Garrett, James, CAPT

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Current Service Status
USNR Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
163X-Special Duty Officer - Intelligence
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
2007-2008, 163X, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command (NRIC)/Reserve Intelligence Area South West (RIASW)
Previously Held NEC
9421-Commanding Officer, Naval Shore Activity
9420-Officer in Charge Naval Shore Activity
Service Years
1966 - 2008
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner

 Official Badges 

Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific (JICPAC) US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Cold War Veteran Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval InstituteNaval Reserve AssociationMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)Department of Colorado
NTWS Unit Historian
  1984, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1985, Naval Reserve Association [Verified]
  2007, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, American Legion, Department of Colorado (Member) (Denver, Colorado) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2017, NTWS Unit Historian [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Enjoying retirement and traveling.
Other Comments:

A Colorado native, before graduation from Westminster High School in 1966 I enlisted in the Naval Reserve on what was called a minority enlistment (I was only 17).  My basic training at RTC San Diego began in August 1966.  Following basic training, I was first assigned to USS Greenlet (ASR 10) home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During my time on the USS Greenlet I made numerous WESTPAC cruises with a port visits in Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines and assignments in Vietnam. Following my promotion to Signalman Third Class I was assigned to the USS Dale (DLG 19) -- home ported in San Diego, CA. Another WESTPAC cruise was made in 1969 with notable port visits in Japan, Gulf of Tonkin with the USS Enterprise, Philippines, operations resulting from the attack by North Korea of an EC-131 aircraft, crossing the Equator and cruising to New Zealand.  Upon return to San Diego in September 1969, my enlistment ended and I returned home.

In 1979, I re-affiliated with the Naval Reserve as a Signalman Second Class and joined a Naval Control of Shipping Reserve Unit (NCSO FE 118).  My assignments included Merchant Ship Boarding officer and Career Counselor. During this tour with Naval Control of Shipping, I participated in naval control of shipping exercises in the United States and Japan.  During my time with the unit, I submitted an application for a direct commission and was selected as a Restricted Line officer with a designator for Intelligence (1635) and commissioned as a new Ensign in 1984. I was assigned to an Intelligence Reserve Unit, Fleet Intelligence Rapid Support Team, Pacific (FIRSTPAC 0571) (JICPAC 0571) with subsequent assignments to NR FIRSTPAC 1371(JICPAC 1371) as a plank owner, and NSIU 0171 (U. S. Space Command) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In October 1996, I returned to JICPAC 0571 and held assignments as an Intelligence analyst, awards officer for JICPAC 0571 and Reserve Intelligence Area-5, Assistant Officer-in-Charge (AOIC) and Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of JICPAC 0571's Second Drill Weekend including duties as the Production Chief to the Reserve Production Center Denver at Buckley AFB. 

In 2002, as a Commander, I was selected as Commanding Officer for NR Office of Naval Intelligence 1071Upon completion of my command tour, I was assigned as the Deputy OIC for the Navy Reserve Element NR NORTHCOM to the J2 of NORTHERN COMMAND.

In 2006, I was Selected and promoted to Captain.  My assignments included staff positions with Reserve Intelligence Area Commander Five and Reserve Intelligence Area Commander Southwest in Denver and San Diego.

In 2007 I retired as a Sergeant with the Denver Police Department after serving as a police officer for 32 years.

In 2008, I submitted my retirement request and officially retired in October 2008.
Among my service awards and military decorations, are the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medals and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. I reside in Thornton, Colorado with my wife Karen. 
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
Map Legend: 3%, 9 of 263 Territories

ChinaHong KongJapanKorea, SouthNew ZealandPhilippinesTaiwanUnited StatesVietnam

Your Description WestPAC 1966-1969 aboard USS Greenlet ASR-10 and USS Dale DLG-19

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 4642
 Duty Stations
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CAUSS Greenlet (ASR-10)USS Dale (DLG-19)Military Sealift Command Headquarters (MSCHQ)/Military Sealift Command Far East (MSCFE)
Naval Control of Shipping Office (NCSO)FICPACJoint Intelligence Center Pacific (JICPAC)North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
United States Space Command (USSPACECOM)Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)Naval Reserve Intelligence Command (NRIC)/Reserve Intelligence Area 5 (RIA-5)US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM)
Naval Reserve Intelligence Command (NRIC)/Reserve Intelligence Area South West (RIASW)
  1966-1966, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1966-1967, USS Greenlet (ASR-10)
  1967-1968, USS Greenlet (ASR-10)
  1968-1968, SM-0000, USS Greenlet (ASR-10)
  1968-1969, SM-0000, USS Dale (DLG-19)
  1979-1984, SM-0000, Military Sealift Command Headquarters (MSCHQ)/Military Sealift Command Far East (MSCFE)
  1979-1984, SM-0000, Naval Control of Shipping Office (NCSO)
  1984-1986, FICPAC
  1986-1988, FICPAC
  1990-1992, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific (JICPAC)
  1992-1994, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
  1996-1996, 163X, United States Space Command (USSPACECOM)
  1996-2002, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific (JICPAC)/JICPAC Detachment
  2002-2004, 9421, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  2003-2003, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command (NRIC)/Reserve Intelligence Area 5 (RIA-5)
  2004-2006, 9420, US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM)
  2007-2008, 163X, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command (NRIC)/Reserve Intelligence Area South West (RIASW)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (66-67)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1969 Cold War Incident - EC-121 shootdown (Korea)
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
Metropolitan State College of Denver
  1974-1980, Metropolitan State College of Denver
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 23, 2012, General Photos2
  Sep 13, 2013, Forum Photos1
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