Mottern, Carl, AW1

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
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Current Service Status
USNR Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
AW-7851-P3B Non-Acoustic Operator
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Primary Unit
1989-1994, AW-7851, VP-93 Executioners
Previously Held NEC
AW-0000-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
AW-7815-Helicopter Search and Rescue Swimmer
AW-7872-SH3H Multi-Sensor Operator
AW-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
AW-7861-P3C Non-Acoustic Operator
AW-7821-P3B/C Acoustic Sensor Operator
Service Years
1975 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Voice Edition
AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20 Recruiter Recruiting Command of Excellence

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge

P-3 1,000 HRS Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Naval Rescue Swimmer Captain Arnold J. Isbell Award

P-3 2,500 HRS Sikorsky 1000 Hours Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

SERE Blue Water Navy Maritime Warfare Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
VP-93 AssociationUSS America Carrier Veterans AssociationNavy Together We ServedUnited States Navy Memorial
  1995, VP-93 Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1997, USS America Carrier Veterans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2011, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
RETIRED FROM USCBP on 29 April, 2017, after 20 Years and 2 Days with US CUSTOMS/ USCBP. I DONT MISS IT! With my time at the VA, and the ative Navy years I bought back I retired with 36 years of credited Civil service.

I am now now a certified Baseball and Softball Umpire, graduating on 4-18-2017. I'm a Member of the Western New York Umpires Association. 

Still married since 1976 to wife number one, and we're living in the Buffalo suburb of Kenmore, New York.  We have three grown children, and three grandkids.

I worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Buffalo from 93-97. I was hired by the US Customs Service, at the Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York as an Inspector in 1997. The agency merged into the new Department Of  Homeland Security, as the Bureau of Customs & Border Protection (C&BP) in 2004. My last assignment was at our Buffalo International Airport office, located at the Prior Aviation Services (FBO) facility.  In September of 2011 I completed a two week course at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia for "Honor Guard" Training.  I was proud to  be part of the local CBP Honor Guard Team, available for funerals, parades and Color Guard presentaions. I always looked forward to those proud assignments.

I'm the current President of the Buffalo Postcard Club. My collection of US Navy ship,military aircraft and baseball park postcards is huge. Im also an avid baseball fan, following the Cleveland Indians and my hometown Buffalo Bisons.

I am a longtime Outdoor Sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.  I am an active member of the 3F Club ( Fin, Feather, Fur Conservastion Society) in Lewiston, New York.  The  group is dedicated to all phases of outdoor preservation, conservation and safe & ethical hunting and fishing activity. 

I've been an avid Photographer since I was a kid, with a special interest in taking photos of historic sights and natural scenic  beauty,  airshows, baseball games and wildlife.  Rarely do my photos include people, unless they are part of the "action" in a particular event or scene.
Other Comments:
I was an ice hockey official for the local USA Hockey chapter from 1984 to 1998.  I really enjoyed reffing, and it helped me stay in great shape for many years. The socializing with fellow officials after games, Refs Softball team, and group events were also fun. The new job with US Customs, and some long term nagging injuries finally forced me to give up reffing.  Sometimes I really miss it.

And in October of 2007 I finally followed up on  my one of my lifelong ambitions by earning my NAUI certification as a SCUBA diver. It's something I've always wanted to do, and should have done many years ago. Now I'm trying to make up for lost time with as many dives as I can get in.   Hoping to add another "skydive" or two to my list of accomplisments as well. Don't ever give up on your dreams, and dont stop having fun!

I lost a pal in my Dad on 4-27-2012 at 0800.  Cpl Frank Mottern USAAF (1943-1946) peacefully feathered his engines and "went west' He is loved and missed. He was given an nice sendoff with the Honor Guard from Niagara Falls Air Force Base, rendering "Military Honors'. 

I have built an AF-TWS profile for him and became a "Family Member" at that side as well.  Please look in on my Dads profile, if you are able as a "guest".  its a work in progress as I try to dig up long buried info on Dads USAAF service.

I have recently assumed the "Administrator" role for the USS COD Unit Page here at NTWS.  I have a long associoation history of visiting this decorated sub at Cleveland, Ohio.  I hope to be able to update an decorate the page with photos. Please visit the CODS page as well as the other profiles Ive built for some special buddies and some Major League Baseball players.

 Remembrance Profiles -  23 Sailors Remembered
  • Bridges, Michael, PO2, (1973-1995)
  • Fuller, Robert, RADM, (1945-1982)
  • Mize, John, PO1, (1943-1945)
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  1979-1981, AW-7851, NAS Brunswick

AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator

From Month/Year
December / 1979

To Month/Year
October / 1981

NAS Brunswick Unit Page

Petty Officer First Class

AW-7851-P3B Non-Acoustic Operator

NAS Brunswick

 NAS Brunswick Details

NAS Brunswick

Garrison - Base Station


Parent Unit
Naval Air Stations


Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2011
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
YNC Mike Wunder YNC(SS) a real lifelong pal.
Mike was the base HR Chief at the time. I helped him coach youth baseball.

Mike Ellet, Ken Ford, Greg Liefester, Dave Mackey in VP-8

Best Moment
Coaching Little League Baseball with my pal YNC(SS) Mike Wunder.


