Friis, Robert Allen, ASCS

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Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
AS-7609-Support Equipment Maintenance Manager
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Support Equipment Technician
Primary Unit
1996-1998, 9578, USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)
Service Years
1975 - 1998
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Horned Shellback
Icelandic Domain
Neptune Subpoena
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Persian Excursion
Realm of the South Wind
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
AS-Aviation Support Equipment Technician
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Rodney Davis Breher (Bear), ASCS to remember Friis, Robert Allen (Sonny), SCPO USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
103 Sea Pines Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Passed away peacefully on May 22, 2010 from Cancer.

Date of Passing
May 22, 2010
Location of Interment
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Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command Career Counselor Firefighter US Navy Retired 30

Afloat Training Specialist

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Cold War Medal Persian Excursion

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Retired from the US Navy. Started working for a Special Metallic Painting firm in Chesapeake, VA.
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  1976-1976, HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL

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 HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL Details

HQ, 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.

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Recruit Training Center (RTC) (Faculty Staff)

Training Center

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181 Members Also There at Same Time
HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL

Horton, Mitchel, CPO, (1965-1985) Petty Officer First Class
Barfield, Jay, CMC, (1976-2001) Seaman
Bastien, Steven, PO1, (1976-1985) Seaman
Baty, Valerie, CWO5, (1977-2007) Seaman
Blakeslee Jr, Edward R, PO1, (1976-1993) Seaman
Brown III, Charles, SCPO, (1975-1996) Seaman
Churchwell, Marc, CMC, (1976-2004) Seaman
Faehnrich, David, LT, (1976-1999) Seaman
Gibson, Robert, PO1, (1976-1985) Seaman
Hammond, Gary, LCDR, (1975-2000) Seaman
Jones, Rick, CPO, (1975-2000) Seaman
Kettl, Jonathan, MCPO, (1976-1998) Seaman
Lee, Michael, PO2, (1976-1984) Seaman
Reynolds, James, CPO, (1976-1996) Seaman
Rusczyk, Richard, CPO, (1976-2009) Seaman
Schoellman, Mike, MCPO, (1976-1996) Seaman
Blanks, Wayne, CWO4, (1976-1998) Airman
Dueboay, Stephan, PO1, (1975-1998) Airman
Getch, Earl, CWO5, (1976-2010) Airman
Long, Jennifer, CPO, (1976-2007) Airman
Stewart, Billy, PO1, (1976-2012) Airman
Balderson, Cynthia, CWO3, (1976-1996) Seaman Apprentice
Brown, Michael, SCPO, (1976-2000) Seaman Apprentice
Dupree, Wylie, SCPO, (1977-1998) Seaman Apprentice
Hagood, H. K., SCPO, (1976-1997) Seaman Apprentice
Hays, Dale, CDR, (1976-2001) Seaman Apprentice
Henke, Jon, MCPO, (1976-2005) Seaman Apprentice
Morrison, Gabriela, PO2, (1975-1981) Seaman Apprentice
Davis, Roger, CPO, (1976-1998) Fireman Apprentice
Boyea, Michael, PO2, (1976-1980) Airman Apprentice
Gruninger, Lou, PO2, (1976-1980) Airman Apprentice
McFall, Shawn, PO1, (1976-1996) Airman Apprentice
McGuire, Richard, SCPO, (1975-2006) Airman Apprentice
Monahan, Edward J. (Joe), PO1, (1975-1985) Airman Apprentice
Romano, Joe, PO1, (1976-1984) Airman Apprentice
Sheldon, Richard, CPO, (1975-1997) Airman Apprentice
Antras, Steve, PO1, (1986-2013) Seaman Recruit
Atchley, Wayne, SN, (1976-1978) Seaman Recruit
Babcock, Robert, SR, (1976-1976) Seaman Recruit
Baker, James, PO1, (1976-1995) Seaman Recruit
Barrett, Bert, MCPO, (1968-1993) Seaman Recruit
Beasley, Ron, CPO, (1976-1996) Seaman Recruit
Bobb, William, PO1, (1976-1996) Seaman Recruit
Brown, Sherri, CPO, (1975-1996) Seaman Recruit
Decker, George, LCDR, (1976-2006) Seaman Recruit
Finney, Steve, CDR, (1975-2008) Seaman Recruit
Frentz, Marc, CPO, (1976-1996) Seaman Recruit
Fricke, Walter (Scott), PO1, (1976-1991) Seaman Recruit
Gerow, Fred, MCPO, (1975-2004) Seaman Recruit
Gracey, Burke, PO2, (1976-1980) Seaman Recruit
Harvey, David, CWO3, (1976-1996) Seaman Recruit
Hynes, Joel, PO3, (1976-1982) Seaman Recruit
Jaeger, Dierk, SCPO, (1976-1997) Seaman Recruit
Jensen, Patrick, CPO, (1976-1998) Seaman Recruit
Joyner, Doug, CPO, (1989-2005) Seaman Recruit
Kain, Carol, PO1, (1976-1995) Seaman Recruit
Koontz, John, PO1, (1976-1998) Seaman Recruit
Martin, Rick, SCPO, (1976-1996) Seaman Recruit
Mixon, Ginger, CPO, (1976-1998) Seaman Recruit

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