Armstrong, Steve, EW1

Electronics Warfare Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
EW-1734-Electronic Warfare Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Electronics Warfare Technician
Primary Unit
1992-1994, EW-1733, Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic (Staff)
Previously Held NEC
CT-9169-Morse Code Intercept Operator
CT-9124-Direct Support (DIRSUP) Operator
CT-9128-Signals Security Analyst
CT-9125-OUTBOARD System Operator
CT-9127-Signals Security Operator
CT-9147-Intermediate Signals Analyst
CTR-9147-Intermediate Signals Analysis
CT-8295-EP-3/EA-3 Special Operator
CT-8296-EP-3E Cryptologic Technician Operator/Analyst
CT-9134-Subsurface Augmentee Operator
EW-1733-Electronics Warfare Systems Technician (AN/SLQ-32(V)2)
Service Years
1974 - 1994
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Icelandic Domain
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Sand Squid
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
EW-Electronics Warfare Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms US Navy Retired 20 Battle E

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Persian Gulf Yacht Club Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

P-3 1,000 HRS Cold War Medal P-3 2,500 HRS Order of the Golden Dragon

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran SERE GONZO Station Yacht Club

Did the Ditch (Suez Canal) Navy Officer Honorable Discharge

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
USS Concord (AFS-5) Veterans AssociationChapter 38
  2008, USS Concord (AFS-5) Veterans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 38 (Electric City, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Research and Development Chef for J&J Handheld Snacks, Weston, OR.

Active member of Rails-to-Trails Concervancy, Washington Trails Association and VP of Lower Grand Coulee Chapter of  Ice Age Floods Institute.
Other Comments:


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Air Crew Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1974, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 169
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NTTCD Corry Station, Pensacola, FL (Staff)Navy Recruiting Region West, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)Naval Security Group Activity, Edzell Scotland (NSGA)USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
USS Wainwright (CG-28)USS Caron (DD-970)Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) CourseNAS Jacksonville FL
COMSECONDFLTNaval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Northwest, Chesapeake, VAVAQ-33 Firebirds/Night HawksUSS California (CGN-36)
USS America (CV-66)USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)USS Nimitz (CVN-68)FASOTRAGRULANT (Staff), Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Staff)
COMNAVSECGRUVQ-2 RangersNaval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Athens, GreeceNaval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Rota, Spain
NAVCOMSTA Rota, SpainUSS Archerfish (SSN-678)USS Concord (AFS-5)Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic (Staff)
  1974-1975, NTTCD Corry Station, Pensacola, FL (Staff)
  1975-1975, Navy Recruiting Station, Portland, OR, Navy Recruiting District Portland
  1975-1976, CT-9169, Naval Security Group Activity, Edzell Scotland (NSGA)
  1980-1980, CT-9124, USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
  1980-1980, CT-9128, USS Wainwright (CG-28)
  1980-1980, CT-9125, USS Caron (DD-970)
  1980-1980, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course
  1980-1980, NAS Jacksonville FL
  1980-1981, CT-9127, COMSECONDFLT
  1980-1984, CT-9124, Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Northwest, Chesapeake, VA
  1980-1984, CT-8295, VAQ-33 Firebirds/Night Hawks
  1981-1981, CT-9147, USS California (CGN-36)
  1981-1981, USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
  1981-1981, USS America (CV-66)
  1982-1982, USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
  1982-1982, CT-9147, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
  1982-1982, USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
  1982-1982, CT-9124, COMSECONDFLT
  1984-1984, CT-9169, FASOTRAGRULANT (Staff), Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Staff)
  1984-1985, CTR-9147, Cryptological Support Group (CSG), COMNAVSECGRU
  1984-1988, CT-8295, VQ-2 Rangers
  1984-1988, CT-8296, Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Athens, Greece
  1984-1988, CT-8295, Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Rota, Spain
  1984-1988, CT-8295, NAVCOMSTA Rota, Spain
  1987-1987, CT-9134, USS Archerfish (SSN-678)
  1988-1988, EW-1733, NTTCD Corry Station, Pensacola, FL (Staff)
  1988-1992, EW-1734, USS Concord (AFS-5)
  1992-1994, EW-1733, Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic (Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1980-1980 Training Exercise - BALTOPS '80
  1982-1982 Training Exercise - RIMPAC '82
  1982-1982 Operation Northern Wedding 1982
  1985-1985 Egyptian Air Intercept of Achille Lauro Terrorists (Egypt)
  1986-1986 Operation Northern Wedding 1986
  1987-1987 Operation Ocean Safari 1987
  1987-1987 Operation Northern Wedding 1987
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
 Colleges Attended 
Johnson and Wales UniversityCentral Washington University
  1994-1996, Johnson and Wales University
  2015-2017, Central Washington University
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