Smith, William, ABE3

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch & Recovery
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Current Service Status
USNR Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
ABE-7004-C-13 Mod 1 Catapult
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch & Recovery
Primary Unit
1981-1984, ABE-7004, USS America (CV-66)
Previously Held NEC
00E-Unknown NEC/Rate
AB-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate
ABE-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch/Recovery
Service Years
1980 - 1991
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Suez Canal
ABE-Aviation Boatswain's Launch & Recovery
Two Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge US Coast Guard Honorable Discharge

Cold War Medal USCG Cutterman Pin Cold War Veteran GONZO Station Yacht Club

Did the Ditch (Suez Canal)

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 Ribbon Bar
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1980, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 378
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NATTC (Staff)  Memphis, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)USS America (CV-66)USS Independence (CV-62)VR-48 Capital Skyliners
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
  1981-1981, 00E, NATTC (Staff) Memphis, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)
  1981-1984, ABE-7004, USS America (CV-66)
  1984-1988, AB-0000, USS Independence (CV-62)
  1988-1988, AB-0000, VR-48 Capital Skyliners
  1988-1991, ABE-0000, Individual Ready Reserve - IRR
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1981-1981 Deployment - Mediterranean (MED) Cruise '81
  1982-1982 Operation Northern Wedding 1982
  1982-1984 US Multinational Force Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission
  1983-1983 Deployment - Mediterranean (MED) Cruise '83
  1984-1984 Deployment - Mediterranean (MED) Cruise '84
 Colleges Attended 
Northern Virginia Community College
  1985-1987, Northern Virginia Community College
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post 491Post 4600, Fox River Post
  2001, American Legion, Post 491 (Member) (Mc Henry, Illinois) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2001, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4600, Fox River Post (Member) (McHenry, Illinois) - Chap. Page
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