Denison, Raymond H., RMC

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
RM-2319-Communications System Technical Control Supervisor
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1987-1990, RM-2319, USS Fanning (FF-1076)
Previously Held NEC
EO-0000-Equipment Operator
RM-2318-Communications System Technical Control Operator
Service Years
1967 - 1990
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Persian Excursion
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback

Cold War Medal Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Persian Gulf Yacht Club

Order of the Emerald Shellback Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon Persian Excursion

Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Navy Seabee Veterans Of America, Inc.
American Veterans (AMVETS)National Chief Petty Officers AssociationFleet Reserve Association (FRA)
  1993, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1998, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Navy Seabee Veterans Of America, Inc. [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, American Veterans (AMVETS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]
  2012, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 5552
  1967, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 555
  1967, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 555
 Duty Stations
Navy Beach Group 1 (NBG-1)/Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1)School Assignments - StaffNMCB 62NAS Barbers Point
Professional Schools and CoursesUSS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)NAVCOMMSTA Stockton CA Diego Garcia BIOT
NAVCAMS WESTPACUSS Texas (CGN-39)Instructors Training SchoolHQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
USS Fanning (FF-1076)
  1968-1968, Navy Beach Group 1 (NBG-1)/Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1)
  1969-1969, EO-0000, (EO) Equipment Operator A School
  1969-1970, EO-0000, NMCB 62
  1971-1973, EO-0000, NAS Barbers Point
  1973-1973, RM-0000, (RM) Radioman A School
  1974-1977, RM-0000, USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)
  1977-1977, RM-0000, (RM) Radioman C School
  1977-1979, RM-2318, NAVCOMMSTA Stockton CA
  1979-1980, RM-2318, Diego Garcia BIOT
  1980-1982, RM-2319, NAVCAMS WESTPAC
  1982-1984, RM-2319, USS Texas (CGN-39)
  1984-1984, RM-9502, Instructors Training School
  1984-1987, RM-9502, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1987-1990, RM-2319, USS Fanning (FF-1076)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)/Battle of Khe Sanh
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1970-1970 Danang , South Vietnam (FOB)
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Eagle Pull (Cambodia)
  1979-1980 Iran Hostage Crisis
  1983-1983 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '83
  1990-1990 Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
 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 were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? 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 one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are 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?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and 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 
Solano Community College
  1997-1997, Solano Community College
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