Barkley, David, QM1

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USN Veteran
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Petty Officer First Class
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1984-1986, QM-0000, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
Service Years
1971 - 1986
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I, David Barkley, do solemnly swear, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  So help me God

Taken October 4, 1971
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  1982-1982, QM-0000, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA


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 RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA Details

RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA

History of the Naval Training Center

In the mid-1920s, the City of San Diego hoped to strengthen its economic ties with the military, and offered more than 200 acres of land to the Navy at the north end of San Diego Bay to entice it to move the Recruit Training Station from San Francisco.

Building NTC

Throughout its 70-year history as a military base, the mission of Naval Training Center (NTC), San Diego, had been to provide primary, advanced and specialized training for members of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserve. In support of that mission, NTC expanded to include 300 buildings with nearly three million square feet of space. In designing the first buildings at the training station, Navy architects adopted the Mission Revival style. Within a few years, harbor improvements deepened the channel and anchorages in San Diego Bay and added 130 acres of filled land to the Naval Training Station, which was later renamed the Naval Training Center. Development of the base occurred in phases, often in direct response to national defense priorities. As a result, there was no comprehensive plan for NTC, and buildings were scattered throughout the base or existed in small clusters. The base eventually expanded to almost 550 acres.

By the early 1990s, San Diego had become home to more than one-sixth of the Navy's entire fleet. San Diego had more than a dozen major military installations, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the local economy with more than 133,000 uniformed personnel and another 30,000 civilians relying on the military for their livelihood.

Contributing to the Economy

In annual payroll alone for both military and civilian personnel, NTC contributed almost $80 million to the San Diego economy, according to the Navy's 1994 budget. Each year, more than 28,000 visitors came to graduations at NTC, and 80 percent of those visitors were from out of town, contributing almost $7 million annually to the local economy. Beyond these payroll and visitor expenditures, the Navy spent an additional $10 million for base operation support contracts.

NTC Closes

The end of the Cold War led to military downsizing and the need to close surplus bases. In 1993, the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission slated NTC for eventual closure.

The Navy closed NTC facilities incrementally. As the military functions on the base dwindled, so did the Navy's budget. Fearing that the lack of activity on the base would lead to security problems, the City and Navy entered into a master lease agreement in 1995 allowing the City interim use of 67 acres of the base site. The agreement was later amended to include more than half of the NTC property, with approximately 75 buildings occupied by interim users. These buildings were subleased from the City to various parties including film companies, nonprofit organizations, City departments, and small businesses. In addition, interim leasing allowed the City to maintain the buildings and landscape areas at a higher standard of maintenance than an otherwise decreasing Navy caretaker budget could provide. The Navy officially closed NTC on April 30, 1997, and all military operations ceased.

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Recruit Training Center (RTC) (Faculty Staff)


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OFF Garrett, James, CAPT 29

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2008
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169 Members Also There at Same Time
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA

