Brent, John, OS2

Operations Specialist
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
OS-0340-Global Command & Control Systems Maritime 4.x Operator
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Operations Specialist
Primary Unit
1988-1993, OS-0000, USS Shreveport (LPD-12)
Previously Held NEC
OS-0000-Operations Specialist
Service Years
1988 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Plank Owner
Suez Canal
OS-Operations Specialist
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What are you doing now:
After 25 years combined active duty and contractor support, I had enough of 'gubmut work'. It was time for something new and in the commercial sector. No regrets over the work I did while in Defense. It was good stuff, for the right people. But, contractor companies didn't hold that view and being a contractor had become far too similar to being a government employee in that regard.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1988, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 160
 Duty Stations
(OS) Operations  Specialist A SchoolUSS Shreveport (LPD-12)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)Naval Space Command (NSC - NAVSPACECOM), United States Space Command (USSPACECOM)
  1988-1988, OS-0000, (OS) Operations Specialist A School
  1988-1993, OS-0000, USS Shreveport (LPD-12)
  1993-1993, OS-0000, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1993-1996, OS-0000, Naval Space Command (NSC - NAVSPACECOM), United States Space Command (USSPACECOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1989-1989 NEO - US Embassy in Beirut (Lebanon)
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
 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?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount 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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
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