Kalusa, John, AWR1

Naval Aircrewman Tac-Helicopter
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Current Service Status
USN Reserve Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Naval Aircrewman Tac-Helicopter
Primary Unit
2009-Present, AWF-8289, VR-58 Sunseekers
Previously Held NEC
AW-7815-Helicopter Search and Rescue Swimmer
AW-0000-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
AW-7872-SH3H Multi-Sensor Operator
AW-7836-Tactical Support Center (TSC) Non-Acoustic Equipment Operator
AW-7876-SH60F Multi-Sensor Operator
AWF-0000-Naval Aircrewman Mechanical
AWF-8289-C-9/C-40 2LM
Service Years
1983 - 2010
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Magellan
AWR-Naval Aircrewman Tac-Helicopter
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

I work at NAPA Auto Parts/Genuine Parts Company as the Director of Recruitment and Retention. Genuine Parts Company is the largest member of the NAPA organization and also has divisions in the office supply, fluid control and electronic components marketplace. 

Also running and coaching adult marathon athletes through my own company Run4All Productions.  www.run4all.com

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1983, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 095
 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (NACCS)School Assignments - StaffHS-10 Taskmasters
Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)Search & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)SERE SchoolProfessional Schools and Courses
HS-2 Golden FalconsHS-10 War HawksCommander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)SAR School - Navy (Faculty Staff)
HS-75 Emerald KnightsVR-46 EaglesVR-58 Sunseekers
  1983-1983, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1983-1983, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (NACCS)
  1983-1983, (AW) Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator A School
  1984-1984, AW-0000, HS-10 Taskmasters
  1984-1984, AW-0000, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)
  1984-1984, AW-7815, Search & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)
  1984-1984, SERE School
  1984-1984, Acoustics 1 Diesel Submarines and Surface Ships
  1984-1984, Acoustics 1 Nuclear Submarines Course
  1984-1988, AW-7872, HS-2 Golden Falcons
  1988-1992, AW-9502, HS-10 War Hawks
  1996-2000, AW-7836, NRC Great Lakes
  2001-2001, AW-7815, SAR School - Navy (Faculty Staff)
  2002-2006, AW-7876, HS-75 Emerald Knights
  2006-2009, AWF-0000, VR-46 Eagles
  2009-Present, AWF-8289, VR-58 Sunseekers
 Colleges Attended 
San Diego City CollegeMercer UniversityDePaul University
  1988-1992, San Diego City College
  1993-1995, Mercer University
  1996-2002, DePaul University
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