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 Associations and Other Affiliations
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Marines' Memorial Association & Foundation
  2008, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Marines' Memorial Association & Foundation - 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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VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings

Air Units - Fixed Wing


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Fixed Wing

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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2008
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VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings

BREESE, Jack, CDR, (1969-1989) Lieutenant Commander
Deckard, Stephanie, SCPO, (1973-1999) Petty Officer First Class
Murphy, Tom, CPO, (1974-1994) Petty Officer First Class
Kruyne, Jim, CPO, (1975-1997) Petty Officer Second Class
Ledbetter, Zach, CPO, (1979-2005) Petty Officer Second Class
Watson, Dave, CPO, (1975-2000) Petty Officer Second Class
Bertram, Jerry, CPO, (1977-2001) Petty Officer Third Class
Bremmerman, Rick, PO3, (1979-1989) Petty Officer Third Class
Decaro, Art, LT, (1978-1999) Petty Officer Third Class
DeLong, David, PO1, (1979-1984) Petty Officer Third Class
Kempton, Michael, SCPO, (1979-2006) Petty Officer Third Class
Shinoda, Mark, PO1, (1978-1998) Petty Officer Third Class
Taylor, Tyrone, PO1, (1978-1998) Airman
Engler, Brian, CDR, (1965-1989) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Dueker, James, LCDR, (1973-1988) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Getzfred, Lawrence Daniel, CAPT, (1963-2001) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Allen, Russ, CDR, (1978-2007) OFF 132X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Hogg, Robert, LCDR, (1979-1986) OFF 131X Ensign
Solkshintz, Steve, CDR, (1977-1998) OFF 131X Ensign
Fetterman, Dean, MCPO, (1959-1980) AFC 8300 Master Chief Petty Officer
Corrow, Robert, SCPO, (1968-1989) PR PR-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Hales, Terry, MCPO, (1962-1992) AD AD-8251 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Miller, Marvin, SCPO, (1967-1989) 00 AMH-8251 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Waldron, Frank, SCPO, (1971-1994) ABF ABF-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Atwell, Charles, CPO, (1967-1987) AO AO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Cain, Louis, CPO, (1964-1986) AZ AZ-6313 Chief Petty Officer
Herron, Robert, SCPO, (1963-1982) AE AE-8251 Chief Petty Officer
Leasure, James (Jim), LCDR, (1962-1994) AW AW-7821 Chief Petty Officer
Nance, Bill, MCPO, (1970-1996) AW AW-7821 Chief Petty Officer
Neth, Robert, SCPO, (1966-1988) AW AW-9502 Chief Petty Officer
Weston, Larry H., CPO, (1972-1992) AM AM-8251 Chief Petty Officer
Ackerman, Donnie, SCPO, (1974-1994) AW AW-7851 Petty Officer First Class
Dillon, Kenneth, PO1, (1974-1984) AT 9521 Petty Officer First Class
Dillon, Kenneth, PO1, (1974-1984) AT AT-8229 Petty Officer First Class
Dillon, Kenneth, PO1, (1974-1984) AT AT-8263 Petty Officer First Class
Fecanin, Samuel, PO1, (1972-1991) AMH AMH-8319 Petty Officer First Class
Green, JJ, CPO, (1968-1991) AX AX-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Kusmierz, Rich, CWO4, (1971-1995) 00 8263 Petty Officer First Class
LANG, TERRY, CMC, (1963-1993) PH PH-8144 Petty Officer First Class
Legaspi, Victor, CPO, (1973-1994) 00 8271 Petty Officer First Class
Stephens, David, PO1, (1976-1984) AW AW-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Vatter, Thomas, CPO, (1963-1989) 00 AMH-8251 Petty Officer First Class
Alderson, David, SCPO, (1977-2005) 00 8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Bishop, Carl, PO1, (1976-1996) AK AK-8012 Petty Officer Second Class
Braden, Howard, CPO, (1973-1994) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brambila, Victor, MCPO, (1978-2001) AD AD-8819 Petty Officer Second Class
Collier, Lance, PO2, (1978-1984) AD AD-8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Cossano, Phyllis, PO1, (1975-1998) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Fisher, Donald, CPO, (1975-1997) AM AM-8251 Petty Officer Second Class
Lambert, Britt, PO2, (1972-1994) 00 8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Lambert, Britt, PO2, (1972-1995) AMS AMS-8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Long, Curtis, SCPO, (1972-1999) 00 8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Machin, Todd, PO2, (1979-1989) 00 8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Nielsen, Martin, CWO4, (1975-2007) 00 9502 Petty Officer Second Class
Sais, John, CMC, (1977-2003) AT AT-8265 Petty Officer Second Class
Sims, Jim, PO2, (1977-1981) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Whittenburg, Rob, PO2, (1977-1983) AX AX-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Boswell, William, PO2, (1979-1983) AW AW-7861 Petty Officer Third Class
Bremmerman, Rick, PO3, (1979-1990) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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