Balcom, Robert, DCC

Damage Controlman
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
DC-4811-Senior Enlisted Damage Control Prog. Management & Training Spec.
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Damage Controlman
Primary Unit
1999-2002, DC-4811, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
Previously Held NEC
HT-0000-Hull Maintenance Technician
HT-4954-General Maintenance Welder
DC-0000-Damage Controlman
Service Years
1980 - 2002
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
DC-Damage Controlman
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

  1995-1999, DC-9502, Afloat Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)

DC-Damage Controlman

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Afloat Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff) Unit Page

Chief Petty Officer


San Diego

 Afloat Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff) Details

Afloat Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)

Garrison - Training Command


Parent Unit
Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)

Training Center

Created/Owned By
MM Summers, Nicole (minnie mouse), MMFN 105

Last Updated: Feb 2, 2009
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Everyone at the training group was great. I enjoyed working with you all.

Best Moment
I had a lot of fun at ATGPAC. I got to ride almost every class of surface ship that was in active service in the Navy and Coast Guard inventory, from coastal patrol boats to nuclear aircraft carriers. I learned a lot there.

I always enjoyed attempting to convince ships CO/XO that we really were "Here to help".


Worst Moment
Taking serious flack from a very senior Captain (RADM selectee) of a large-deck aviation platform who was not happy with my team's assessment of his crew's performance. His guys couldn't even find a fire, let alone put one out. I believe that the man even referred to me as "incompetent". In my opinion, he was a self-important buffoon.

Other Memories
Damage Control Instructor/ Team Leader

My Photos For This Duty Station
Final reenlistment
ATGPAC Firefighting Instructor patch
303 Members Also There at Same Time
Afloat Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)

Lewis, Russell, CPO, (1982-2004) DC DC-9502 Chief Petty Officer
Provancha, Gerald, CMC, (1977-2008) DC DC-4805 Master Chief Petty Officer
Roller, Ron, MCPO, (1977-2007) DC DC-4811 Master Chief Petty Officer
HAYES, Patrick, SCPO, (1972-1998) DC DC-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Bedassohl, Stu DC DC-4811 Chief Petty Officer
Dunn, Roy, CPO, (1983-2003) DC DC-4811 Chief Petty Officer
Jamerson, Daniel, CPO, (1979-2004) DC DC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Leavitt, Ted, CPO, (1982-2009) DC DC-4811 Chief Petty Officer
Odom, Michael, SCPO, (1980-2006) DC DC-4811 Chief Petty Officer
Osborne, James, CMC, (1987-Present) DC DC-4811 Chief Petty Officer
Park, Dale, CPO DC DC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Sahagun, Lee, SCPO, (1981-2004) DC DC-4811 Chief Petty Officer
Longley, Daniel, PO1, (1988-2008) DC DC-4811 Petty Officer First Class
Lopez, Edwin, PO1, (1996-Present) DC DC-4805 Petty Officer First Class
Mayorga, Wilhelm, PO1, (1975-2015) DC DC-4805 Petty Officer Third Class
Resser, Stephen, CAPT, (1969-2000) OFF 111X Captain
Smith, Rick, CAPT, (1971-2002) OFF 111X Captain
Green, Bruce, CDR, (1980-2000) OFF 310X Commander
Hill, Michael, LCDR, (1987-2007) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Moran, David, LCDR, (1966-1995) OFF 640X Lieutenant Commander
Straws, John, LCDR, (1970-2001) OFF 613X Lieutenant Commander
Whittaker, Dave, CDR, (1986-2006) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Brown, Larry, LT, (1983-1996) OFF 110X Lieutenant
Echols, Todd, CDR, (1984-Present) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Factor, Doug, CDR, (1988-2015) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Franklin, Ray, CDR, (1993-2007) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Gibson, Bob, CDR, (1974-2007) OFF 644X Lieutenant
Pine, Lynneann, LCDR, (1980-2007) OFF 641X Lieutenant
Rin, Mike, LT, (1995-2002) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Seddon, James, CDR, (1994-2007) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Smith, Mark, LCDR, (1976-2005) OFF 612X Lieutenant
Stevens, Richard, LCDR, (1978-2008) OFF 612X Lieutenant
Chaney, Jeff, LCDR, (1979-2005) OFF 616X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Van Sant, USN RET, Frank, CWO3, (1972-2000) OFF 612X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Azevedo, James, MCPO, (1965-1996) 00 9502 Master Chief Petty Officer
Brown, Anthony, CMC, (1973-2003) 00 9502 Master Chief Petty Officer
Corkish, Robert, CMC, (1981-2008) MS MS-3529 Master Chief Petty Officer
Frankfurth, Roger, MCPO, (1975-2005) MM MM-4206 Master Chief Petty Officer
Kinder, Alan, CMC, (1977-2000) ET ET-3393 Master Chief Petty Officer
Carpenter, Mike, SCPO, (1984-2006) GS GSM-4124 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Cortado, Taun, SCPO, (1976-1997) 00 9502 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Cosby, David, SCPO, (1979-2005) EN EN-9502 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Decker, Anthony, CMC, (1983-2013) MM MM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Dexter, Dan, CWO3, (1982-2006) 00 9502 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Glandon, Stephen, SCPO, (1975-1995) EW EW-9502 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Johnson, Brent, SCPO, (1976-2003) 00 9502 Senior Chief Petty Officer
LaCasse, Kenneth, CMC, (1982-2005) 00 9502 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Lattimer, Doug, CMC, (1983-Present) RM RM-9502 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Merrifield, Joe, SCPO, (1981-2006) 00 9502 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Pettengill, Bruce, SCPO, (1975-2001) OS OS-9502 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Reyes, Felix, SCPO, (1976-2005) HM HM-8425 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Ross, Mark, MCPO, (1983-Present) CTT CTT-1781 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Swann, Thomas, MCPO, (1980-2011) FC FC-1130 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Toomer, John, CMC, (1984-2014) 00 9515 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Winston, Patrick, SCPO, (1980-2001) GS GSM-4206 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Aird, Pat, CPO, (1978-1999) 00 9502 Chief Petty Officer
Austin, Steve, CPO, (1979-2003) BM BM-9502 Chief Petty Officer
Balafas, Stan, CPO, (1980-2000) FC FC-1158 Chief Petty Officer
Bassig, Daniel, SCPO, (1986-2008) AB ABF-9502 Chief Petty Officer

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