Moeller, Herman, CMC

Dental Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
DT-0000-Dental Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Dental Technician
Primary Unit
1984-1987, DT-0000, Naval Dental Clinic (NDC) Yokosuka, NRDC Yokosuka
Previously Held NEC
AB-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate
DT-8752-Dental Laboratory Technician, Basic
DT-8753-Dental Laboratory Technician, Advanced
Service Years
1957 - 1987
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Shellback
DT-Dental Technician
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

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

Navy Chief Initiated Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Post 217, Clarence La Belle PostFleet Reserve Association (FRA)United States Navy Memorial American Legion
Marine Corps Heritage FoundationNavy Together We ServedUnited States Naval Institute
  1977, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 217, Clarence La Belle Post (Member) (Minneapolis, Minnesota) - Chap. Page
  1981, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1984, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2002, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2014, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Finally, retired-retired and time to enjoy life!  Continue to enjoy the hobbies of model railroading and photography (with some success).  Eleven (11) photographs published by the International Library of Photography.  Have also won several local photo contests with cash awards, ribbons  and photographs in  local calendars... the  "Bank  of Wilmington"   and  the  "WECT's  Collector's  Calendar(s)"   2005,  2007,  2010  and  2011.   WECT  is a  local  "NBC"  TV station here in Wilmington, NC.
Other Comments:
RETIRED  with Thirty (30) Years and Five (5) Days of continuous active duty service. That way..."no one uld say;  I didn't do a full thirty.  After  retiring from the navy on 1 July 1987,  I worked part-time and full- time  teaching English conversation.  Lived in Japan for a total of 18 years (3 tours of duty)  plus 8 years after retiring.  Taught English  conversation in Japan for a total of 16 years.  Also worked as a "U. S. Civil Service" employee in Japan for 5  years. Working in a military "post office" at the U. S. Naval Hospital,  Yokosuka, Japan.  Transfering to the United States in Febryuary 1995, (Civil Service) worked at the Marine Corps Logistic Base,  Albany, GA... Branch Medical Clinic in the "Industrial Hygiene Department.  As an "Industrial Hygiene Technician"  for 6 1/2 years.  Retired from Civil Service in December 2000, and then moved to Wilmington, NC in February 2001. Shortly after coming to Wilmington was employed by the "Wilmington Railroad Museum"  for 4 1/2 years.  As a "tour guide," "model railroad engineer/ maintenance person and worked in and managed the Gift Shop for a brief period of time. Stopped working for about a year.  In April 2007  when the railroad museum moved to a new location,  I  returned  and managed the gift shop until  2 January 2014.   I have been a member of the Wilmington Railroad Museum since 1992.    Also a member of the "Model Railroaders."  A group of men who do the maintenance, up-grading, and operations  of the three (3)  major train layouts in the museum. The model railroaders in five (5) years have built and continue upgrade and improve  two (2) "HO gauge" and  one (1) "O gauge (Lionel)" train layouts in the railroad  museum.  There is  currently some discussion about building a "G Gauge" train or (large scale) train to circle the Gift Ship, though we have a short run track now which the children love and are delighted to watch.  I'm known as the "Lionel Train Guy."  I've been a Lionel Train collector and operator for many year............Yes, I "Still  Play  With Trains"  and enjoy the sounds, actions and  operation of electric trains.  ******SPECIAL EVENT******   The Model Railroaders of the Wilmington Railroad Museum on Saturday  April 23,2011 attempted to set a new record for the longest model train as certified by "Guinness World Record's."  The event was held at the Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, North Carolina,  At 3:55 PM,  Saturday April 23, 2011,  the Guinness World Records was set  for the world's longest  model train (925.55 feet  - 1,653  assorted  railroad cars and 31  ALCO  C628 Locomotives)  and the most distance traveled 750 feet.   In model length, the train was 190 feet longer than the battleship USS North Carolina. Which by the way... is here in Wilmington  purchase by the children of North Carolina through a penny drive.   Actual Train weight  was 472 pounds (real weight 64,380 tons)   Real Length 15.10 miles.  Real engines would generate 93,500 horsepower combined. QUITE A DAY... to say the least.   Additional, taught "English as a Second Language (ESL) at the local community college... "Cape Fear Community  College :from  November 2002 to May 2012.    Classes were two (2) nights a week for three (3) hours Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:00 to  9:00 PM.  Most of the students  spoke Spanish  (which I did not) ; however, I did have students from several European and Asian countries.  I did teach English conversation in Japan for 16 years, so teaching in Wilmington at the community college really presented very few problems if any.  Actually was a lot of fun; however, I enjoyed teaching more in Japan to be perfectly honest.  I finally decided... it was time to retire- retire and just sit back and enjoy life. So effective "2 January 2014"    "I NO LONGER  WORK  nor am  EMPLOYEED.   This way a can do a little more photgraghy, play with trains  and  spend a little more time with my "Lady Friend  (Peggy)."   Met Peggy in 2009,  on a blind date set up by one of my railroad friends and his wife. Peggy was a retired nurse (my Florence Nightingale) who also Line Danced  ( for 20 years) three days a week  at the Senior Center here in Wilmgton, NC 
   Peggy was never going to fall in LOVE,  but she did and we had and enjoyed the most wonderful relationship a couple could ever possible have. I LOVE Peggy more than any lady I had ever in my life. She was the kindnest, most thoughtful person, had a heart of gold and she was always two steps ahead of everybody, never met a stranger and sweeter then sugar, and a TURE SOUTHERN COUNTRY  GAL
SMART as a whip and never stopped studying.      Peggy could have been number one her graduating class from Nursing School, but she missed one question so another student could be number one in the class.   Peggy was NOT A SELFISH PERSON nor did she seek  fame and gorly.


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1957, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 20711
 Duty Stations
USS Antietam (CV-36)Advancement Schools and CoursesNational Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda, MDUS Navy
USS Delta (AR-9)USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)NAS Atsugi Naval Postgraduate Dental School, National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda, MD
National Naval Dental Center (NNDC) Bethesda, MD, National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda, MDBureau of Medicine (BUMED)Naval Dental Clinic (NDC) Yokosuka, NRDC Yokosuka
  1957-1958, AB-0000, USS Antietam (CV-36)
  1958-1958, DT-0000, (DT) Dental Technician A School
  1959-1959, DT-8752, (DT) Dental Technician C School
  1959-1961, DT-8752, National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda, MD
  1961-1961, DT-8753, Dental Advanced Prosthetics
  1962-1962, DT-8753, NAVSTA - NAVBASE - NAVFAC- NAB -NOB - NOS
  1962-1963, DT-8753, USS Delta (AR-9)
  1963-1964, DT-8753, USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
  1964-1966, DT-8753, Naval Dental School (Staff) Bethesda, MD , National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda, MD
  1966-1968, DT-8753, USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
  1969-1971, DT-8753, NAS Atsugi
  1972-1973, DT-8753, Naval Postgraduate Dental School, National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda, MD
  1973-1975, DT-8753, Associate Degree Complete Program
  1975-1977, DT-8753, National Naval Dental Center (NNDC) Bethesda, MD, National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda, MD
  1977-1981, DT-0000, NRDC Yokosuka, Navy Regional Dental Center (NRDC/NDC)
  1981-1984, DT-0000, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
  1984-1987, DT-0000, Naval Dental Clinic (NDC) Yokosuka, NRDC Yokosuka
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1968 Vietnam War
  1964-1968 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (66-67)
 Colleges Attended 
Northern Virginia Community CollegeUniversity of Maryland University College
  1973-1975, Northern Virginia Community College
  1977-1979, University of Maryland University College
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