Koch, Mark, LCDR

Line Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
2002-2013, Air National Guard (ANG)
Previously Held NEC
AG-0000-Aerographer's Mate
Service Years
1977 - 2002
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Marines' Memorial Association
  2008, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Marines' Memorial Association - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I retired from a 20-year career in Family & Children's Services in November 2011.
I served as an Air National Guard Tech Sergeant with a Fresno Air National Guard Base fighter unit and a Beale Air Force Base Intel unit (2002-2013).  The rank?  It's a lo-o-o-ong story.  Basically, I got totally out for nine and a half years, came back into the reserves at age 45, got passed over for O-5, and joined the local Air National Guard at my highest previously held enlisted rank (E-5) in 2002.
I totalled 25 qualifying years for retirement, and retired at age 60.  I deployed to Bagram Airfield in northern Afghanistan for a couple of months in 2009.  That was fun, especially at age 55!  And, while 59, I deployed for six months to "an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia."  Retired for pay 90 days prior to 60th birthday--  on July 4th, 2013.  Fully retired on October 4th, 2013.
Moved to Chico in November 2009.  Northern California-- Go Giants!
Other Comments:
I lived in Fresno to take care of my parents during their last days.  My dad, a Navy pilot from '42-'65, passed away in December of 2000.  My mom passed away in early September of 2008.
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Fixed Wing

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AT Hames, Lawrence (Larry), AVCM 150 

Last Updated: Sep 7, 2018
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Paul & Dean

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VP-4 Skinny Dragons(USN)

Sweet, James, CDR OFF 132X Commander
Gardner, Grant, CDR OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Gates, Ron, CDR, (1962-1990) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Baker, Robert, LT, (1970-1990) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Lauderdale, David, LT, (1979-1987) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Quigley, Thomas, CAPT, (1969-2002) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Rusinko, Jeff, CDR, (1976-2000) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Spoerl, David, CDR, (1982-2007) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Ahlstrand, Donald, CAPT, (1968-1993) OFF 131X Commander
Borchardt, Curtis, CAPT, (1965-1989) OFF 130X Commander
Hilger, Gregg, CDR, (1963-1983) OFF 131X Commander
Schmitt, Jackie, CDR OFF 131X Commander
Larkins, James, LCDR, (1966-1986) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Murphy, James, CAPT, (1967-1994) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Chambers, Rolly, LT, (1977-1981) OFF 163X Lieutenant
Gustafson, Victor, CDR, (1975-1995) OFF 131X Lieutenant
High, Richard, CAPT, (1971-2006) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Marguth, Jerry, CAPT, (1974-2005) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Stafiej, Mark, CDR, (1977-1997) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Wilson, Robert, LCDR, (1977-2001) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Gunn, Kent, CWO4, (1955-1985) OFF 732X Chief Warrant Officer 4
Puncochar, Leonard, MCPO, (1956-1986) AM AM-8300 Master Chief Petty Officer
Northrop, Leonard, SCPO, (1969-1990) AD AD-8251 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Peters, Marvin, SCPO, (1961-1981) AT AT-8263 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Collett, Charles Edward, CMC, (1962-1992) AM AM-8251 Chief Petty Officer
Dodd, John, SCPO, (1969-1989) 00 AMH-8251 Chief Petty Officer
Facsko, Stephen, CPO NC NC-2186 Chief Petty Officer
Heminger, Steve, SCPO, (1969-1995) AW AW-7821 Chief Petty Officer
Heminger, Steven, SCPO, (1969-2005) AW AW-7821 Chief Petty Officer
Joy, Christopher, CPO AO AO-6803 Chief Petty Officer
Myers, Garry, CPO, (1965-1985) AD AD-8251 Chief Petty Officer
Schmitt, Mark, CDR, (1972-2005) AW AW-7821 Chief Petty Officer
Sloan, Frank, SCPO, (1965-1991) AW AW-7821 Chief Petty Officer
Sloan, Frank, SCPO, (1966-1987) AW AW-7821 Chief Petty Officer
Snell, Lee, CPO, (1968-1988) AW AW-7821 Chief Petty Officer
Tamm, Bradley, CPO, (1969-1989) AX AX-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Tuite, William, CPO, (1967-1987) AD AD-8251 Chief Petty Officer
Ackerman, Darryl, PO1, (1979-1995) AW AW-7851 Petty Officer First Class
Barnett Sr, Larry James, CPO, (1969-1989) IS IS-3907 Petty Officer First Class
Benning, John, CPO, (1973-1997) 00 AMH-8251 Petty Officer First Class
Burris, John, PO1 AME 8323 Petty Officer First Class
Carman, Lawrence, PO1, (1975-1993) AW AW-7851 Petty Officer First Class
Elliott, Charles, CWO3, (1972-1997) AD AD-8251 Petty Officer First Class
Grattaroti, Kenneth, PO1 AO AO-6803 Petty Officer First Class
Hale, Richard, SCPO, (1976-1998) 00 8261 Petty Officer First Class
Johnson, Richard, PO1, (1969-1991) AMS AMS-8319 Petty Officer First Class
Luster, Norbert D., PO1, (1972-1994) AO 8286 Petty Officer First Class
Mann, Thomas, CPO, (1967-1993) AD AD-8251 Petty Officer First Class
Martinez, Ernesto, PO1, (1978-1989) 00 8319 Petty Officer First Class
Meek, Michael, CPO, (1972-1993) AME AME-8319 Petty Officer First Class
Moon, Chris, PO1, (1972-1998) AW AW-7821 Petty Officer First Class
ROSENBLUM, DAVID, LT, (1978-1999) AW AW-7821 Petty Officer First Class
Scheve, Kenneth AD AD-8251 Petty Officer First Class
Springman, Robert, PO1, (1979-1988) AT AT-8263 Petty Officer First Class
Staats, Jack, PO1, (1979-1999) AW AW-7821 Petty Officer First Class
Staten, Michael, PO1, (1973-1981) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Tannehill, Gerald, CPO, (1975-1997) 00 8319 Petty Officer First Class
Thrutchly, Dougald, CPO AW AW-7821 Petty Officer First Class
Wallsteadt, Dave, CMC, (1973-2003) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer First Class

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