Breher, Rodney Davis, ASCS

Aviation Support Equipment Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AS-7609-Support Equipment Maintenance Manager
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Support Equipment Technician
Primary Unit
1993-1995, AS-7609, Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC)/Aircraft Division (AD)
Previously Held NEC
AS-7613-Shore Based SE Hydraulic Equipment Intermediate Maintenance Tech
AS-7601-Support Equipment Cryogenic Mechanic
AS-7612-Afloat SE Hydraulic Equipment Intermediate Maintenance Technician
AS-7618-Afloat Support Equipment Technician
AS-0000-Aviation Support Equipment Technician
Service Years
1974 - 1995
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Realm of the South Wind
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
AS-Aviation Support Equipment Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command Career Counselor Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Cold War Medal

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Emerald Shellback Persian Excursion

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  1994, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Are you done getting your one minute of Fame...
You know - I've been there & done that - That's for Sure...
Next time bring the Porsche...
You know the whole world is out of balance...
It Is what It Is...
Other Comments:
Get on the Boat - I like a Challenge...
Let's do it, I've got the lead....
Cool Beans...
Bada Bing - Bada Boom....Okay who done that...!!


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  1974-1974, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL

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Seaman Recruit

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 RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL Details

RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL
The Orlando Naval Training Center (NTC) was commissioned on July 1, 1968. It was established to enhance the manpower training capabilities of the United States Navy. It was the final of three active training facilities for Navy recruits, the others being Great Lakes Naval Training Center and San Diego Naval Training Center. Orlando NTC was built on land used by the Army Air Corps during World War II as part of the Orlando Army Air Base. This base was decommissioned in 1946 with the military retaining the land with the exception of the airfield being returned to the city of Orlando (today's Orlando Executive Airport). RTC (Recruit Training Command or boot camp), was charged with "providing basic indoctrination for enlisted Naval personnel. In 1970, the Recruit Training Command has an average on-board load of about 3600 recruits occupying its five modern barracks, each of which houses 12 recruit companies. These five barracks, plus a 4,600-man mess hall, a classroom building, a recruit chapel, a training ship mock-up, and other facilities comprise the first camp of the Recruit Training Command. In 1969, construction on the second camp began with targeted completion date in mid-1973. The recruit population will then exceed 8,000. The second recruit camp will be identical to the first with five barracks and additional support buildings for training purposes. In 1973, Orlando became the sole site of recruit training for enlisted women. Prior to this, women had been trained in Bainbridge, Maryland. The move to Orlando created the first co-located training site for enlisted men and women. In 1993, many military installations across the country were ordered to close by the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission. After much discussion and input by the local community, NTC Orlando was chosen to be one of the bases closed. The Recruit Training Command graduated its last company of 459 recruits in the 1321st Pass-In-Review Ceremony Dec. 2, 1994. The command closed officially March 31, 1995. More than 652,000 recruits graduated from RTC. The Service School Command officially closed in November 1996. The various schools relocated to other bases, primarily Naval Training Center Great Lakes, Illinois. Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, the last major command to remain aboard the training center, graduated its final class in December 1998, thereby completing thirty years of Naval training in Orlando. With the closing of the Naval Training Center, Orlando and the surrounding area was left with no military bases. The closest being Patrick Air Force Base on the Atlantic Ocean. The property owned by the Department of Defense for the NTC was returned to the City of Orlando and a large-scale redevelopment plan has been developed turning the location into a major sub-unit of Orlando called Baldwin Park. The redevelopment includes hundreds of homes and apartments as well as shopping areas, parks and schools.

