Bernier, JD, AMC

Aviation Structural Mechanic
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AM-8300-Aviation Maintenance Material Control Master Chief
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Structural Mechanic
Primary Unit
2001-2005, AM-8300, AIMD Sigonella - Det Rota, NAVSTA Rota, Spain
Previously Held NEC
AM-8357-EA3B Airframes
8375-SH-60 (LAMPS MK III) Systems Organizational Career Maintenance Technician
AM-7222-Inert-Gas Arc-Welder
AM-0000-Aviation Structural Mechanic
NC-2186-Career Recruiter
AM-8378-H-60 System Organizational Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1982 - 2005
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Kiel Canal
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Suez Canal
AM-Aviation Structural Mechanic
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Navy Recruiting Gold Wreath Award (10th) Recruiting Command of Excellence US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

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

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Captain Arnold J. Isbell Award Navy Chief Initiated Persian Excursion

 Military Association Memberships
National Chief Petty Officers Association
  1998, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Fleet/Logistics Manager for the Spanish Navy Helo's SH-3D, SH-60B/F, H-500 and AB-212

Other Comments:
Not Specified
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 Ribbon Bar
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1982, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 179
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
VQ-2 RangersUSS Saratoga (CV-60)USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)USS America (CV-66)
HSL-34 Green CheckersUSS Moinester (FF-1097)USS Miller (FF-1091)AIMD, NAVSTA Rota, Spain
USS Nimitz (CVN-68)NAF Naples, ItalyUSS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29)
Navy Recruiting District San Diego, CA, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)USS Peterson (DD-969)HSL-42 Proud WarriorsUSS Hue City (CG-66)
USS Gettysburg (CG-64)NAVSTA Rota, Spain
  1982-1985, AM-8357, VQ-2 Rangers
  1983-1983, AM-8357, USS Saratoga (CV-60)
  1983-1984, AM-8357, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
  1984-1985, AM-8357, USS America (CV-66)
  1985-1987, 8375, HSL-34 Green Checkers
  1986-1986, 8375, USS Moinester (FF-1097)
  1986-1987, 8375, USS Miller (FF-1091)
  1987-1991, AM-7222, AIMD, NAVSTA Rota, Spain
  1991-1991, AM-0000, USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
  1991-1994, AM-0000, NAF Naples, Italy
  1992-1992, AM-0000, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
  1992-1992, AM-0000, USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29)
  1993-1993, AM-0000, USS Hawes (FFG-53)
  1995-1998, NC-2186, Navy Recruiting District San Diego, CA, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1998-1999, AM-8378, USS Peterson (DD-969)
  1998-2001, AM-8300, HSL-42 Proud Warriors
  1999-1999, AM-8378, USS Hue City (CG-66)
  2000-2000, AM-8378, USS Gettysburg (CG-64)
  2001-2005, AM-8300, AIMD Sigonella - Det Rota, NAVSTA Rota, Spain
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1982-1984 US Multinational Force Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
  1992-1995 Southwest Asia Ceasefire (Iraq)
  1999-1999 Operation Noble Anvil (Allied Force)
 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?
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?
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?
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 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  2001-2003, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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