Vollmar, William, CWO3

Chief Warrant Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Service Branch
Ordnance Technician
Current/Last Primary NEC
716X-Warrant Officer - Ordnance Technician - Surface
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Chief Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
1974-1976, 716X, NAVWEPSTA Seal Beach
Previously Held NEC
FT-1163-TALOS Missile Fire Control RADAR AN/SPG 49B
FT-1127-Gun Fire Control System Mk 37
FT-0000-Fire Control Technician
FT-1187-Talos Mk 152 Computer Tech
Service Years
1955 - 1976
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Ordnance Technician
Chief Warrant Officer 3

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club LDO/CWO Cold War Veteran

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1955, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 249
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CAAdvancement Schools and CoursesUSS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697)NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Bainbridge, MD
USS Ingraham (DD-694)USS Bigelow (DD-942)Naval Ordnance Missile Test Facility (NOMTF) , White Sands Missile RangeNAS Oceana, VA
USS Chicago (CG-11)NAVSTA Newport, RIUSS Berkeley (DDG-15)HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
Mare Island Naval ShipyardUSS Long Beach (CGN-9)NAVWEPSTA Seal Beach
  1955-1955, HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1955-1956, FT-1163, (FT) Fire Control Technician A School
  1956-1959, FT-0000, USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697)
  1957-1957, FT-1127, (FT) Fire Control Radar Operators School
  1959-1959, FT-0000, NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Bainbridge, MD
  1959-1960, FT-1127, USS Ingraham (DD-694)
  1960-1960, FT-0000, USS Bigelow (DD-942)
  1960-1962, FT-0000, Naval Ordnance Missile Test Facility (NOMTF) , White Sands Missile Range
  1962-1963, FT-1187, Dam Neck Annex, NAS Oceana, VA
  1964-1967, FT-0000, USS Chicago (CG-11)
  1967-1967, 716X, NAVSTA Newport, RI
  1967-1969, 716X, USS Berkeley (DDG-15)
  1969-1969, 716X, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1969-1971, 716X, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1971-1974, 716X, USS Long Beach (CGN-9)
  1974-1976, 716X, NAVWEPSTA Seal Beach
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1965-1968 PIRAZ Station SAR, North Vietnam
  1965-1968 PIRAZ Station SAR, North Vietnam
  1972-1973 Vietnam War
 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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
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.
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