Garrison - Training Command


Parent Unit
Recruit Training Center (RTC) (Faculty Staff)

Training Center

Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2008
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
Going to Disney World

Worst Moment

My Photos For This Duty Station
No Available Photos
153 Members Also There at Same Time
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL

Perry, Eugene, CDR, (1959-1992) Lieutenant
Hagan, Joel, MCPO, (1958-1981) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Day, Arthur, PO1, (1974-1983) Petty Officer First Class
Cuny, Thomas, PO1, (1974-1995) Seaman
Edwards, Larry, CWO4, (1973-2002) Seaman
Garber, E. Ann, PO2, (1974-1982) Seaman
Robeson, Wayne, MCPO, (1974-2000) Seaman
Stramiello, Anthony, PO1, (1974-1996) Seaman
Thomas, Katherine, CPO, (1974-1987) Seaman
VanMierlo, Bruce, CPO, (1974-1987) Seaman
Conner, Phil, PO2, (1974-1988) Fireman
Hammond, William, PO1, (1973-1993) Constructionman
Carithers, Patsy, PO1, (1975-1998) Seaman Apprentice
Pappas, Charles, PO1, (1974-1981) Seaman Apprentice
Johnson, Sherrod, PO2, (1973-1977) Fireman Apprentice
Clark, Sherry, LCDR, (1974-1997) Airman Apprentice
Johnson, Thomas, PO2, (1974-1981) Airman Apprentice
Rios, Eddie, CPO, (1974-1998) Airman Apprentice
Vines, Eric Kent, PO1, (1974-1989) Airman Apprentice
Waters, Tommy, CMC, (1973-2004) Airman Apprentice
Barrett, Bert, MCPO, (1968-1993) Seaman Recruit
Baty, Valerie, CWO5, (1977-2007) Seaman Recruit
Bomberger, Linda, CMC, (1974-1995) Seaman Recruit
Boulet, Denise, PO1, (1973-1983) Seaman Recruit
Campello, F. Lennox, LCDR, (1974-1997) Seaman Recruit
Carter, Zina, CWO4, (1974-2000) Seaman Recruit
Cooper, Carol, CMC, (1974-2004) Seaman Recruit
Crandall, David, PO1, (1973-1994) Seaman Recruit
Czernuch, Bob, SCPO, (1974-1994) Seaman Recruit
DHaene, Michael, CPO, (1974-1997) Seaman Recruit
Earnest, Andrew, PO3, (1974-1987) Seaman Recruit
Fallin, Wade, PO1, (1974-1994) Seaman Recruit
Fleming, James, CMC, (1974-2005) Seaman Recruit
Greene, Mark, MCPO, (1975-2000) Seaman Recruit
Hacker, Leonard, CPO, (1974-1994) Seaman Recruit
Hartman, Daniel, CMC, (1974-2009) Seaman Recruit
Heaps, Terry, PO1, (1974-1994) Seaman Recruit
Jackson, Robert, SCPO, (1974-1995) Seaman Recruit
Lawson, Elton, CPO, (1974-1994) Seaman Recruit
Mathews, Joni, CPO, (1974-1998) Seaman Recruit
May, Janis, CPO, (1974-1998) Seaman Recruit
McCaskill, Michael, SCPO, (1974-1995) Seaman Recruit
NICHOLS, DIANE, SCPO, (1973-1994) Seaman Recruit
Pick, Frank, CPO, (1974-1994) Seaman Recruit
Piperno (Garrow/Ray), Cindy, PO1, (1974-1994) Seaman Recruit
Robinson-Bell, Hazel, PO2, (1974-1980) Seaman Recruit
Roth, Doug, CPO, (1973-1997) Seaman Recruit
Schweitzer, Tamara, CPO, (1974-1994) Seaman Recruit
Slaughter, James, SCPO, (1974-1999) Seaman Recruit
Strapple, Jeff, PO1, (1983-2003) Seaman Recruit
Cooper, Joseph, PO2, (1974-1979) Fireman Recruit
Kenley, Hank, MCPO, (1986-Present) Fireman Recruit
Sheppard, James, MCPO, (1974-1994) Fireman Recruit
Wakeman, Edgar, CPO, (1974-1997) Fireman Recruit
Campbell, Dave, PO1, (1974-1996) Airman Recruit
Colbert, Carol, CPO, (1974-1995) Airman Recruit
Donovan, Tom, CPO, (1974-1996) Airman Recruit
Harris, Audrey, PO1, (1974-1991) Airman Recruit
Lay, Robert, SCPO, (1974-1998) Airman Recruit

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