Bigford, Rufus, ATCS

Aviation Electronics Technician
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
ATR-0000-Aviation Electronics Technician Radar and Radar Navigation Equipment
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1986-1989, AT-8326, VA-34 Blue Blasters
Previously Held NEC
AT-6622-Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Technician
AT-9502-Instructor
8331-A-6 System Organization Maintenance Technician
AT-8326-Aviation Electronics Technician
Service Years
1977 - 1998
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Panama Canal
AT-Aviation Electronics Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 20 Battle E




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Navy Together We ServedUnited States Naval InstituteIntruder AssociationDept of Tennessee
  2007, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2008, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Intruder Association [Verified]
  2020, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of Tennessee (Life Member) (Nashville, Tennessee) - Chap. Page


 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Countries I've Visited

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: 8%, 22 of 263 Territories
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ArgentinaBrazilCanadaChileColombiaCubaEcuadorFranceGreeceIsraelItalyMexicoPeruPanamaPortugalPuerto RicoSpainTurkeyUnited StatesUruguayVenezuelaVirgin Islands


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Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1977, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 063
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VAQ-33 Firebirds/Night HawksNATTC (Staff)  Memphis, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)USS America (CVA-66)VA-34 Blue Blasters
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)Oceana (Staff)VC-6 Firebees/Skeet for the FleetUSS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58)
  1979-1982, AT-6622, VAQ-33 Firebirds/Night Hawks
  1982-1985, AT-9502, NATTC (Staff) Memphis, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)
  1986-1986, 8331, USS America (CVA-66)
  1986-1989, AT-8326, VA-34 Blue Blasters
  1987-1988, AT-8326, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
  1989-1992, AT-9502, Oceana (Staff)
  1993-1998, AT-8326, VC-6 Firebees/Skeet for the Fleet
  1994-1994, AT-8326, USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58)
 Colleges Attended 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  2004-2007, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  2007-2010, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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