Skelly, Michael, CWO3

Chief Warrant Officer
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Service Branch
Aviation Electronic Technician
Current/Last Primary NEC
738X-Warrant Officer - Aviation Electronics Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Chief Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
1995-1999, 738X, Commander Airborne Early Warning Wing Pacific (COMAEWWINGPAC), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
Previously Held NEC
AT-6709-E-2C Group II AEW System Maintenance Technician
AT-8264-E-2C AEW Flight Tech
AT-8306-E-2C Group II Organizational Systems Maintenance Technician
734X-Warrant Officer - Aviation Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1978 - 1999
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Tailhook
Aviation Electronic Technician
Chief Warrant Officer 3

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Cold War Medal Persian Gulf Yacht Club

LDO/CWO


 Military Association Memberships
Navy Mustang AssociationPost 2632, Patuxent River Naval Air Station PostPatriot Guard RidersRolling Thunder
Tailhook AssociationUnited States Navy Memorial Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Navy League of the United States
  1992, Navy Mustang Association [Verified]
  2004, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2632, Patuxent River Naval Air Station Post (Member) (California, Maryland) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2005, Patriot Guard Riders
  2005, Rolling Thunder [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Tailhook Association
  2007, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Patriot Guard Riders
  2009, Navy League of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 Ribbon Bar
Air Crew Wings
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1978, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 227
 Duty Stations
NATTC (Faculty Staff) Millington, TN, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)School Assignments - StaffVAW-110 FirebirdsUSS Midway (CV-41)
Commander Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS)VAW-115 Liberty BellsNATTC (Faculty Staff)  Memphis, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)VAW-114 Hormel HawgsCommander Carrier Air Wing 15 (CVW-15), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)LDO/CWO Indoctrination School (Faculty Staff)VAW-113 Black EaglesCommander Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
Commander Airborne Early Warning Wing Pacific (COMAEWWINGPAC), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1978-1979, NATTC (Faculty Staff) Millington, TN, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
  1979-1979, AT-6709, Naval Aircrew School
  1980-1982, VAW-110 Firebirds
  1982-1985, USS Midway (CV-41)
  1982-1985, Commander Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1982-1985, USS Midway (CV-41)
  1982-1985, Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS)
  1983-1985, AT-8264, VAW-115 Liberty Bells
  1985-1986, NATTC (Faculty Staff) Memphis, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
  1986-1989, Navy Technical Training Units Only
  1989-1992, VAW-114 Hormel Hawgs
  1989-1992, Commander Carrier Air Wing 15 (CVW-15), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1989-1992, AT-8306, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
  1991-1992, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  1992-1992, LDO/CWO Indoctrination School (Faculty Staff)
  1992-1992, 738X, CWO Chief Warrant Officer School (Faculty Staff)
  1992-1995, 734X, VAW-113 Black Eagles
  1992-1995, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
  1992-1995, Commander Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1995-1999, 738X, Commander Airborne Early Warning Wing Pacific (COMAEWWINGPAC), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1975-2015 RIMPAC Exercise Series
  1982-1982 READEX 82
  1982-1982 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '82
  1983-1983 Cold War Incident - KAL Flight 007 Shootdown (Sea of Japan)
  1984-1984 FLEETEX 85
  1985-1985 Training Exercise - UNITAS '85
  1987-1987 Operation Earnest Will (Iran)
  1989-1989 Operation Just Cause (Panama)
  1989-1989 Operation Just Cause (Panama)9
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1993-1993 Operation Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) '93
 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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional and achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
National UniversityUniversity of Phoenix
  1982-1982, National University
  2000-2005, University of Phoenix
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Ryan's Boot Camp Graduation9
  Jan 01, 1978, Retired
  Mar 02, 2003, Shane's Boot Camp Graduation13
  Mar 22, 2007, Random Pictures12
  Jul 07, 2007, Wedding Pictures2
  Aug 04, 2008, Ryan Heading into Boot Camp1
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