Kauffman, Mitchell, AOC

Aviation Ordnanceman
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AO-8271-P-3 Flight Crew Ordnanceman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1989-1992, AO-8271, VP-4 Skinny Dragons(USN)
Previously Held NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
AO-6802-Strike Intermediate Armament Maintenanceman
AO-6803-P-3 Armament/Ordnance IMA Technician
Service Years
1976 - 1994
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Icelandic Domain
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
Four Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Cold War Medal

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated P-3 2,500 HRS Cold War Veteran

Cold War Veteran SERE

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Post 10Post 1503, General Lewis B.
  1977, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) - Assoc. Page
  2009, American Legion, Post 10 (Manassas, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2016, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1503, General Lewis B."Chesty" Puller Post (Dale City, Virginia) - Chap. Page

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 Ribbon Bar
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge
Air Crew Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1976, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 53
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAS MemphisSERE SchoolVP-31 The Genies/Black LightningsVP-46 Grey Knights
NAS LemooreVP-40 Fighting MarlinsCOMPATWINGSPACVP-4 Skinny Dragons(USN)
VC-1NAS Barbers Point
  1976-1976, AO-0000, PSD NATTC, NAS Memphis
  1976-1976, AO-0000, SERE School
  1976-1977, AO-0000, FRAMP VP-31, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
  1977-1981, AO-8271, VP-46 Grey Knights
  1981-1983, AO-6802, NAS Lemoore
  1983-1987, AO-8271, VP-40 Fighting Marlins
  1987-1989, AO-8271, COMPATWINGSPAC
  1989-1992, AO-8271, VP-4 Skinny Dragons(USN)
  1992-1992, AO-6803, VC-1
  1992-1994, AO-0000, NAS Barbers Point
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1983-1983 Cold War Incident - KAL Flight 007 Shootdown (Sea of Japan)
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
 Colleges Attended 
Thomas Edison State College
  1996-1999, Thomas Edison State College
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