Johnsick, Louis, GSC

Gas Turbine System Technician
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
GSE-4123-DD-963/DDG-993/CG-47 Class Gas Turbine Electrical Maint Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Gas Turbine System Technician
Primary Unit
2008-Present, GSE-4123, Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5)
Previously Held NEC
GSE-4129-FFG-7 Class Gas Turbine Electrical Maintenance Technician
NC-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
GSM-4131-LCAC Craft Engineer/Assistant Operator
GSE-4129-FFG-7 Class Gas Turbine Electrical Maintenance Technician
0167-LCAC Craftmaster
GSE-4123-CG-47 Gas Turbine Electrical Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1985 - 2009
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Iwo Jima
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Panama Canal
Suez Canal
GS-Gas Turbine System Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20 Recruiting Command of Excellence


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated

Persian Gulf Yacht Club


 Military Association Memberships
American LegionVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
  2008, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I was a GSEC who happened to be an LCAC Craftmaster for the last 6 years of my career. I really enjoyed my job as a hovercraft driver. At times though, I wish I had gone back to a ship, but I was pretty well spoiled in the life of a shipboard passenger and wanted to keep it that way. I officially transferred to the Fleet Reserves on 1Mar09. I've been home with my family in Opelika, Alabama since 13Dec08. I have had three jobs since I retired and none of them really worked for me. I was working on my degree in Human Resource Management, thanks to the VA's VR&E program. In September 2011 I accepted a position with my current employer. It was just too good to pass up. So far, so good with Marinette Marine. Great organization, great people, great benefits. Just wish it wasn't so far away from home and the family. 
   
Other Comments:
Transition from Navy chief to civilian is a difficult one. One that requires a lot of self analysis, discipline and focus. What surprised me more though was how my whole family has had to deal with the transition as well. They miss the lifestyle just as much as I do.
   
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Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge
Petty Officer in Charge (Small Craft) Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1985, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 062
 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffUSS Mcclusky (FFG-41)USS Aubrey Fitch (FFG-34)NRD Los Angeles
Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5)USS Anchorage (LSD-36)USS Fort Mchenry (LSD-43)
Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5)/Det WESTPAC ALFAUSS Rushmore (LSD-47)Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)/Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA)Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)/Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC)
USS Comstock (LSD-45)USS Essex (LHD-2)USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49)USS Tortuga (LSD-46)
  1985-1986, GSE-4129, (GS) A School, Great Lakes, IL
  1986-1987, GSE-4129, USS Mcclusky (FFG-41)
  1987-1988, GSE-4123, (GS) C School, Great Lakes, IL
  1988-1991, GSE-4129, USS Aubrey Fitch (FFG-34)
  1991-1994, NC-9585, NRD Los Angeles
  1994-1994, GSM-4131, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)
  1994-1998, GSM-4131, Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5)
  1995-1996, GSM-4131, USS Anchorage (LSD-36)
  1997-1997, GSM-4131, USS Fort Mchenry (LSD-43)
  1997-1997, GSM-4131, Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5)/Det WESTPAC ALFA
  1998-1998, GSM-4131, USS Rushmore (LSD-47)
  1998-2002, GSE-4129, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)/Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA)
  1999-2000, GSE-4129, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)/Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC)
  2002-2002, 0167, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)
  2002-2006, 0167, Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5)
  2004-2004, 0167, USS Comstock (LSD-45)
  2006-2006, 0167, USS Essex (LHD-2)
  2006-2008, 0167, Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5)/Det WESTPAC ALFA
  2007-2007, 0167, USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49)
  2007-2007, 0167, USS Tortuga (LSD-46)
  2008-Present, GSE-4123, Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1987-1988 Operation Earnest Will (Iran)
  1990-1991 Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)3
 Colleges Attended 
Central Texas CollegeUniversity of Maryland University CollegeTroy State University
  2005-2007, Central Texas College1
  2008-Present, University of Maryland University College
  2010-2011, Southern Union Community College, Opelika, AL1
  2011-2011, Troy State University
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