Dixon, Thomas, GMT1

Gunner's Mate Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
GM-0891-Mk 16 ASROC Launcher
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate Technician
Primary Unit
1979-1981, GMT-0891, USS Reasoner (FF-1063)
Previously Held NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
GMT-0891-Mk 13 ASROC Launcher
GMT-0000-Gunners Mate Technician
Service Years
1961 - 1981
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cannon Cockers Card
Cold War
Great Lakes
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation New Life
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
GMT-Gunner's Mate Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms Gun Captain (pre-1969) US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Persian Gulf Yacht Club Cold War Medal

Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

Efficiency Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
Naval Submarine LeagueNavy Nuclear Weapons Association  (NNWA)Destroyer Escort Sailors AssociationBranch 289
USS Long Beach (CGN-9) AssociationNational Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)United States Navy Memorial
Chapter 12Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Association of Gunner's MatesVietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
Veterans of the Vietnam War
  1962, Naval Submarine League [Verified]
  1967, Navy Nuclear Weapons Association (NNWA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1972, Destroyer Escort Sailors Association [Verified]
  1979, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 289 (Member) (Imperial Beach, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1990, USS Long Beach (CGN-9) Association [Verified]
  1993, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1998, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 12 (Member) (Henderson, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Association of Gunner's Mates [Verified]
  2008, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Veterans of the Vietnam War [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1961, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 494
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Permit (SSN-594)USS Ingersoll (DD-652)Advancement Schools and CoursesUSS Agerholm (DD-826)
USS Long Beach (CGN-9)Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)USS Kirk (FF-1087)USS Buchanan (DDG-14)
US NavyUSS Reasoner (FF-1063)
  1962-1963, USS Permit (SSN-594)
  1963-1966, GM-0000, USS Ingersoll (DD-652)
  1966-1966, GMG-0000, (GM) Gunners Mate A School
  1966-1966, GM-0891, (GM) Gunners Mate C School
  1966-1968, GM-0891, USS Agerholm (DD-826)
  1968-1970, GM-0891, USS Long Beach (CGN-9)
  1970-1972, GM-0891, Development and Training Center (DATC), Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
  1972-1976, GMT-0891, USS Kirk (FF-1087)
  1976-1977, GM-0891, USS Buchanan (DDG-14)
  1977-1979, GMT-0891, San Diego, CA, Fleet Maintenance Assistance Group, Pacific (FMAGPAC)
  1977-1979, GMT-0000, Fleet Maintenance Assistance Group, Pacific (FMAGPAC)
  1979-1981, GMT-0891, USS Reasoner (FF-1063)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1900-2020 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)
  1962-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (62-65)
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (70)
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Eagle Pull (Cambodia)
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Frequent Wind (Vietnam)
  1975-1975 Operation New Life (Vietnam)
 Colleges Attended 
Southwestern College
  1981-1984, Southwestern College
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