Barton, David, LCDR

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
630X-Limited Duty Officer - Aviation
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1992-1995, VRC-30 Providers
Service Years
1972 - 1995
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Order of the Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
  1995, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Married in Daytona Beach, Fl.  6 grand children. Flying for Netjets as a Gulfstream Captain and loving every minute of it.
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  1981-1981, VT-27 Boomers


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 VT-27 Boomers Details

VT-27 Boomers

Training Squadron TWENTY-SEVEN was initially established on July 11, 1951 as Advanced Training Unit-B at Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi. The command moved to Naval Air Station, Kingsville in 1952 and again to Naval Air Station, New Iberia, Louisiana in 1960. It was there the squadron was redesignated VT-27. In July 1964, the "Boomers" were returned to Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi where we continue to be an important member of the community. 

One of just five Navy primary training squadrons, VT-27 is one of two located on the Coastal Bend; we take pride in representing our area and the State of Texas.

In 1973, the squadron began a transition to the role of primary training squadron with the arrival on 1 August of the first T-28 Trojan. By 1 October 1973, the last TS-2A, had departed, signifying the end of the advanced training role and the completion of the transition to primary training. In August 1983, the squadron took delivery of the first T-34C Mentor aircraft. Since March 1984, when the last T-28 ever used for naval flight training departed, the T-34C has been the mainstay of the Navy and Marine Corps primary flight training.

The "Boomers" average well over 11,000 training missions a year, and more than 70 sorties per training day. Since taking delivery of the T-34C, our safety record sets the standard for excellence in CNATRA. Expected to achieve high levels of production while maintaining the highest standards of safety, VT-27 consistently accomplishes its important mission by producing Navy and Marine Corps pilots of the highest quality for our nation’s defense.

Air Units - Fixed Wing


Parent Unit
Fixed Wing

Training Squadron

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Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
All the LDO's

Best Moment
Get togethers every weekend with the LDO group and everyone pulling and helping each other get thru


Worst Moment
vascetomy at Nas Corpus

Other Memories
The sound and smell of the T28

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57 Members Also There at Same Time
VT-27 Boomers

Cline, Larry, LCDR, (1969-1996) [Other Service Rank]
Blackford, Paul, LCDR, (1965-1991) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Buzby, Robert, LCDR, (1975-1985) OFF 131X Lieutenant
McMurdy, Ronald, LCDR, (1970-1991) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Morris, Robert, LT, (1975-1995) OFF 632X Lieutenant
Murray, Rodrick, LCDR, (1974-1994) OFF 154X Lieutenant
Saenz, Ernest, LCDR, (1975-1994) AP AP-0000 Lieutenant
Gregory, Timothy (Tim), CDR, (1981-2008) Ensign
Nichols, Rick, LCDR, (1974-1997) OFF 630X Ensign
Regula, Kevin, LCDR, (1980-1997) OFF 131X Ensign
Reichenberg, Dave, LCDR, (1973-1993) Ensign
Stallings, Ray, LT, (1980-1988) Ensign
Prevost, Thomas, LCDR, (1969-1994) Other Service Rank
Weiss, Jann, LT, (1975-1995) Naval Aviation Cadet
Dennis, Carroll, CMC, (1961-1989) Chief Petty Officer
Matthews, Thomas, CPO, (1968-1989) AMS AMS-0000 Chief Petty Officer
O'Keefe, III, Raymond, LCDR, (1975-1996) OFF 632X Chief Petty Officer
Ruppert, Nathan, CPO, (1966-1986) Chief Petty Officer
De Roche, Keith, CWO2, (1971-1991) OFF 751X Petty Officer First Class
Girdner, Joe, MCPO, (1970-1995) AZ AZ-6313 Petty Officer First Class
Karr, Douglas, PO1, (1971-1982) AD Petty Officer First Class
Kelley, Richard, PO1, (1969-1989) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Mozingo, William, PO1, (1972-1992) 00 PN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Russell, Gil, PO1, (1970-1981) Petty Officer First Class
Tuttle, Ross, PO1, (1973-1999) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer First Class
White, Timothy, SCPO, (1974-1996) Petty Officer First Class
Correa, Eduardo, PO1, (1976-1997) AM AMH-8327 Petty Officer Second Class
Fernandez, Horacio, CDR, (1977-Present) Petty Officer Second Class
Ferris, John, PO1, (1973-1994) AM AM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gonzalez, Juan Manuel, PO2, (1977-1985) AMH AM-8345 Petty Officer Second Class
Hutchins, Dennis, PO2, (1977-1981) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
James, Leroy, MCPO, (1979-2000) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lucas, Marvin, PO2, (1974-1994) AD ADR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
McElyea, Russell, CPO, (1977-1997) Petty Officer Second Class
Zabawa, Fran, PO2, (1981-1989) AZ AZ-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Cook, Chris, PO1, (1979-1999) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Dudley Jr, Robert, CPO, (1981-2001) Petty Officer Third Class
Dunnigan, Lisa, PO2, (1981-1988) Petty Officer Third Class
HARSCH, Bob, PO2, (1979-1983) Petty Officer Third Class
Hogg, Johnny, SCPO, (1979-2005) Petty Officer Third Class
Lawson, Chuck, CMC, (1974-2005) Petty Officer Third Class
Polanco, Victor, PO3, (1981-1985) AD AD-8800 Petty Officer Third Class
Ramsell, Frank, PO3, (1977-1981) AMS AMS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Smalls, Calvin, CPO, (1980-2000) Petty Officer Third Class
Trevathan, Donald, PO3, (1981-1985) ASE ASE-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Varney, Katherine, PO3, (1978-1982) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Vodvarka, William, PO3, (1980-1984) AD ADJ-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Tejeda, Joel, PO1, (1981-2003) Seaman
Higgins, John, CDR, (1969-2000) OFF 151X Midshipman
Troyer, Daane, LCDR, (1972-1993) Midshipman
Borchik, Ken, MCPO, (1981-2007) AN AN-9760 Airman
Cangelosi, Raymond, MCPO, (1979-2009) AD AD-0000 Airman
Marquart, Michelle, PO2, (1981-1986) AZ AZ-0000 Airman
Stoick, Donald, PO1, (1981-2003) Airman
Wren, Marty, PO1, (1981-2001) Airman
Pickler, Sharon, PO3, (1981-1985) 00 00-0000 Airman Recruit
Valsvik, Brenda, CPO, (1980-2001) Airman Recruit

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