Arnold, David, STCM

Sonar Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Sonar Technician
Primary Unit
1978-1979, ST-9502, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
Previously Held NEC
SOG-0000-Sonar Technician Surface
ST-0440-Basic Surface Sonar Technician
ST-0431-MK 111 Underwater Battery Fire Control System Technician
ST-9508-Recruit/Assistant Recruit Company Commander/Recruit Instructor
ST-0455-AN/SQS-23 Operations and Maintenance
Service Years
1958 - 1979
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Horned Shellback
ST-Sonar Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command Recruit Company Commander Career Counselor

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)USS Towers (DDG-9) Association
  1988, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, USS Towers (DDG-9) Association [Verified]
  2011, USS Douglas H. Fox (DD779) Association [Verified]
  2012, USS Douglas H. Fox (DD779) Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After retiring from the Navy, I went to work for McDonnell Douglas Corporation as an instructor for the Harpoon and Tomahawk Weapons Control Systems.  I also completed my college undergraduate work during this time and then obtained a masters degree from Webster University.  From 1989 to 1996 I was the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Weapons Control System Logistics Program Manager at McDonnel Douglas.
After 17 plus years with the company I retired as the Missile Systems Division Training Manager.  I then taught business and production/operations courses at the university level for seven years at Sanford Brown College and Park University.

I am now fully retired and play as much golf as I can.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1958, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 371
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)USS Shenandoah (AD-26)US Navy(ST) Fleet Sonar A School
USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779)NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILLCommander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)USS Stormes (DD-780)
Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CAUSS Towers (DDG-9)
  1958-1958, HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1958-1959, SO-0000, (SO) Sonarman Class A School
  1959-1959, SO-0000, USS Shenandoah (AD-26)
  1959-1961, SO-0000, USS Holder (DDE-819)
  1961-1961, SOG-0000, (ST) Fleet Sonar A School
  1962-1964, SOG-0000, USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779)
  1964-1964, ST-9502, NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
  1964-1967, ST-9502, NAVRESCEN Forest Park, IL
  1967-1969, ST-0440, USS Stormes (DD-780)
  1970-1970, ST-0431, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
  1970-1971, ST-0431, USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)
  1971-1975, ST-9508, HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1976-1976, ST-0455, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
  1976-1978, ST-0431, USS Towers (DDG-9)
  1978-1979, ST-9502, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
Park UniversityWebster University
  1985-1991, Park University
  1997-1998, Webster University
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