Gumpman, Glenn, ET1

Electronics Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
ET-3373-Nuclear Propulsion Plant Maintenance Supervisor-Electronics
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1982-1986, ET-3373, USS Sturgeon (SSN-637)
Previously Held NEC
ET-1501-Basic Electronics Maintenanceman
ET-3353-Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Plant - Reactor Control
ET-3363-Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Plant Supervisor - Reactor Control
Service Years
1978 - 1986
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
ET-Electronics Technician
Two Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Patriot Guard RidersUnited States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI)United States Navy Memorial
  2006, Patriot Guard Riders [Verified]
  2008, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Enjoying reconnecting with friends and shipmates from my past via this fine site and a couple of others. Technology isn't ALL bad. Growing my list of "long lost" friends that I've reconnected with, both Navy and High School. That is very enjoyable. Like I said, technology is not all bad.

Life just keeps racing by.... I have no idea where it goes. But, these days it seems to go by way too fast. Hard to believe it has now been a little over 31 years since I separated from the Navy.... Life may well be going by fast, but, I am enjoying the ride!
Other Comments:
I married Cam just a few months before I got out. We are still married and the proud parents of 2 lovely daughters. Both of them are now college graduates. My goodness, I have no idea where all those years went. Catherine,the eldest graduated from Sweet Brial College in 2010 and married in August 2013, making me a Father-in-law. I then became a Grandfather in September of 2015 with the birth of Penny Elizabeth. Not quite sure how I am supposed to act now. Though, I'm feeling very blessed. Catherine and her husband recently welcomed Samuel Edward to the family December of 2017. This grandparent thing fits me well! "The baby", Bonnie, is a 2011 graduate from Roanoke College with a BS in Mathematics and is working for an insurance company. She moved to Richmond, VA in the spring of 2017. Leaving us with that "empty nest". I am so very proud of both of them.

As a form of rebellion, I swore I "would never cut my hair" after I got out of the Navy. Well that did not turn out to be entirely true. However, I have kept it quite long. Cutting off 19 inches after my 20 year high school reunion. Then cutting off 11 inches on 3 different occasions to give to "Locks of Love", a program to make wigs for young cancer patients. It is growing back again, however slowly and is mid shoulder blade as I type this.

I am an active motorcyclist. I replaced my 2002 Kawasaki ZR-7S that had over 59,800 miles on it in January of 2015 and upgraded to a 2014 Honda CRB-650F. It is a similar bike, but, so much more modern. Loving it thus far! Currently have 15,000 miles on it and riding year round (at least a little). I am very active with the Patriot Guard ( in the Central Virginia area. If you are not involved, it's my opinion, that you should check it out. It is a great organization.

Was so very glad to be at the FIRST OFFICIAL USS Sturgeon (SSN-637) Reuion in September of 2011. It was outstanding. Crew members present from the entire life of the boat were present. 70+ in all. I can not express how glad I was to see those old faces again. Making new friends was just as positive. Can NOT wait for the next one!!! Even more excited to have made the SECOND OFFICIAL USS Sturgeon (SSN-637) Reunion in September of 2013. A chance to meet up with great men / great friends. PLUS, a photo op with and ON the ship's sail. Yep, it was another outstanding get together.
The THIRD OFFICAIL USS Sturgeon (SSN-637) Reuion was in September of 2016. This time we met in Groton, CT and had a great turnout. Some new faces joined us and we all bonded well. Spent some time at the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) and Submarine Museum. Good food, good times, good friends. Once again looking forward to the next one!!!

While it was a "less good" reason for a get together, I was very happy to meet up with 6 other USS Sturgeon (SSN-637) shipmates for the burial service for Captain C.E. Armitage at Arlington National Cemetery in Jun of 2012.

Check back soon......


Unit Pages I Administer
USS Sturgeon (SS-187)
USS Sturgeon (SSN-637)
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  6 Sailors Remembered
  • Joiner, Mark, PO1, (1978-1990)
 Photo Album   (More...

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Submarine Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1978, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL)
 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and CoursesNPS Orlando, Fl (Faculty Staff), Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff)Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Idaho Falls (Staff)USS Sturgeon (SSN-637)
  1978-1978, Basic Electricity and Electronics B School
  1979-1979, ET-1501, (ET) Electronics Technician A School
  1979-1980, ET-3353, NPS Orlando, Fl (Faculty Staff), Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff)
  1980-1980, ET-3353, Nuclear Power Training School Prototype Training Course
  1980-1982, ET-3363, Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Idaho Falls (Staff)
  1982-1982, ET-3353, Electronics Technician Maintenance School (ETMS)
  1982-1986, ET-3373, USS Sturgeon (SSN-637)
 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.
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 helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Trident Technical College
  1986-1986, Trident Technical College
  1999-2001, Others/Not Listed
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  National D-Day Memorial; Bedford, Virginia4
  Patriot Guard Riders13
  Lynchburg, Virginia84
  Photography Photos (is that redundant?)4
  Heritage United Methodist Church5
  Jul 03, 2006, A Soldier's Healing Field6
  Nov 08, 2007, Stained Glass15
  Dec 10, 2007, Motorcycle Related Stuff25
  Oct 01, 2008, Sturgeon 19
  Oct 10, 2010, Mount Pleasant War Memorial10
  Oct 10, 2010, Cold War Submarine Memorial30
  Nov 30, 2010, Silliness....9
  Jul 13, 2011, Appalachia Service Project25
  Oct 01, 2011, USS Sturgeon (SSN-637) Reunion12
  Feb 14, 2012, Forum Photos78
  Jul 13, 2012, Submarine Memorials66
  Oct 16, 2012, General Photos1
  Apr 12, 2013, U.S. Submarine Museum - Groton, CT15
  May 04, 2013, NASCAR Driving Experience7
  Jul 31, 2013, Message Photos1
  Aug 17, 2013, Catherine & Logan's Wedding20
  Sep 07, 2013, 2013 Sturgeon Reunion8
  May 04, 2014, Rochester, NY Vietnam Veteran's Memorial7
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