Borchik, Ken, AVCM

Aviation Electrician's Mate
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AVCM-8300-Aviation Maintenance Material Control Master Chief
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
2005-2007, AVCM-8300, HSL-43 Battle Cats
Previously Held NEC
AN-9760-Airman - Electrical/Mechanical Equipment Repairers
AE-0000-Aviation Electrician's Mate
8805-C-2/E-2 Systems Organizational Apprentice Maintenance Technician
AE-8800-Maintenance Control
8375-SH-60 (LAMPS MK III) Systems Organizational Career Maintenance Technician
9513-Senior Manpower Analyst
AVCM-8300-Aviation Maintenance Material Control Master Chief
Service Years
1981 - 2007
AE-Aviation Electrician's Mate
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

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

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)United States Navy Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)-National Rifle Association (NRA)
Navy Together We Served
  1985, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1996, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1999, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, -National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2013, Navy Together We Served

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

National Flags of the countries I have been to: 
AfghanistanAmerican SamoaAustraliaBahrainCanadaSri LankaChinaFranceGermanyGuamHong KongHungaryBritish Indian Ocean Territory

ItalyIraqJapanKorea, SouthKuwaitMacauMonacoOmanMexicoMalaysiaPanamaPortugalQatar

PhilippinesPuerto RicoSaudi ArabiaSingaporeSpainUnited Arab EmiratesThailandTaiwanUnited KingdomUnited StatesBritish Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands

State Flags of the different states I have been to:
AlaskaAlabamaArkansasArizonaCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDistrict Of ColumbiaDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIowaIllinoisIndiana

MarylandMichiganMinnesotaMissouriMontanaNorth CarolinaNebraskaNew JerseyNew MexicoNevadaNew YorkOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvania

TexasUtahVirginiaWashingtonWisconsinWest VirginiaWyomingIdahoTennesseeSouth DakotaMassachusettsSouth CarolinaKentuckyRhode IslandKansas

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 Ribbon Bar
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1981, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 183
 Duty Stations
VT-27 Boomers(AE) Aviation Electricians Mate A SchoolRVAW-120VAW-115 Liberty Bells
USS Midway (CVA-41)VAW-110 FirebirdsUSS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27)USS Horne (CG-30)
HSL-35 The MagiciansUSS Coronado (AGF-11)USS Callaghan (DDG-994)VAW-117 Wallbangers
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)VRC-30 ProvidersNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
USS Constellation (CV-64)Commander Naval Air Force (CNAF)HSL-43 Battle Cats
  1981-1982, AN-9760, VT-27 Boomers
  1982-1982, AN-9760, (AE) Aviation Electricians Mate A School
  1982-1983, AE-0000, RVAW-120
  1983-1986, AE-0000, VAW-115 Liberty Bells
  1983-1986, 8805, USS Midway (CVA-41)
  1987-1990, 9502, VAW-110 Firebirds
  1990-1990, 8375, USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27)
  1990-1991, 8375, USS Horne (CG-30)
  1990-1992, AE-8800, HSL-35 The Magicians
  1991-1991, 8375, USS Coronado (AGF-11)
  1992-1992, 8375, USS Callaghan (DDG-994)
  1992-1994, VAW-117 Wallbangers
  1994-1994, AE-0000, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
  1994-1996, 9513, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1996-1999, AVCM-8300, VRC-30 Providers
  1999-2002, AVCM-8300, North Island (Faculty Staff)
  2002-2003, AVCM-8300, USS Constellation (CV-64)
  2003-2005, AVCM-8300, Commander Naval Air Force (CNAF)
  2005-2007, AVCM-8300, HSL-43 Battle Cats
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1991-1991 Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  1992-1993 Operation Restore Hope (Somalia)
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  2003-2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
 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.
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