Bateman, Tom, GMM1

Gunner's Mate M (Missiles)
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
GMM-0986-TERRIER GMLS MK-10 Mods-0 & 7 Maintenance Tech
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate M (Missiles)
Primary Unit
1985-1989, GM-0986, Standby Reserve - Inactive
Previously Held NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
GMM-0000-Gunner's Mate Missiles
GM-0986-TERRIER GMLS MK-10 Mods-0 & 7 Maintenance Tech
Service Years
1976 - 1989
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Shellback
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
Voice Edition
GMM-Gunner's Mate M (Missiles)
Two Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Persian Gulf Yacht Club

Cold War Medal Persian Excursion Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

GONZO Station Yacht Club Did the Ditch (Suez Canal) Maritime Warfare Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
National Rifle Association (NRA)Association of Gunner's MatesUnited States Naval InstituteVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
United States Navy Memorial United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
  1982, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1998, Association of Gunner's Mates [Verified]
  1998, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1999, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Network Architect for Wayne County Airport Authority, the entity that manages the Detroit Metropolitain Airport and Willow Run Airport.
Other Comments:
I am the webmaster of the USS Preble (DLG-15/DDG-46) website.  Stop on by and visit.

I am also the Cruiser Archive Manager at  An expansive website which provides a photographic history of every United States Navy vessel.
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Countries Visited

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
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ArubaAustraliaBahrainBarbadosBahamas, TheBelizeBrazilCanadaCubaEgyptFranceGibraltarHaitiHondurasBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryItalyJamaicaMonacoMexicoNetherlands AntillesPanamaPuerto RicoSaint Kitts and NevisSingaporeSpainSaint LuciaUnited StatesBritish Virgin IslandsVirgin IslandsHoly See (Vatican City)

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  1982-1984, GM-0986, USS Caron (DD-970)

GM-Gunner's Mate

From Month/Year
August / 1982

To Month/Year
December / 1984

USS Caron (DD-970) Unit Page

Petty Officer First Class

GM-0986-TERRIER GMLS MK-10 Mods-0 & 7 Maintenance Tech

Southfield Reserve Center

 USS Caron (DD-970) Details

USS Caron (DD-970)
Hull number DD-970

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
CDR Jesse Drain

Other Memories
Assignmntes included Mustering PO, Training Officer

My Photos For This Duty Station
Service Photo
102 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Caron (DD-970)

Morris, Ronald, PO1 GM GM-0877 Petty Officer First Class
Johannsen, Michael, PO2, (1984-1991) GM GM-0877 Petty Officer Second Class
Yonkers, David, CAPT, (1962-1987) OFF 111X Commander
Fitzsimmons, Bill, CDR, (1962-1996) OFF 644X Lieutenant Commander
Sander, Jeffrey, CDR, (1976-1997) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Edwards, Robert, CDR, (1959-1994) OFF 410X Lieutenant
Mickelson, Steve, CDR, (1979-2002) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Ricketts, James, CDR, (1983-2004) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Crowder, Joseph, SCPO, (1973-1994) OS OS-0321 Chief Petty Officer
Dutcavich, Dave, CPO, (1972-1992) ST ST-0454 Chief Petty Officer
Featherer, Robert, CWO4, (1964-1991) CT CT-9125 Chief Petty Officer
Jeffery, Leathem, MCPO, (1974-1994) EN EN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
RAMER, Gregory, CPO, (1976-1992) EW EW-1734 Chief Petty Officer
Black, Robert, PO1, (1971-1992) SH SH-3115 Petty Officer First Class
Blum, Ron, PO1, (1969-1994) CT CT-9152 Petty Officer First Class
Boozer Sr., Joe, MCPO, (1974-2004) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Carroll, Jeffery, SCPO, (1974-1997) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Christensen, Peter, LCDR, (1971-2003) CT CT-9176 Petty Officer First Class
Cook, David, CPO, (1980-2006) GS GSE-4123 Petty Officer First Class
Cook, Fred, CPO, (1971-1994) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Flere, Richard, PO1, (1979-1985) ST ST-0443 Petty Officer First Class
Follette, Robert, PO1, (1972-1993) CTA CTA-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Greer, Darren, PO3, (1979-1992) GSM GSM-4124 Petty Officer First Class
Hansen, Wayne, PO1, (1978-1987) ST ST-0415 Petty Officer First Class
Kirchoff, Richard, PO1, (1970-1991) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer First Class
Licht, Christopher, PO1, (1970-1990) NC NC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
McGarry, Tom, MCPO, (1980-2006) CT CT-9125 Petty Officer First Class
McLester, Garey, PO1, (1978-1984) DS DS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Piergallini, Patrick, PO1, (1983-1989) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Purdy, Thomas, PO1, (1974-1993) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Scott, Alan, CPO, (1976-1994) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Sevilla, James, CPO, (1975-1995) CT CT-9125 Petty Officer First Class
Spatter, Michael, CPO, (1973-1995) CTM CTM-9249 Petty Officer First Class
Stanley, Joseph, CPO, (1976-1997) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Watson, George, CPO, (1966-1986) CTR CTR-2406 Petty Officer First Class
Beede, Michael, CPO, (1981-1998) GS GSE-4123 Petty Officer Second Class
Betsworth, Ed, SCPO, (1979-1999) GSM GSM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Blum, Michael, LCDR, (1978-2003) ET ET-1572 Petty Officer Second Class
Bradley, Ervin, PO1, (1982-1998) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer Second Class
Carney, Bob, PO2, (1980-1985) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer Second Class
Carney, Robert, PO2, (1980-1985) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Churchill, Perry, PO2, (1984-1993) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Clark, Jeff, PO2, (1982-1988) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Druin, David, PO2, (1978-1984) ET ET-1447 Petty Officer Second Class
Gallagher, Michael, PO1, (1982-1989) EN EN-4398 Petty Officer Second Class
Hayes, Wesley, PO2, (1976-1982) GSM GSM-4124 Petty Officer Second Class
Henderson, Robert, SR, (1982-1988) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Henke, Steve, PO2, (1980-1984) EN EN-4398 Petty Officer Second Class
Higgins, Tim, CWO3, (1978-1999) RM RM-2346 Petty Officer Second Class
Hogan, Robert, PO2, (1979-1985) DS DS-1623 Petty Officer Second Class
Mitchell, Bryan, CPO, (1983-1997) ST ST-0445 Petty Officer Second Class
Peck, Jayson, CPO, (1978-1998) GS GSE-4123 Petty Officer Second Class
Pennington Jr, Donald, PO2, (1981-1992) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Petrosky, William, PO2, (1976-1982) ETN ETR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Phillips, Richard, PO2, (1976-1982) GSM GSM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Reese, Gene, PO1, (1977-1995) ST ST-0457 Petty Officer Second Class
Spoolman, Karl, CPO, (1983-2003) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer Second Class
Thomas, Jeff, PO2, (1982-1986) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Turner, Mitchell, PO2, (1976-1983) ETN ETN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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