Cook, Christopher James, AOAN

Aviation Ordnanceman
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Life Member
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1987-1990, AO-0000, USS Independence (CV-62)
Service Years
1986 - 1990
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Shellback
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
One Hash Mark

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Excellence Award Weapons Retention Excellence Awards

 Military Association Memberships
American Gulf War Veterans AssociationAmerican Veterans (AMVETS)Post 87United States Navy Memorial
Navy Helicoper Alumni Association (NHAA)Chapter 1Navy League of the United States
  1990, American Gulf War Veterans Association
  1994, American Veterans (AMVETS) - Assoc. Page
  1994, American Legion, Post 87 (Paid Up For Life) (Jeffrey, West Virginia)1 - Chap. Page
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, Navy Helicoper Alumni Association (NHAA)
  2019, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Life Member) (Augusta, Maine) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2019, Navy League of the United States - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
PADI College, Open Water Diver, Specialty* Aqautic - Life Identifier. Aug 01, 1999,Graduate.
Other Comments:
K - 12 & 1 - 3.Graduate.Diploma. June 01, 1986.  ASVAB TEST, For Navy, Score 31%. Qualified for, ABH & AO & PR & MS. & COLLEGE, The University of Arizona,Tucson,AZ. & Stratford Career Institute. & PADI,Scuba Diver,College.
Graduate.Diploma.Sport's Baseball.

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1986, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 3772
  1987, NAVVET (Prior Naval Service) (Great Lakes, IL), 3771
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
USS Independence (CV-62)USS Independence (CV-62)
  1987-1990, AO-0000, USS Independence (CV-62)
  1987-1990, AO-0000, USS Independence (CV-62)
 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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, 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 was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount 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 Arizona
  1988-1988, University of Arizona
  1998-Present, Others/Not Listed
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 09, 2018, Veteran's Marrriage.
  Jun 21, 2019, General Photos2
  Jul 21, 2019, Message Photos1
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