Jernigan, David, MM1

Machinists Mate
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
MM-9348-Machinists Mate
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1991-1996, MM-9545, NCBC Gulfport
Previously Held NEC
MM-4540-Valve Repair Technician
MM-4204-Steam Propulsion Maintenance Supervisor
MM-9545-Security Guard
Service Years
1980 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Antarctic Circle
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Suez Canal
MM-Machinists Mate
Three Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Security U.S. Navy Police (enlisted)

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge US Navy Honorable Discharge Persian Gulf Yacht Club Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 5
  1996, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 5 (Member) (Gulfport, Mississippi) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired as Supervisory Investigator / Chief - AFRH-G; now living in the Dallas Texas area with my wife...Currently serving as the administrative minister at my church and pretty much just enjoying life and serving the Lord.
Other Comments:
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  1980-1980, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL

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July / 1980

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September / 1980

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 RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL Details

RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL
The Orlando Naval Training Center (NTC) was commissioned on July 1, 1968. It was established to enhance the manpower training capabilities of the United States Navy. It was the final of three active training facilities for Navy recruits, the others being Great Lakes Naval Training Center and San Diego Naval Training Center. Orlando NTC was built on land used by the Army Air Corps during World War II as part of the Orlando Army Air Base. This base was decommissioned in 1946 with the military retaining the land with the exception of the airfield being returned to the city of Orlando (today's Orlando Executive Airport). RTC (Recruit Training Command or boot camp), was charged with "providing basic indoctrination for enlisted Naval personnel. In 1970, the Recruit Training Command has an average on-board load of about 3600 recruits occupying its five modern barracks, each of which houses 12 recruit companies. These five barracks, plus a 4,600-man mess hall, a classroom building, a recruit chapel, a training ship mock-up, and other facilities comprise the first camp of the Recruit Training Command. In 1969, construction on the second camp began with targeted completion date in mid-1973. The recruit population will then exceed 8,000. The second recruit camp will be identical to the first with five barracks and additional support buildings for training purposes. In 1973, Orlando became the sole site of recruit training for enlisted women. Prior to this, women had been trained in Bainbridge, Maryland. The move to Orlando created the first co-located training site for enlisted men and women. In 1993, many military installations across the country were ordered to close by the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission. After much discussion and input by the local community, NTC Orlando was chosen to be one of the bases closed. The Recruit Training Command graduated its last company of 459 recruits in the 1321st Pass-In-Review Ceremony Dec. 2, 1994. The command closed officially March 31, 1995. More than 652,000 recruits graduated from RTC. The Service School Command officially closed in November 1996. The various schools relocated to other bases, primarily Naval Training Center Great Lakes, Illinois. Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, the last major command to remain aboard the training center, graduated its final class in December 1998, thereby completing thirty years of Naval training in Orlando. With the closing of the Naval Training Center, Orlando and the surrounding area was left with no military bases. The closest being Patrick Air Force Base on the Atlantic Ocean. The property owned by the Department of Defense for the NTC was returned to the City of Orlando and a large-scale redevelopment plan has been developed turning the location into a major sub-unit of Orlando called Baldwin Park. The redevelopment includes hundreds of homes and apartments as well as shopping areas, parks and schools.

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

Training Center

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Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Keith Cary

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RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL

Brown, Michael, PO1, (1975-1983) Petty Officer First Class
Lee, James, CPO, (1971-1992) Petty Officer First Class
Fesler, Karen, PO2, (1974-1982) Petty Officer Second Class
Arencibia, Jorge, CPO, (1980-Present) Seaman
Borges, Mike, SCPO, (1980-2001) Seaman
Collins, Chris, MCPO, (1980-2007) Seaman
Guard, Jack, PO1, (1979-1998) Seaman
Munnich, Denise, PO1, (1979-2000) Seaman
Read, Rick, SCPO, (1980-2000) Seaman
Romanow, Phil, PO1, (1980-1990) Seaman
Smith, Jim, PO2, (1980-1992) Seaman
Strohaker, Guy, PO2, (1980-1985) Seaman
Williams, David, PO1, (1980-2000) Seaman
Barrow, Ben, CAPT, (1980-2011) Fireman
Munyer, Ed, MCPO, (1980-2011) Fireman
Durbin, Donald, CPO, (1980-2000) Airman
Mitchell, Tony, CPO, (1980-2001) Airman
Strates, Sally, PO3, (1980-1984) Airman
Brooks, Thor, CWO4, (1980-2007) Seaman Apprentice
Fritts, Carl, MCPO, (1980-2007) Seaman Apprentice
Gay, Robert, PO1, (1981-2003) Seaman Apprentice
Gore, James W., PO1, (1980-2000) Seaman Apprentice
Hobbs, Lori, CPO, (1980-2002) Seaman Apprentice
Lawrence, David, CWO2, (1980-2000) Seaman Apprentice
Lefkay, Brian, CPO, (1980-2000) Seaman Apprentice
Osburn, Nadine, PO2, (1980-1989) Seaman Apprentice
Russell, Ted, LCDR, (1980-2002) Seaman Apprentice
Brown, Kenneth, PO1, (1980-2000) Fireman Apprentice
Mahn, Janet, CDR, (1980-2008) Fireman Apprentice
Rickman, Nancy, MCPO, (1980-2010) Fireman Apprentice
Glass, Dennis, PO3, (1981-1986) Airman Apprentice
Jimenez, Carlos, PO3, (1980-1990) Airman Apprentice
Reynolds, Dennis, LCDR, (1980-2009) Airman Apprentice
Ables, Betty, SCPO, (1980-2006) Seaman Recruit
Ashmore, Paul, PO1, (1980-1992) Seaman Recruit
Balafas, Stan, CPO, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Barrett, Bert, MCPO, (1968-1993) Seaman Recruit
Chapman, Tony, SCPO, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Charles, Lois, CPO, (1979-1999) Seaman Recruit
Cole, Anita, PO2, (1980-1994) Seaman Recruit
Correll, Rick, SCPO, (1980-2007) Seaman Recruit
Cronauer, Pamela, CPO, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Dattilo, John, SCPO, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Deguzman, Carlos, CPO, (1979-2004) Seaman Recruit
Dickinson, James, PO1, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Fuller, Edward, PO1, (1979-2004) Seaman Recruit
Gantt, Iben, PO1, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Green, Danny, CPO, (1980-2002) Seaman Recruit
Harris, Cassandra, CWO2, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Hood, Marty, SCPO, (1980-2007) Seaman Recruit
Kelly, Rhonda J, PO1, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Klug, Mary Jane, LCDR, (1980-2004) Seaman Recruit
Long, James, PO3, (1980-1984) Seaman Recruit
Mailman, James, SCPO, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Mclaughlin, Robert, CWO4, (1980-2011) Seaman Recruit
Monk, Mark, CPO, (1980-2001) Seaman Recruit
Murray, Pamela, SCPO, (1980-2007) Seaman Recruit
Myers, Aldo, PO2, (1980-1996) Seaman Recruit
Odorczyk, Michael, PO1, (1980-2008) Seaman Recruit

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