Spinella, John, CPO

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
RM-2318-Communications System Technical Control Operator
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Radioman
Primary Unit
1998-2001, IT-0000, HQ, United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM)/Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)
Previously Held NEC
SN-0000-Seaman
RM-0000-Radioman
8201-Naval Aircrewman Candidate
RM-2304-Morse Code Operator
RM-8228-Airborne Communicator - TACAMO
RM-8273-RM TACAMO Aircrew
8237-E-6A Mission Avionics Operator
IT-0000-Information Systems Technician
Service Years
1980 - 2001
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
RM-Radioman
Five Hash Marks

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)




 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Current working as a Network Engineer for the DOD at DISA Oklahoma City


   
Other Comments:
I sure do miss the good ole days. Have a few in the blue room at Travis for post flight. Trashing hotel rooms on deployment or smashing into a hotel room and catching the 3P doing the Nav, a C5 burger, running all over Narvic Norway for at least 1 female then finding out that all the parents ordered their kids to not leave their house because American sailors were in town (Thank God for the only female in town that was brave enough to come out just so happened to run one of the only bars open). Some new recruit on the quarterdeck announcing King Oliv the V (Fifth) as "King Oliv the Vee Arriving".
   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1980, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 243
 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)Advancement Schools and CoursesNorfolkNAVSTA Norfolk, VA/Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA)
USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (NACCS)
VQ-3 IronmanCOMSTRATCOMWING ONE TACAMONCTS Diego GarciaHQ, United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM)/Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)
  1980-1980, SN-0000, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1980-1980, SN-0000, (RM) Radioman A School
  1980-1981, RM-0000, Norfolk
  1981-1981, RM-0000, NAVSTA Norfolk, VA/Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA)
  1981-1984, RM-0000, USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)
  1984-1988, RM-0000, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)
  1988-1988, RM-8228, Navy Technical Training Units Only
  1988-1988, RM-2304, International Morse Code Service Course
  1988-1988, 8201, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (NACCS)
  1988-1992, RM-8273, VQ-3 Ironman
  1992-1994, RM-0000, COMSTRATCOMWING ONE TACAMO
  1994-1995, RM-2318, (RM) Radioman C School
  1994-1995, RM-2318, (RM) Radioman C7 School
  1995-1996, RM-2318, NCTS Diego Garcia
  1996-1998, 8237, VQ-3 Ironman
  1998-2001, IT-0000, HQ, United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM)/Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1982-1984 US Multinational Force Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission
  1983-1983 Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada)
 Colleges Attended 
Grantham UniversitySouthwestern College
  2002-2003, Others/Not Listed
  2003-2005, Grantham University
  2003-2004, Others/Not Listed
  2007-2008, Southwestern College
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