Marulli, Frank, MCPO, (1954-1985) BT BT-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
SCOTT, CARL, MCPO, (1966-1988) EM EM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Croney, Joe, CMC, (1967-1994) MM MM-9508 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Morris, Daniel, MCPO, (1964-1990) 00 9508 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Toohey, Ken, SCPO, (1962-1988) SM SM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Colby, Reginald, SCPO, (1965-1984) BT BT-9508 Chief Petty Officer
Coleman, Kent, CPO, (1977-2000) IC IC-4777 Chief Petty Officer
Dutcher, Robert Earl, SCPO, (1964-1988) BM BM-9508 Chief Petty Officer
Foster, Delbert James, CPO, (1955-1982) NC NC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Haddix, Calvin, SCPO, (1972-1992) MM MM-9508 Chief Petty Officer
Jacques, Angelo, CPO, (1980-2000) GM GM-0981 Chief Petty Officer
Jones, Johnnie, SCPO, (1971-1993) EN EN-4291 Chief Petty Officer
Peterson, Merrell, CPO, (1971-1995) BM BM-9508 Chief Petty Officer
Puckett, Nelson, CWO4, (1963-1999) BM BM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Reamy, George, SCPO, (1973-1993) 00 9502 Chief Petty Officer
Spires, Tony, CDR, (1971-2001) AB AB-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Steffes, James, CPO, (1959-1985) EN EN-9508 Chief Petty Officer
Carson, Jeffrey, MCPO, (1972-1993) 00 9508 Petty Officer First Class
Cook, Jeff, PO1, (1965-1995) RM RM-2312 Petty Officer First Class
Curry, William, LT, (1974-1995) AB ABF-9508 Petty Officer First Class
Ennis, Bill, CDR, (1976-2018) BT BT-9508 Petty Officer First Class
Guardado, Michael, PO1, (1967-1989) SM SM-9508 Petty Officer First Class
Hoppenworth, Ken, CMC, (1972-1993) 00 9508 Petty Officer First Class
Peavey, Edward, (1974-1995) RM RM-9508 Petty Officer First Class
Webb, James, PO1, (1973-1994) AX AX-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Buckley, Jack, PO1, (1978-1995) AK AK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Davis, Bill, PO1, (1977-1994) SH SH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Kane, Cherie, PO2, (1981-1987) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
NORRIED, ERIC, PO1, (1975-1985) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Owen, Jason, LCDR, (1975-2005) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
McInnes, Archie, SCPO, (1965-1985) SK SK-0000 Seaman
Michiels, Kenneth, CPO, (1982-2005) OFF 1710 Seaman
Crite, Jerry, CWO3, (1974-1996) AO 8286 Airman
Hughes, James, PO1, (1982-2005) AN AN-9760 Airman
Rivas, Don, PO1, (1982-2004) AT AT-0000 Airman
Adams, Mark, PO1, (1981-1992) OFF 1710 Seaman Apprentice
Davis, Robert Wayne (Rob), PO1, (1982-1988) SN SN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Lohse, Keith, CPO, (1982-2002) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Troutman, W. RM RM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Martindale, Daniel, LCDR, (1982-2012) AMS AMS-8351 Airman Apprentice
Adamowicz, Stephen, PO3, (1982-1986) 00 SR-0000 Seaman Recruit
Bosque, Raul, PO2, (1982-1997) 00 00-0000 Seaman Recruit
Burnell, Danny, SA, (1982-1985) MS MS-0000 Seaman Recruit
Cunningham, Wesley, CDR, (1982-2017) 00 00-0000 Seaman Recruit
Field, Joel, PO1, (1982-1990) SN SN-0000 Seaman Recruit
Figueroa, Julio, PO3, (1981-1985) HR HR-0000 Seaman Recruit
Huggins, Noel, SR, (1982-1982) SR SR-0000 Seaman Recruit
Huggins, Noel, SR, (1982-1982) 00 00-0000 Seaman Recruit
Lewis, Steven, LCDR, (1982-2004) RM RM-0000 Seaman Recruit
Nerland, Michael, CWO3, (1982-2004) 00 00-0000 Seaman Recruit
Pursley, James, CPO, (1982-2001) SR SR-0000 Seaman Recruit
Swinehart, Jerry, PO1, (1982-1992) MS MS-0000 Seaman Recruit
Thomas, James, PO1, (1982-2002) ST STG-0000 Seaman Recruit
McDougal, Kurt, FR, (1976-1996) OFF 1710 Fireman Recruit
Beebe, Sean, MCPO, (1981-2009) AN AN-0000 Airman Recruit
Dahl, Chris, SCPO, (1982-2006) 00 00-0000 Airman Recruit
Lane, Richard, PO1, (1982-2002) OFF 000X Airman Recruit
Willett, Steven, PO3, (1982-1995) AR AR-0000 Airman Recruit
Garza, Luis, MCPO, (1955-1985) Master Chief Petty Officer

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