Andresen, John, CWO3

Chief Warrant Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Service Branch
Electronic Technician
Current/Last Primary NEC
718X-Warrant Officer - Electronics Technician - Surface
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Chief Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
1988-1991, 718X, USS Midway (CV-41)
Previously Held NEC
ET-1436-KWR-37/KG-14 Crypto Maintenance
ET-1436-KWR-37/KG-14 Crypto Maintenance
Service Years
1970 - 1991
Foreign Language(s)
Electronic Technician
Chief Warrant Officer 3

 Official Badges 

Career Counselor Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated Cold War Medal

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Persian Gulf Yacht Club Persian Excursion Blue Star

LDO/CWO Excellence Award for the best Communication Departments

 Military Association Memberships
Post 2100, Old Guard Post-National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2011, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2100, Old Guard Post (Member) (Everett, Washington) - Chap. Page
  2011, -National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Officer Badge
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1970, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 50162
 Duty Stations
USS Waldron (DD-699)Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)NAVCOMSTA JapanUSS Enhance (MSO-437)
USS Oklahoma City (CG-5)COMSEVENTHFLTUSS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)Combat Systems Technical Schools Command (Faculty Staff)
USS Oldendorf (DD-972)USS Dubuque (LPD-8)USS Midway (CV-41)
  1970-1970, USS Waldron (DD-699)
  1970-1971, Naval & Marine Corps Reserve Center (NMCRC)
  1973-1977, NAVCOMSTA Japan
  1977-1978, ET-1436, USS Enhance (MSO-437)
  1978-1979, ET-1436, USS Oklahoma City (CG-5)
  1978-1979, ET-1436, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1979-1981, ET-1436, USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)
  1981-1984, ET-1436, Combat Systems Technical Schools Command (Faculty Staff)
  1984-1986, ET-1436, USS Oldendorf (DD-972)
  1986-1988, 718X, USS Dubuque (LPD-8)
  1988-1991, 718X, USS Midway (CV-41)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1991-1991 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 were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are 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?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and 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 helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Maryland at College ParkSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1973-1976, University of Maryland at College Park
  1981-1984, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
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