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 Association Memberships
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.
Other Comments:
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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, Naval Reserve Center (NRC) 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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