Blackiston, Slator Clay, III, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1976-1982, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare Group 2 (NSWG-2)
Service Years
1967 - 1984

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Blackiston, Slator Clay, III, LT.
Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Toulon, France

Date of Passing
Apr 12, 1984
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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His Letter of Commendation from Vice Admiral Robert E. Adamson, Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, reads:

For outstanding performance of his duties while serving as Petty Officer in Charge of 3rd Platoon, Submersible Operations Department of SEAL Team TWO. Petty Officer Blackiston consistently performed his duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. Displaying exceptional leadership, skill and resourcefulness, he molded his unit into a cohesive, responsive and highly professional team. Through his most effective ability as an instructor, and his intrinsic ability to share knowledge on a multi-lingual basis, Petty Officer Blackiston was instrumental in training units of the Greek Hellenic Raiding Force, Columbian Navy and Peruvian Navy in all phases of diving tactics. Notwithstanding the demands of his myriad duties, Petty Officer Blackiston vigorously pursued higher education through off-duty study for an Associate Degree. Being an involved citizen, he provided active leadership in various civic activities. His constant good judgement, zealous devotion to duty and personal investment in his unit earned him wide respect and marked him a unanimous choice to represent the Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet as candidate for "Sailor of the Year'. Petty Officer Blackiston's outstanding performance and loyal devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and the Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
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Special Warfare Officer Badge
Naval Parachutist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 109
 Duty Stations
NAB Little CreekUDT-21 (WW2)Naval Special Warfare  Group 2 (NSWG-2)/SEAL Team 2Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare  Group 2 (NSWG-2)
  1967-1967, NAB Little Creek
  1967-1968, UDT-21 (WW2)
  1968-1975, Naval Special Warfare Group 2 (NSWG-2)/SEAL Team 2
  1976-1982, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare Group 2 (NSWG-2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
 Colleges Attended 
  1975-1976, Virginia Wesleyan College
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