Selva, Erick, CWO3

Chief Warrant Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary NEC
711X-Warrant Officer - Boatswain - Surface
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Chief Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
2005-2007, Naval Special Warfare Group 4 (NSWG-4)/SBT-12
Previously Held NEC
SO-9533-Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman
9505-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape (SERE) Instructor
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
SB-5352-Special Warfare Boat OperatorAdvanced
9517-3-M System Coordinator
Service Years
1982 - 2007
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Shellback
Persian Excursion
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
Suez Canal
Chief Warrant Officer 3

 Official Badges 

SOCOM US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

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

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Persian Excursion LDO/CWO Cold War Veteran

SERE GONZO Station Yacht Club Did the Ditch (Suez Canal)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Not Specified
Other Comments:
Not Specified

 Ribbon Bar
Special Warfare Combatant Badge
Officer in Charge (Small Craft) Badge
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge
Petty Officer in Charge (Small Craft) Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1982, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 230
  2000, Officer Indoctrination School (OIS) (Pensacola, FL)
 Duty Stations
USS Midway (CV-41)SERE SchoolNaval Special Warfare  Group 1 (NSWG-1)/SBU-12Mountain Warfare Training Center
Advancement Schools and CoursesNaval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare  Group 1 (NSWG-1)Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST)Desert Environment Survival Training (DEST)
Instructors Training SchoolFleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)/FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)USS Kinkaid (DD-965)Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 (EODMU 3)
Special Boat Squadron 1 (SBR-1)LDO/CWO Indoctrination School (Faculty Staff)USS Wasp (LHD-1)Naval Special Warfare  Group 1 (NSWG-1)/NSWU-3
Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare  Group 4 (NSWG-4)Assault Craft Unit 4 (ACU-4)Naval Special Warfare  Group 4 (NSWG-4)/SBT-12
  1983-1985, USS Midway (CV-41)
  1985-1985, SERE School
  1985-1988, SO-9533, Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (NSWG-1)/SBU-12
  1986-1986, Mountain Warfare Training Center
  1986-1986, SO-9533, Patrol Craft Operation Riverine Enviornment
  1986-1987, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (NSWG-1)
  1987-1987, Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST)
  1987-1987, Desert Environment Survival Training (DEST)
  1987-1991, 9502, Instructors Training School
  1988-1991, 9505, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)/FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)
  1991-1994, 000X, USS Kinkaid (DD-965)
  1994-1997, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 (EODMU 3)
  1997-2000, SB-5352, Special Boat Squadron 1 (SBR-1)
  2000-2000, LDO/CWO Indoctrination School (Faculty Staff)
  2000-2003, USS Wasp (LHD-1)
  2001-2001, Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (NSWG-1)/NSWU-3
  2003-2003, 9517, Administration and Operation of Shipboard 3M System Course
  2003-2003, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare Group 4 (NSWG-4)
  2003-2005, Assault Craft Unit 4 (ACU-4)
  2005-2007, Naval Special Warfare Group 4 (NSWG-4)/SBT-12
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War (Iraq)
  1991-1991 Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1997-1997 Operation Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) '97
  1997-2003 Operation Northern Watch (Iraq)
 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.
 Colleges Attended 
University of PhoenixBarry University
  1996-1999, University of Phoenix
  2010-2012, Barry University
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