Collier, Michael, AO1

Aviation Ordnanceman
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
NC-9589-Command Career Counselor
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1994-1996, NC-9588, VP-46 Grey Knights
Previously Held NEC
8201-Naval Aircrewman Candidate
AO-8271-P-3 Flight Crew Ordnanceman
AO-6803-P-3 Armament/Ordnance IMA Technician
AO-8319-P-3 System Organizational Maintenance Tech
NC-9588-Career Information Program Advisor
Service Years
1977 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Plank Owner
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
Four Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Career Counselor US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) P-3 1,000 HRS P-3 2,500 HRS

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

I have now relocated to Bradenton, Florida. I graduated May 5, 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and am now working in sunny Florida. I currently work for Florida State University College of Medicine in Sarasota as the Regional Student Support Coordinator. As the Regional Student Support Coordinator, I represent the Division of Student Affairs for the College of Medicine's Regional campus in Sarasota and directly assist the Regional Campus Dean by identifying the academic, personal and professional support needed by third and fourth year medical students with the goal of maximizing the success of each student. I serve as the primary liaison for the students between the College of Medicine administration, faculty, academic programs and student services. In addition, I maintain all regional campus student records and instructional material in the student learning center. I am the Chief Proctor for all NBME medical exams as well as coordinate and provide orientation, career development, personal counseling and other support services needed to reach their goals. I completed a Master of Arts degree in Education concentrating in Online Teaching & Learning in May 2017. In 2012 I had a full right hip replacement which ended my 38 year softball career so now I play as much golf as I can!


   
Other Comments:
My best friend while attached to VP-8 and for the rest of his life, AT2 Edward Grinnell (Radio Operator) passed away on July 11, 2011. May he Rest in Peace. Without him, I would not be the person I am today. Hence I have created a memorial profile for him. For those who knew him, know we had some great times!
   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

My World 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


Antigua and BarbudaAustriaBahrainBermudaBrazilCanadaChileCubaGreenlandGermanyGreeceIcelandBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryItalyMexicoPeruPanamaPortugalPuerto RicoSpainUnited KingdomUnited States


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1977, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 367
  1987, NAVVET (Prior Naval Service) (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffVP-30 Pro's NestVP-8 Fighting TigersSERE School
USS Guam (LPH-9)NAS Kingsville TXVP-16 War EaglesVX-1 Pioneers
Professional Schools and CoursesVP-46 Grey Knights
  1978-1978, (AO) Aviation Ordnanceman A School
  1978-1978, 8201, VP-30 Pro's Nest/FRAMP VP-30
  1978-1981, AO-8271, VP-8 Fighting Tigers
  1980-1980, AO-8271, SERE School
  1981-1981, AO-6803, USS Guam (LPH-9)
  1981-1983, AO-8319, NAS Kingsville TX
  1987-1991, AO-8271, VP-16 War Eagles
  1991-1994, AO-8271, VX-1 Pioneers
  1994-1994, NC-9588, Career Counselor School
  1994-1996, NC-9588, VP-46 Grey Knights
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
 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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Oklahoma State UniversityOklahoma State UniversityUniversity of South Florida
  2003-2007, Oklahoma State University
  2007-2014, Oklahoma State University
  2014-2017, University of South Florida
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  Oct 01, 1996, Retired
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