Thompson, Ken, LCDR

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
152X-Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer AMD
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
2011-2013, 152X, VFC-111 Sundowners
Previously Held NEC
AZ-0000-Aviation Maintenance Administrationman
AZ-6301-Enhanced Comprehensive Asset Manage Systems (ECAMS) Operator
AZ-6313-3-M System Data Analyst
8800-Maintenance Control
AVCM-8300-Aviation Maintenance Material Control Master Chief
633X-Limited Duty Officer - Aviation Maintenance
Service Years
1982 - 2013
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Antarctic Circle
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command Career Counselor Master Training Specialist

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Persian Gulf Yacht Club Cold War Medal Persian Excursion

 Military Association Memberships
American LegionBranch 261Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Navy Mustang Association
Key West CouncilNavy Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer Association (AMDO)Chapter 1District 5
  1983, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1984, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 261 (Member) (Lemoore, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1990, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1998, Navy Mustang Association [Verified]
  2002, Navy League of the United States, Key West Council (Member) (Key West, Florida) - Chap. Page
  2005, Navy Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer Association (AMDO) [Verified]
  2005, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Member) (Camden, Delaware) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, Association of the United States Navy (AUSN), District 5 (Washington, DC, District Of Columbia) [Verified]

 Additional Information
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 Ribbon Bar
Aviation Maintenance Officer (PAMO)
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1982, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 141
 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffVA-195 Dam BustersCommander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9)USS Constellation (CV-64)
USS Ranger (CV-61)VFA-195 DambustersNaval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NATTC (Faculty Staff) Millington, TNJungle Environment Survival Training (JEST)
Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)/FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)USS Independence (CV-62)VFA-113 StingersCommander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14)
USS Midway (CV-41)VP-40 Fighting MarlinsLDO/CWO Indoctrination School (Faculty Staff)Naval Aviation Schools Command (Command & Faculty Staff)
HC-5 Providers/Arch AngelsUSS Niagara Falls (AFS-3)USS Kilauea (AE-26)NAS Key West/AIMD
VR-51 WindjammersNAVAIRSYSCOMVFC-111 Sundowners
  1982-1982, AZ-0000, (AZ) Aviation Maintainance Administrationman A School
  1982-1985, AZ-0000, VA-195 Dam Busters
  1982-1986, AZ-0000, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9)
  1983-1983, AZ-0000, USS Constellation (CV-64)
  1983-1984, AZ-0000, USS Ranger (CV-61)
  1985-1986, AZ-6301, VFA-195 Dambusters
  1986-1986, AZ-6313, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NATTC (Faculty Staff) Millington, TN
  1986-1990, 9502, Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST)
  1986-1990, 9502, FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)/Det Cubi Point (Faculty Staff)
  1990-1991, AZ-6313, USS Independence (CV-62)
  1990-1993, AZ-6313, VFA-113 Stingers
  1991-1991, 8800, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14)
  1991-1991, 8800, USS Midway (CV-41)
  1993-1996, 9502, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NATTC (Faculty Staff) Millington, TN
  1996-1998, AVCM-8300, VP-40 Fighting Marlins
  1998-1998, 633X, LDO/CWO Indoctrination School (Faculty Staff)
  1998-1998, 633X, Naval Aviation Schools Command (Command & Faculty Staff)
  1998-2001, 633X, HC-5 Providers/Arch Angels
  1999-1999, 633X, USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3)
  1999-1999, 633X, USS Kilauea (AE-26)
  2001-2005, 633X, NAS Key West/AIMD
  2005-2008, 152X, VR-51 Windjammers
  2009-2011, 152X, NAVAIRSYSCOM
  2011-2013, 152X, VFC-111 Sundowners
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1990 Intercept Operations in Arabian Gulf
  1990-1991 Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
  1990-1991 Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign
  1991-1991 Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  1992-1992 RIMPAC Exercise Series
  1992-1992 Training Exercise - UNITAS '92
  1992-1995 Southwest Asia Ceasefire (Iraq)
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1998-1998 Training Exercise - UNITAS '98
  1998-1998 Operation Desert Fox (Iraq)
  1999-1999 Operation Stabilise (East Timor)
  1999-2000 Operation Stabilise (East Timor)
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2003-2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Michigan-Ann ArborCentral Texas CollegeUniversity of Maryland at College ParkUniversity of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  1978-1979, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  1983-1985, Central Texas College
  1987-1990, University of Maryland at College Park
  1994-1996, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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