apprentice:E-2, Airman:E-3, ABF3:E-4, ABF2:E-5, ABF1:E-6, ABFC:E-7 (chief petty officer), ABCS:E-8 (senior chief petty officer), ABCM:E-9 (master chief petty officer)
  3. Ensign is paygrade O-1, equivalent to a second lieutenant in the other US armed services (Army, USMC, Space Force and USAF.) Lieutenant (junior grade) is paygrade O-2, equivalent to a first lieutenant in the other US armed services, Lieutenant is paygrade O-3, equivalent to captain in the other US armed services.
  4. ABF is a rating that identifies an enlisted technical specialty. It stands for Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels)

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