Worst Moment
Not being able to stay on shore duty in Brunswick. The AW Detailer had cooked my goose in this regard and I was forcced to go to recruiting duty at NRD Buffalo. I decided to exit the REGNAV at the end of that enlistment.

Chain of Command
Only CO of the base I recall was Capt BT Hacker.


Other Memories
Brunswick Maine is a great part of the country!

My Photos For This Duty Station
No Available Photos
119 Members Also There at Same Time
NAS Brunswick

Locke, William, CDR, (1948-1982) OFF 130X Commander
Holz, George, CDR, (1973-1991) OFF 250X Lieutenant Commander
Dunn, Gregory a, (1980-1999) 00 8800 Other Service Rank
Zanesky, Bob, SN, (1977-1983) CS CS-0000 Other Service Rank
Gary, Walter, MCPO, (1959-1990) PR PR-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Long, Herman, MCPO, (1960-1988) RM RM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Pappas, William, CAPT, (1968-2006) PN PN-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Anderson, Wayne, MCPO, (1970-2000) AS AS-7609 Chief Petty Officer
Beth, David, CPO, (1965-1987) AC AC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Corscadden, Stewart, CPO, (1974-1996) AB AB-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Evans, Rob, CPO, (1968-1988) AG AG-7412 Chief Petty Officer
Wunder, Michael, CPO, (1964-1984) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Bragg, Robert, PO1, (1973-1987) TM TM-0747 Petty Officer First Class
Bullinger, Darrell, CWO4, (1969-1999) RM RM-2346 Petty Officer First Class
Ewing, James, CPO, (1968-1989) AC AC-6901 Petty Officer First Class
Frederick, Lee, PO1, (1968-1989) HM HM-8452 Petty Officer First Class
Harvey, James, PO1, (1973-1993) AD AD-6418 Petty Officer First Class
Hayes, John, PO2, (1972-1981) AT AT-6606 Petty Officer First Class
Hooper, John, PO1, (1969-1989) AD AD-8251 Petty Officer First Class
Kent, Donald, PO1, (1976-1990) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Knaust, William, PO1, (1978-1986) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Longfellow, Linda, PO1, (1974-1993) AC AC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Matthews, Pat, PO1, (1976-1995) AMH AMH-8319 Petty Officer First Class
McGraw, Gary, SCPO, (1970-1996) AD AD-6418 Petty Officer First Class
Melillo, Mike, PO1, (1972-1993) AC AC-6901 Petty Officer First Class
Siver, David, PO1, (1968-1988) TM TM-0747 Petty Officer First Class
Sloan, Richard, PO1, (1971-1979) AMS AMS-8319 Petty Officer First Class
Tuttle, Ricky, PO1, (1977-1995) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Weenink, Robert, CDR, (1966-2001) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Wilson, Dave, CPO, (1961-1984) CE CE-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bolden, Christopher, PO2, (1979-1987) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bristoe, Bobby, PO2, (1976-1984) ET ET-1588 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Douglas, PO2, (1978-1984) AE AE-7136 Petty Officer Second Class
Cizek, Robert, PO2, (1979-1983) AMH AMH-8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Desrosiers, Edward, PO2, (1977-1983) AMH AMH-8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Henderson, Curtis, PO2, (1981-1993) AW AW-7821 Petty Officer Second Class
Igo, Chuck, PO2, (1977-1981) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Inda, Cheryl, PO1, (1970-1990) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Jack, Tony, PO2, (1977-1982) HM HM-8409 Petty Officer Second Class
Janke, William, PO2, (1974-1980) AG AG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Jones, KC, PO1, (1975-1986) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Kincaid, John, PO2, (1973-1980) AT AT-8326 Petty Officer Second Class
Kuehner II, Karl, CWO4, (1977-2005) ET ET-1444 Petty Officer Second Class
Lachney, James, PO2, (1980-2000) AE AE-7136 Petty Officer Second Class
Leon, Michael, PO2, (1976-1982) AT AT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Luiz, Wayne, PO2, (1976-1984) AM AM-8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Mayer, Perry, SCPO, (1976-1997) AE AE-7133 Petty Officer Second Class
Peterson, Barry, PO1, (1976-1984) RM RM-2312 Petty Officer Second Class
Picard, Raymond, SCPO, (1974-2003) AC AC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Price, Barb, PO2, (1978-1982) TD TDV-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Rarick, Clarence, PO2, (1978-1994) AD AD-6418 Petty Officer Second Class
Read, Travis, CPO, (1972-1993) GMT GMT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Samuels, Kenneth, PO2, (1977-1997) AD AD-8346 Petty Officer Second Class
Sawyer, Jim, PO2, (1976-1986) AC AC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Skeete, Curt, PO2, (1978-1984) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Spaulding, Gerald, PO2, (1975-1995) AD AD-6418 Petty Officer Second Class
Thompson, Frank, PO1, (1971-1991) AD AD-6418 Petty Officer Second Class
Bennet, Jeffrey, PO3, (1979-1982) AMH AMH-8319 Petty Officer Third Class
Blank, Howard, PO2, (1980-1985) AC AC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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