Azevedo, James, SMCM

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1994-1996, 9502, Afloat Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)
Previously Held NEC
9518-Naval Leadership Development Program (NAVLEAD) Instructor
Service Years
1965 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms Career Counselor

Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 30 Recruit Company Commander

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated

Persian Gulf Yacht Club Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
USS Vincennes  (CG-49 / CA-44 / CL-64) AssociationUnited States Navy Memorial Inshore Undersea Warfare Group 1
  1988, USS Vincennes (CG-49 / CA-44 / CL-64) Association
  1996, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Inshore Undersea Warfare Group 1

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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 5087
 Duty Stations
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One (IUWG-1)SERE SchoolIUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment/Unit 2 - Cam Ranh Bay
NAVSTA Annapolis MDUSS Guam (LPH-9)USS Ainsworth (DE-1090)COMCRUDESPAC
Instructors Training SchoolHQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CAUSS San Bernardino (LST-1189)USS Gridley (CG-21)
Advancement Schools and CoursesSchool Assignments - StaffRTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CACOMPHIBGRU 3 (CPG 3)/COMPHIBRON 5
USS Vincennes (CG-49)Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)USS Essex (LHD-2)Afloat Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)
  1965-1966, Naval & Marine Corps Reserve Center (NMCRC)
  1966-1966, SN-0000, Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One (IUWG-1)
  1966-1966, SN-0000, SERE School
  1966-1967, SM-0000, IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment/Unit 2 - Cam Ranh Bay
  1967-1968, SM-0000, NAVSTA Annapolis MD
  1968-1973, SM-0000, USS Guam (LPH-9)
  1973-1974, SM-0000, USS Ainsworth (DE-1090)
  1974-1975, SM-0000, COMCRUDESPAC
  1975-1975, SM-0000, Instructors Training School
  1975-1978, SM-9502, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1978-1980, SM-0000, USS San Bernardino (LST-1189)
  1980-1982, SM-0000, USS Gridley (CG-21)
  1982-1982, 9518, Leadership and Management Education and Training for Leading Petty Officers (LMET) Course
  1983-1983, SM-9502, Recruit Div Cdr School
  1983-1986, SM-0000, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1986-1986, SM-0000, COMPHIBGRU 3 (CPG 3)/COMPHIBRON 5
  1986-1991, SM-0000, USS Vincennes (CG-49)
  1991-1991, SM-0000, Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)
  1991-1994, SM-0000, USS Essex (LHD-2)
  1994-1996, 9502, Afloat Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (66-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
  1980-1980 Operation Eagle Claw (Iran)
  1987-1988 Operation Earnest Will (Iran)
  1988-1988 Cold War Incident - Iran Air Flight 655 Incident (Iran)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Southwestern College
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