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Service Status
USNR Veteran
Last Rank
Captain
Service Years
1968 - 2004
Last NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Captain Captain


Service to 2004
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Criteria
The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal is awarded by the Secretary of Defense or, with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, the Secretary of Transpor... More
Comments
For my service to the Southbridge, VA Homeowners Assn as member, then Chairman, of the Covenants committee.
2004
US European Command (USEUCOM)
US European Command (USEUCOM)
Rank
Captain
Location
Marietta - Georgia
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Captain Captain
2002 - 2004
SPAWARSYSCEN, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWARSYSCOM)
SPAWARSYSCEN, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWARSYSCOM)
Rank
Captain
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Captain Captain
2001 - 2002
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
Recalled to active duty in 1998 to support Navy Theater Ballistic Missile Defense.
2001
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Rank
Captain
Location
Washington, D.C. - District Of Columbia
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Captain Captain
1998 - 2001
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
I need to look this up. I was awarded for being in the military during some other military action around the world. One doesn't have to be involved in the action just be in the military during that ... More
1998
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Devices : Gold Hourglass Bronze Letter M
Criteria
The Armed Forces Reserve Medal is awarded to United States Armed Forces Reserve component members (or former members) who complete (or have completed) a total of ten years service. This service need n... More
Comments
I never wore the "M". To the best of my knowledge it wasn't available. If I ever need to wear my ribbons/medals again it will be on.
1998
Military Sealift Command Headquarters (MSCHQ)
Military Sealift Command Headquarters (MSCHQ)
Rank
Captain
Location
Washington, D.C. - District Of Columbia
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Captain Captain
1997 - 1998
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Rank
Captain
Location
Washington, D.C.
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Captain Captain
1996 - 1997
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
Recalled to active duty to serve as N86 PAO (Surface Warfare Public Affairs Officer)
1996
CNO - OPNAV
CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Commander
Location
Washington, D.C.
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Commander Commander
1994 - 1996
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Joint Service Commendation Medal is awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces who, while assigned to a joint activity, distinguish themselves by outstanding ac... More
Comments
While serving with LANTCOM I wrote the PSYOP plan used in Haiti. It went all the way to President Bush for approval. I also studied Haitian and worked with a Haitian national to learn Haitian customs... More
1994
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Awarded for being in the military during the Gulf War.
1994
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US Atlantic Command (USACOM)
US Atlantic Command (USACOM)
Rank
Commander
Location
Norfolk - Virginia
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1991 - 1994
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Rank
Commander
Location
Tampa Bay - Florida
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Commander Commander
1992 - 1992
Navy and Marine Overseas Service Ribbon
Criteria
This ribbon is awarded to officers and enlisted personnel of the Navy, Naval Reserve, Marine Corps, and Marine Corps Reserve for 12 months consecutive or accumulated duty at overseas shore-based duty ... More
Description
For accumulated time overseas since becoming an officer. One doesn't have to be an officer to get this it just worked out that I had enough overseas time as an officer that I only used that time to q... More
1991
Navy Pistol Qualification Ribbon/Medal
Devices : Sharpshooter Marksmanship
Criteria
The U.S. Navy has issued two marksmanship ribbons: the Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon and Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon, since 1920. The pistol ribbon is currently awarded for qualification on the B... More
Comments
Qualified as Sharpshooter my first time. In fact I outshot my instructor. They wouldn't let me do it again. I was pretty sure I could have qualified as Expert.

In my entire 36 years I never once shot... 
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1991
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VR-56 Globemasters
VR-56 Globemasters
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Location
NAS Rota - Spain
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1990 - 1990
AFRTS/Armed Forces Network/Broadcasting  (AFN), Naval Media Center (NAVMEDIA)
AFRTS/Armed Forces Network/Broadcasting (AFN), Naval Media Center (NAVMEDIA)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Location
Norfolk - Virginia
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1985 - 1989
Navy Cargo Handling & Port Group 1  (NAVCHAPGRU 1)
Navy Cargo Handling & Port Group 1 (NAVCHAPGRU 1)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Location
Cheatham Annex - Virginia
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1988 - 1988
Joint Task Force - Armed Forces Inaugural Committee (JTF-AFIC), Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
Joint Task Force - Armed Forces Inaugural Committee (JTF-AFIC), Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Location
Washington, D.C. - United States
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1988 - 1988
NATO Headquarters Brussels
NATO Headquarters Brussels
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Location
Bruxelles - Belgium
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1987 - 1987
USS Saipan (LHA-2)
USS Saipan (LHA-2)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Location
North Atlantic - North Atlantic Ocean
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1986 - 1986
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Chief of US Navy Information (CHINFO), CNO - OPNAV
Chief of US Navy Information (CHINFO), CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Lieutenant
Location
Navy Media Center - District Of Columbia
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1984 - 1985
Dam Neck Annex, NAS Oceana, VA
Dam Neck Annex, NAS Oceana, VA
Rank
Lieutenant
Location
Moundsville, WV - United States
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1983 - 1984
Basic Visual Information A School Course (DINFOS)
Basic Visual Information A School Course (DINFOS)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Location
Ft. Ben Harrison - Indiana
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1979 - 1979
Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) (Student)
Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) (Student)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Location
Pensacola - Florida
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1978 - 1978
Direct Commission Officer Indoctrination Course (Faculty Staff)
Direct Commission Officer Indoctrination Course (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Location
Pensacola - Florida
NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Comments
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1978 - 1978
Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal is intended to provide Naval Reservists an award which is the equivalent to the Navy Good Conduct Medal.
Comments
This is for 4 consecutive years of enlisted service. I'm very proud of this medal. I don't have a star on it for the second four years because I had a "bad" year. In other words my points earned fo... More
1973
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
Description
Awarded to the crew of USS Ranger for service in Vietnam.
1971
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Description
Served aboard USS Ranger (CVA-61) in Tonkin Gulf 1969-1971
1971
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout... More
Description
Served aboard USS Ranger (CVA-61) in Tonkin Gulf 1969-1971
1971
USS Ranger (CVA-61)
USS Ranger (CVA-61)
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Location
Homeport-Alameda, CA - Vietnam
NEC
IC-0000-Interior Communications Electrician
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IC-Interior Communications Electrician
1969 - 1971
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Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
Description
Awarded to the crew of USS Ranger for service in Vietnam.
1970
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Awarded for being in the military during the Vietnam war.
1970
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio... More
Description
On-board USS Ranger when we went off the coast of North Korea during the USS Pueblo incident. By then the crew had been returned. I guess since the NK still help our ship we were there to remind the... More
1970
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Description
Served aboard USS Ranger (CVA-61) in Tonkin Gulf 1969-1971
1970
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Description
Served aboard USS Ranger (CVA-61) in Tonkin Gulf 1969-1971
1970
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l... More
Description
Served aboard USS Ranger (CVA-61) in Tonkin Gulf 1969-1971
1970
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Description
Served aboard USS Ranger (CVA-61) in Tonkin Gulf 1969-1971.

I have a license plate with this medal on it. I'm proud to be an Vietnam vet.

Steve Stone, Charleston, WV Ward, saw horrible ground combat ... 
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1969
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USS Talladega (APA-208)
USS Talladega (APA-208)
Rank
Fireman Apprentice
Location
Long Beach - California
Comments
Comments Pending
1968 - 1968
HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
Rank
Seaman Apprentice
Location
San Diego - California
Comments
Comments Pending
1968 - 1968
Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
School
Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
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1968
Service from 1968

 
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