Weston, Larry H., AMSC

Aviation Structural Mechanic, Structures
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AM-8251-P-3 Flight Engineer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Structural Mechanic, Structures
Primary Unit
1991-1992, AM-8251, VP-47 Golden Swordsmen
Previously Held NEC
AM-0000-Aviation Structural Mechanic
Service Years
1972 - 1992
AMS-Aviation Structural Mechanic, Structures
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 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge P-3 1,000 HRS Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Cold War Medal P-3 2,500 HRS P-3 5,000 HRS

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 7
  1992, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 7 (Member) (Oakland, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

I have been fully retired since June 2016.

Following my assignment to the Navy Fleet Reserve in 1992 I finished my higher education up through Master's Degree. Doing so paid off as I had a very rewarding, challenging and enjoyable well-worth-it civilian career. While attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University I completed a Bachelor in Science Professional Aeronautics and a Master in Aeronautical Science with dual Specializations in Operations and Management. Prior to Fleet Reserve and earlier in my Navy Career I completed an Associate in Arts at College of Alameda (Peralta Community College District).

While completing my Master's Degree, I worked for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as an Assistant Center Director and later I became the Alameda Extended Campus Resident Center Director. When Alameda Naval Air Station completely shut down for military activity, I moved the Extended Campus Center to its current location at the Oakland Airport Business Park.

In 1998, I went to work for San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as an Airport Management Intern, and later as a Senior Management Assistant, Airport Security Manager and Airport Security Coordinator. What great jobs! 

After work at SFO in 2005, I went to work at the Port of Oakland for the Oakland International Airport (OAK) as Aviation Security Superintendent and Airport Security Coordinator. 

In 2010, I got the chance and opportunity of a lifetime to relocate to Little Rock, Arkansas -- this put me very close to my beloved Sportsman's Paradise -- Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The opportunity to work at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) as Manager -- Security and Operations was a true blessing. It meant I could stop counting that I would see my mom only twice each year before she got her wings. Instead of twice a year I got in twice a month from this location. 

I am very grateful of Misters Ron Mathieu, Executive Director, Bryan Malinowski, Deputy Executive Director, Alan Williams (bless his soul), Director-Human Resources and Administration and Charley Jones, Director of Operations for having the opportunity to work at Clinton National Airport.

I currently live in Cabot, Arkansas with my wife Charlotte and our two Yorkie fur balls -- Abby and Beaux.

Enjoying life, having fun playing chess.


Still loving my P-3's


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1972, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 40011
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Advancement Schools and CoursesVT-4 Rubber Ducks/Mighty WarbucksSERE SchoolVP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
VP-17 White LightingVP-19 Big RedNaval Aviation Depot Alameda (NAVAVNDEPOT)VP-48 Boomerangers
VP-47 Golden Swordsmen
  1972-1973, AMS A School
  1973-1976, AM-0000, VT-4 Rubber Ducks/Mighty Warbucks
  1976-1976, AM-0000, SERE School
  1976-1977, AM-8251, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
  1977-1980, AM-8251, VP-17 White Lighting
  1980-1984, AM-8251, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
  1984-1987, AM-8251, VP-19 Big Red
  1987-1990, AM-8251, Naval Aviation Depot Alameda (NAVAVNDEPOT)
  1990-1991, AM-8251, VP-48 Boomerangers
  1991-1992, AM-8251, VP-47 Golden Swordsmen
 Colleges Attended 
Southern University, Baton RougeEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  1971-1971, Southern University, Baton Rouge
  1992-1994, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University1
  1995-1999, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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