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

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

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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VT-31 Wise Owls

Training Squadron Thirty-One (VT-31)





VT-31 is one of four aviation training squadrons attached to Training Air Wing FOUR and is one of two advanced multi-engine training squadrons in the Navy. 

The squadron has historically trained students from the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force and foreign students in all phases of advanced multi-engine flight procedures to include Aircraft Familiarization, Radio Instruments, Airways Navigation, Visual Navigation and Formation flying. 

After receiving their "Wings of Gold" or "Silver", the newly designated Military Aviators will head to their particular aircraft, usually a P-3C Orion (Navy), C-130 Hercules (Marine, Coast Guard and Air Force) or HU25 Falcon (Coast Guard).

VT-31 carries a staff composed of approximately 69 officers and 19 enlisted. The squadron utilizes Beechcraft contract maintenance which employs a totally civilian maintenance force. The squadron's primary mission continues to be training Military Aviators.

Upon completion of training students are then qualified designated and winged as aviators in their respective service and then transfer to operational squadrons throughout the world.

Air Units - Fixed Wing


Parent Unit
Fixed Wing

Training Squadron

Created/Owned By
AZ Vigil, Felice (Virgil), AZAN 16

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2008
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
All the LDO aviators. Best bunch of guys I could have ever been assigned with

Best Moment
Dad pinning his Navy wings on me at my winging
Commodores List


Worst Moment

Chain of Command
Cdr Jack Bonniface


Other Memories

My Photos For This Unit
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20 Members Also There at Same Time
VT-31 Wise Owls

Cline, Larry, LCDR, (1969-1996) [Other Service Rank]
Jones, Cary Page, ENS, (1981-1982) Ensign
Osborne, William, LCDR, (1981-1993) Ensign
West, Joseph Franklin, ENS, (1981-1982) Ensign
Kircher, Hardy, CAPT, (1973-2003) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Vonnegut, Thomas Arthur, LT, (1976-1982) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Sherman, Patrick, CDR, (1978-1999) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Carter, Joe, LCDR, (1971-1992) OFF 131X Ensign
Crowell, William, LCDR, (1980-2001) OFF 130X Ensign
Higgins, John, CDR, (1969-2000) OFF 151X Ensign
Nichols, Rick, LCDR, (1974-1997) OFF 630X Ensign
Potecha, Reed, LCDR, (1979-2003) OFF 131X Ensign
Wiefels, David, CDR, (1981-2000) OFF 139X Ensign
Deacon, Darren, CPO, (1977-1999) NC NC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Jordan, James, PO1, (1976-1990) AMS AMS-7222 Petty Officer First Class
Troyer, Daane, LCDR, (1972-1993) OFF 000X Midshipman
Coughran, Allan, LT, (1979-1985) Ensign
Ogren, Jim, CDR, (1979-1999) Ensign
Reichenberg, Dave, LCDR, (1973-1993) Ensign
Weiss, Jann, LT, (1975-1995) Ensign

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