Gibson, Les, CPO

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
8263-P-3C In-Flight Avionics Maintenance Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1992-1994, AT-8263, VP-26 Hurdy Gurdy/Tridents
Previously Held NEC
AX-0000-Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Technician
9512-3-M System Coordinator
AT-8263-P-3C In-Flight Avionics Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1974 - 1994
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Icelandic Domain
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Stayed in Maine after retiring in 1994.  Went to work for Bath Iron Works as an electrician building DDG-51 Class Aegis Destroyers.  Current posistion is Supervisor, Electrical Test & Activation for DDG-1000 program.  Also worked aboard NAS Brunswick as an electrician with the Public Works Department. 
Other Comments:
To all my old shipmates:  Drop me a line and let me know what you've been up to.  It would be great to hear from you!
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

My Worldly Travels

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
Map Legend:
 Deployed to or conducted ops from 
 Played tourist! 

AustraliaBermudaBosnia and HerzegovinaBrazilCanadaDjiboutiEgyptFranceGibraltarGreenlandGermanyGuamGreeceHong KongIcelandBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryItalyIraqJapanKorea, SouthKuwaitMidway IslandsOmanMexicoMalaysiaNetherlands AntillesPhilippinesPuerto RicoSaudi ArabiaSingaporeThailandUnited KingdomUnited StatesVietnam

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 Ribbon Bar
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge
Air Crew Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1974, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 150
 Duty Stations
USS Midway (CVA-41)USS Midway (CV-41)NATTC (Faculty Staff)  Memphis, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)NAS Oceana, VA
VP-45 PelicansNaval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)NAWC Patuxent River, Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC)VP-48 Boomerangers
NAS Moffett FieldNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)NAS Keflavik, IcelandAnti-Submarine Warfare Operations Center (ASWOC) Keflavik
VP-26 Hurdy Gurdy/Tridents
  1974-1975, USS Midway (CVA-41)
  1974-1975, AN-0000, USS Midway (CV-41)
  1975-1976, NATTC (Faculty Staff) Memphis, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
  1975-1976, AX-0000, NATTC (Faculty Staff) Memphis, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
  1976-1978, AX-0000, Dam Neck Annex, NAS Oceana, VA
  1976-1978, AX-0000, Dam Neck Annex, NAS Oceana, VA
  1978-1981, 8263, VP-45 Pelicans
  1978-1981, AX-0000, VP-45 Pelicans
  1981-1984, 8263, Naval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)
  1981-1984, AX-0000, NAWC Patuxent River, Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC)
  1984-1988, 8263, VP-48 Boomerangers
  1984-1988, AX-0000, VP-48 Boomerangers
  1988-1990, 9502, NAS Moffett Field
  1988-1991, AX-9502, NAMTRADET 1012 (Faculty Staff), NAS Moffett Field (Faculty Staff)
  1991-1991, 8263, NAS Moffett Field
  1991-1992, 9512, NAS Keflavik, Iceland
  1991-1992, AX-0000, Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Center (ASWOC) Keflavik
  1992-1994, 8263, VP-26 Hurdy Gurdy/Tridents
  1992-1994, AT-8263, VP-26 Hurdy Gurdy/Tridents
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Frequent Wind (Vietnam)
  1979-1981 Iran Hostage Crisis
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign
  1992-1995 Southwest Asia Ceasefire (Iraq)
  1992-1996 Operation Provide Promise (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 04, 2006, My old Harley2
  Mar 17, 2007, My Daughter in Washington, DC2
  May 25, 2008, Family Picture9
  Feb 01, 2009, Hitting the slopes!3
  Apr 28, 2013, General Photos2
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