Bodin, Michael, STC

Sonar Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
ST-0465-AN/SQQ-89(V)2 Sonar Supervisor
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Sonar Technician
Primary Unit
1994-1995, ST-0465, USS Carr (FFG-52)
Previously Held NEC
STG-0000-Sonar Technician Surface
ST-0440-Basic Surface Sonar Technician
ST-0431-MK 111 Underwater Battery Fire Control System Technician
STG-0000-Sonar Technician Surface
ST-0459-AN/SQQ-23 A/B PAIR Operations and Maintenance
STG-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
Service Years
1973 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Safari To Suez
ST-Sonar Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Recruiter U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Persian Gulf Yacht Club

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Persian Excursion Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
National Sonar AssociationNational Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)National Chief Petty Officers Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Chapter 119American Legion
  1973, National Sonar Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1974, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1974, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1986, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]
  1996, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1996, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), Chapter 119 (Member At Large) (Superior, Wisconsin) [Verified]
  2002, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
I have been working as a Wisconsin State Security Officer at the University of Wisconsin-Superior since 1996 after retiring from the Navy. 


Other Comments:
Read a fictional story of the "new" USS Towers with an honorable mention of the "old" USS Towers (DDG-9). 
This is a great read for all NTWS members and old Truckin" T shipmates... 

Bravo Zulu, Jeff!

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Most of the places I've been

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

BahrainSri LankaCayman IslandsEgyptFranceGermanyGuamGreeceHong KongIsraelItalyPakistanPanamaPhilippinesPuerto RicoSingaporeSpainThailandTurkeyTaiwan

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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
Click here to see Training
  1973, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 1622
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)Advancement Schools and Courses(ST) Fleet Sonar A School USS Sampson (DDG-10)
Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)USS Towers (DDG-9)US NavyInstructors Training School
USS Luce (DDG-38)Recruiter Training Orientation CourseCommander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)SIMA , NAVSTA Mayport, FL
Fleet ASW Training Center Atlantic (FLEASWTRACENLANT)USS Carr (FFG-52)
  1973-1973, STG-0000, HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1973-1973, STG-0000, Basic Electricity and Electronics B School
  1973-1973, ST-0440, (ST) Fleet Sonar A School
  1973-1975, STG-0000, USS Sampson (DDG-10)
  1975-1975, STG-0000, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
  1975-1979, ST-0431, USS Towers (DDG-9)
  1979-1981, STG-0000, Broken Service
  1981-1981, STG-0000, Instructors Training School
  1981-1985, ST-0459, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
  1985-1989, ST-0459, USS Luce (DDG-38)
  1989-1989, STG-9585, Recruiter Training Orientation Course
  1990-1991, STG-9585, Navy Recruiting Station Iron Mountain, MI
  1991-1993, STG-9585, SIMA , NAVSTA Mayport, FL
  1993-1994, ST-0465, Fleet ASW Training Center Atlantic (FLEASWTRACENLANT)
  1994-1995, ST-0465, USS Carr (FFG-52)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Wisconsin-Superior
  1979-2008, University of Wisconsin-Superior5
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 24, 1976, Hugh J. McGuire (Butchy) RIP
  Jan 01, 1996, Retired
  Jun 25, 2007, My Bassador1
  Dec 13, 2008, Graduation Day1
  Jan 18, 2009, New dogs added to the family...1
  Aug 15, 2009, Taps...4
  Oct 24, 2012, General Photos5
  Dec 26, 2015, Another new dog this summer - 2015
  Nov 26, 2016, Over 20 again...
  Aug 14, 2019, My daughter's dachshund (Jethro Bodin) RIP
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