Collins, Garry, LCDR

Staff Corps Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Service Branch
Supply Corps
Current/Last Primary NEC
310X-Supply Corps Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Staff Corps Officer
Primary Unit
1989-1993, 310X, Atlantic Fleet Headquarters Support Activity (FHSA)
Previously Held NEC
ET-0000-Electronics Technician
ET-3326-Navigation Aids (NAVAIDS) Poseidon Class
ET-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
Service Years
1971 - 1993
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Plank Owner
Polaris Certificate
Supply Corps
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 

Recruiter US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Navy Mustang AssociationUnited States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI)USS Concord (AFS-5) Veterans Association
USS John C. Calhoun Veterans Association
  1981, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1993, Navy Mustang Association [Verified]
  1999, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, USS Concord (AFS-5) Veterans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, USS John C. Calhoun Veterans Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Update April 2016 - Retired from Farm Credit Mid-America.   I have served as Vice President, President, Chairman, and Webmaster of the USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630 ) Veterans Association

I organized and founded the USS Thomas C. Hart (DE/FF-1092) Veterans Association.  I served as the first President and am now Secretary of the Association.

  i also organized and founded the USS Concord (AFS-5) Veterans Associaiton.  I am currently the Secretary for the Association.

Other Comments:
If you haven't yet attended a ship reunion, I encourage you to do so!  Reuniting with shipmates is a real treat!

 Remembrance Profiles -  4 Sailors Remembered
  • Fader, Jon, PO1, (1962-1969)
  • Watson, William, PO2, (1971-Present)
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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Supply Badge
Submarine Enlisted Badge
SSBN Deterrent Patrol Badge - 8 Patrols

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1971, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 1234
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
Naval Guided Missile School (Faculty Staff)School Assignments - StaffSubmarine School Enlisted BasicUSS Canopus (AS-34)
USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630)CNO - OPNAVCommander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)USS Compass Island (EAG-153)
USNS Vanguard (T-AG-19)Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Faculty Staff)	Supply Corps Officers Basic CourseUSS Concord (AFS-5)
VC-6 Firebees/Skeet for the FleetSupply Officers Department Head CourseUSS Thomas C. Hart (FF-1092)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1971-1972, ET-0000, Naval Guided Missile School (Faculty Staff)
  1972-1972, ET-3326, FBM NAVAIDS Technician
  1972-1972, ET-3326, Submarine School Enlisted Basic
  1972-1973, ET-3326, USS Canopus (AS-34)
  1973-1976, ET-3326, USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630)
  1976-1976, CNO - OPNAV
  1976-1979, ET-9585, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1979-1980, ET-3326, USS Compass Island (EAG-153)
  1980-1980, ET-3326, Navigation Test Unit, USNS Vanguard (T-AG-19)
  1980-1981, 310X, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Faculty Staff)
  1981-1981, 310X, Supply Corps Officers Basic Course
  1981-1984, 310X, USS Concord (AFS-5)
  1984-1986, 310X, VC-6 Firebees/Skeet for the Fleet
  1986-1986, 310X, Supply Officers Department Head Course
  1986-1989, 310X, USS Thomas C. Hart (FF-1092)
  1989-1993, 310X, Atlantic Fleet Headquarters Support Activity (FHSA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1982-1984 US Multinational Force Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission
 Colleges Attended 
College of CharlestonCharleston Southern UniversityGolden Gate University
  1977-1980, McKendree College
  1977-1978, Indiana University Southeast
  1979-1980, College of Charleston
  1979-1980, Charleston Southern University
  1984-1986, Golden Gate University
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