Powe, John, CWO4

Warrant Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Aviation Maintenance Technician
Current/Last Primary NEC
734X-Warrant Officer - Aviation Maintenance Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
1992-1995, 734X, NAS Dallas
Previously Held NEC
AA-0000-Airman Apprentice
AK-0000-Aviation Storekeeper
AME-0000-Aviation Structrual Mechanic Safety Equipment
8327-Organizational Maintenance
AM-0000-Aviation Metalsmith
Service Years
1965 - 1995
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Aviation Maintenance Technician
Chief Warrant Officer 4

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American Legion
  2006, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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What are you doing now:
Living ful time at my lake house.  Enjoying retirement.   Traveling
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  1965-1965, AA-0000, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA

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August / 1965

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November / 1965

RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA Unit Page

Airman Recruit

AA-0000-Airman Apprentice

San diego

United States
 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.

Garrison - Base Station


Parent Unit
Recruit Training Center (RTC) (Faculty Staff)


Created/Owned By
OFF Garrett, James, CAPT 29

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2017
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62 Members Also There at Same Time
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA

Tobin, Billy, MCPO, (1949-1981) AO 8286 Chief Petty Officer
Cook, Jeff, PO1, (1965-1995) RM RM-2312 Petty Officer First Class
Deal, Richard, MCPO, (1956-1976) EN EN-9508 Petty Officer First Class
McInnes, Archie, SCPO, (1965-1985) SK SK-0000 Seaman
Offutt, Dave, PO2, (1965-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Cobb, Dave, PO3, (1965-1969) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Dalton, Jim, CPO, (1965-1987) CT CTR-9508 Seaman Apprentice
Hughes, Robert A., PO2, (1965-1969) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Pulling, Jonathan, PO1, (1965-1987) 00 00-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Seibel, Monroe, CPO, (1965-1990) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Huelsmann, David, PO2, (1965-1969) HA HA-0000 Hospitalman Apprentice
Sallee, Gregory, CWO3, (1965-1987) AR AR-0000 Airman Apprentice
Allyn, David, PO3, (1964-1968) 00 00-0000 Seaman Recruit
Banks, John, CWO3, (1964-1985) 00 00-0000 Seaman Recruit
Bender, Bruce, PO2, (1965-1969) YN YN-0000 Seaman Recruit
Blankenship, Richard, PO3, (1965-1969) SR SR-0000 Seaman Recruit
Broussard, Douglas, PO3, (1965-1968) SN SN-0000 Seaman Recruit
Ferdig, Leonard, CPO, (1965-1990) OFF 1710 Seaman Recruit
Hable, Raymond, MCPO, (1965-1995) SR SR-0000 Seaman Recruit
Hargis, Terry, PO2, (1964-1973) AR AR-0000 Seaman Recruit
Jameson, Stephen, PO3, (1965-1971) SR SR-0000 Seaman Recruit
Petty, Dave, PO1, (1965-1991) SA SA-0000 Seaman Recruit
Rosenberg, Robert, PO3, (1965-1968) SR SR-0000 Seaman Recruit
Schaeffer, John, CWO4, (1964-1994) SN SN-0000 Seaman Recruit
Upchurch, Jefferson, PO1, (1965-1987) BM BM-0107 Seaman Recruit
Watson, Vernon, LCDR, (1964-1986) SR SR-0000 Seaman Recruit
Maki, David, PO1, (1965-1993) MM MM-0000 Fireman Recruit
March, Charles, SCPO, (1965-1992) FN FN-0000 Fireman Recruit
Morgan, Bruce, PO2, (1965-1969) 00 00-0000 Fireman Recruit
Morse, William, PO1, (1965-1975) FA FA-0000 Fireman Recruit
Ewert, Pete, CPO, (1965-1986) OFF 000X Airman Recruit
Lockwood, Ralph Huntington, CAPT, (1938-1968) Captain
Gacutan, Lineo, CPO, (1965-1990) Seaman
McArthur, Robert, LCDR, (1965-1994) Seaman
Thomas, Rodney, CPO, (1986-2007) Fireman
Mullin, Bob, PO1, (1965-1978) Seaman Second Class
Campbell, Colin, PO2, (1964-1968) Seaman Apprentice
[Name Withheld], (1965-1985) Seaman Apprentice
Lannom, Wade Andrew, SN, (1966-1967) Seaman Apprentice
Houston, Chuck, CPO, (1965-1991) 00 Airman Apprentice
Morton, Howard, LCDR, (1965-1992) Airman Apprentice
Bostick, Al, PO3, (1964-1968) Seaman Recruit
Brock, Lynn, CPO, (1965-1988) 00 Seaman Recruit
Cortright, Jon, PO3, (1965-1970) 00 Seaman Recruit
Crisp, Elmer, PO1, (1965-1999) Seaman Recruit
Fink, James, CPO, (1965-1991) Seaman Recruit
Holien, Terry, SN, (1965-1969) Seaman Recruit
Knupfer, Bob, PO3, (1965-1967) Seaman Recruit
Primrose, Paul, PO2, (1965-1969) Seaman Recruit
Scott, William, PO2, (1965-1972) Seaman Recruit
Sheldon, Bob, LCDR, (1965-1995) Seaman Recruit
Steffen, Norm, LCDR, (1965-1989) 00 Seaman Recruit
Tucker, Darrell Lee, PO2, (1965-1969) Seaman Recruit
Woydziak, John, PO1, (1965-1989) Seaman Recruit
Akin, James, PO1, (1964-1975) Fireman Recruit
Evans, Raymond, CPO, (1983-2007) Airman Recruit
Martin, Michael, SCPO, (1965-1995) Seaman
Owens, Larry Ray, PO2, (1965-1969) Seaman Recruit
Sutherland, Kent, PO2, (1965-1971) Seaman Recruit

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