Brumm, James, JO1

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1962-1966, JO-0000, AFRS New York
Service Years
1959 - 1967
Two Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Era Seabees, IncChapter 885
  2006, Vietnam Era Seabees, Inc
  2020, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 885 (Wilmington , North Carolina)1 - Chap. Page

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
Local news keeps me busy these days, with energy reporting focused on nuclear and utilities for Wilmington's StarNews, the local newspaper; WHQR, the local public radio; and Reuters. Reports to the wire have also included articles about Carolina governments on all levels for the Municipal Bond Desk and bits of spot news from time to time.


Other Comments:
The freelancing keeps me in the action, providing some return for the hours I spend on the Internet. It is the unplanned result of taking a buyout from Reuters in December 2001 to end that bane of working in New York City -- commuting. At the time, my hope was to find a small news room, with clean air and a short commute. Instead I found a lot of sticker shock and age discrimination. In the summer of 2006, my wife's need for cleaner air than New Jersey provides forced a move without the hoped for new job. The result, freelance reporting from the Carolinas, where I appear to have created the news room I could not find.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1959, Naval Aviation Cadet Program/Navy Pre-flight School (Pensacola, FL), 34-59
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLUS NavyVFP-62CNO - OPNAV
AFRS New YorkNaval Construction Force (NCF)3rd Naval Construction Brigade, Pearl Harbor, HI
  1959-1960, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1960-1960, Chief Naval Air Basic Training (CNABATRA)
  1960-1962, JO-0000, VFP-62
  1962-1962, JO-0000, CNO - OPNAV
  1962-1966, JO-0000, AFRS New York
  1966-1966, JO-0000, 31st Naval Construction Regiment
  1966-1967, JO-0000, 3rd Naval Construction Brigade, Pearl Harbor, HI
  1967-1967, JO-0000, Philadelphia
 Colleges Attended 
Michigan State UniversityRutgers University
  1956-1959, Michigan State University
  1964-1964, Rutgers University
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