DeCosta, Daniel, CAPT

Line Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1996-1998, 132X, NAVAIRRESCEN/STA (NARC/NARS)/San Diego
Previously Held NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
139X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot (In Training)
137X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer ( In Training)
Service Years
1975 - 1998

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20 US Space Command

 Unofficial Badges 

Captain Arnold J. Isbell Award Cold War Medal Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) P-3 1,000 HRS

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 1United States Naval Institute
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Member) (Fresno, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Own my own business performing home additions and remodels
Other Comments:
Not Specified
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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Flight Officer Wings

 Duty Stations
VP-1 Screaming EaglesVC-1VT-6 ShootersVT-31 Wise Owls
VT-10 Cosmic Cats452nd Flying Training SquadronNaval Air Facility Adak, AKNaval Air Training Unit (NATU)
VP-31 The Genies/Black LightningsNAF KadenaVP-19 Big RedNAS Moffett Field
NAF Diego Garcia BIOTNAF MisawaUSS Kinkaid (DD-965)COMPATWING 10 (CPW-10)
COMCARSTRKGRU FIFTEEN/COMDESRON 7USS Missouri (BB-63)US Coast Guard (USCG)/USCG Headquarters (CGHQ)School Assignments - Staff
  1976-1976, 000X, VP-1 Screaming Eagles
  1976-1976, VC-1
  1977-1978, 139X, VT-6 Shooters
  1979-1979, 139X, VT-31 Wise Owls
  1980-1980, 137X, VT-10 Cosmic Cats
  1980-1981, 137X, 452nd Flying Training Squadron
  1980-1981, 132X, Naval Air Facility Adak, AK
  1981-1981, Naval Air Training Unit (NATU)
  1981-1981, 132X, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
  1981-1982, 132X, NAF Kadena
  1981-1984, 132X, VP-19 Big Red
  1981-1987, 132X, NAS Moffett Field
  1982-1982, 132X, NAF Diego Garcia BIOT
  1982-1983, 132X, NAF Misawa
  1984-1985, 132X, USS Kinkaid (DD-965)
  1984-1986, 132X, COMPATWING 10 (CPW-10)
  1986-1986, 132X, USS Missouri (BB-63)
  1986-1988, 132X, US Coast Guard (USCG)/USCG Headquarters (CGHQ)
  1987-1987, 132X, US Army Terrorism Counteraction School
  1987-1989, 132X, COMASWWINGPAC
  1987-1994, 132X, United States Space Command (USSPACECOM)/Naval Space Command (NSC - NAVSPACECOM)
  1992-1995, 132X, NAS North Island
  1996-1998, 132X, NAVAIRRESCEN/STA (NARC/NARS)/San Diego
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-2020 Training Exercise - Operation Foal Eagle Series
  1970-2020 Exercise Valiant Usher series
  1970-2020 Exercise Valiant Usher series
  1981-1981 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '81
  1981-1987 RIMPAC Exercise Series
  1982-1982 READEX 82
  1982-1982 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '82
  1984-1984 FLEETEX 85
  1986-1986 Training Exercise - Cobra Gold '86
  1986-1986 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '86
  1990-1990 Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Saber
  1990-1991 Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Operation Durah Storm 1991
  1993-1994 Operation Tidal Wave
  1995-1995 Operation Joint Endeavour (IFOR)
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 Colleges Attended 
Grossmont College, San DiegoOregon State University
  1973-1975, Grossmont College, San Diego
  1974-1974, Point Loma Nazarene College
  1975-1977, Oregon State University
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