Bass, James, CDR

Line Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
183X-Special Duty Officer - Intelligence
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1999-2000, NOSC Fort Worth TX/NR COMSEVENTHFLT Det 111
Previously Held NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Service Years
1971 - 2000

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  2007, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Not Specified
Other Comments:
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 Ribbon Bar
Information Warfare (Officer)
Surface Warfare Officer Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1971, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 214
  1980, Officer Candidate School (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Fort Sam Houston, TexasBureau of Medicine (BUMED)USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Staff)USS Anchorage (LSD-36)USS Tripoli (LPH-10)US Navy
USS Ranger (CV-61)NAS Cubi Point/Fleet Intelligence Center Pacific Facility (FICPACFAC)VF-202 SuperheatsUS Central Command (USCENTCOM)
Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force 5th/7th Fleet (CPRF7F/5F)Fleet Intelligence Training Center Pacific (Faculty Staff)NOSC Fort Worth TX
  1971-1971, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL
  1972-1972, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  1972-1974, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)/Naval Hospital (NAVHOSP)/Navy Regional Medical Center (NRMC)/Naval Medical Center (NAVMEDCEN)/Naval
  1974-1975, USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
  1980-1980, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Staff)
  1980-1981, USS Anchorage (LSD-36)
  1982-1983, USS Tripoli (LPH-10)
  1985-1986, 111X, Naval Support Unit (NSU)/Lowry AFB
  1986-1988, USS Ranger (CV-61)
  1988-1991, NAS Cubi Point/Fleet Intelligence Center Pacific Facility (FICPACFAC)
  1991-1993, VF-202 Superheats
  1993-1995, US Central Command (USCENTCOM)
  1995-1997, Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force 5th/7th Fleet (CPRF7F/5F)
  1997-1999, Fleet Intelligence Training Center Pacific (Faculty Staff)
  1999-2000, NOSC Fort Worth TX/NR COMSEVENTHFLT Det 111
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1987-1988 Operation Earnest Will (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.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
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?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
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 
University of Texas at ArlingtonAmerican Military University
  1975-1979, University of Texas at Arlington
  1996-1999, American Military University
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