Conrad Jr, Emerson, LCDR

Line Officer
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1981-1982, 132X, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
Previously Held NEC
AT-0000-Aviation Electronics Technician
1710-Foreign Area Officer (FAO)
137X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer ( In Training)
Service Years
1961 - 1982
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Tailhook
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Tailhook AssociationNorfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, VA
  1976, Tailhook Association
  2018, Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, VA [Verified]


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  1961-1961, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA


From Month/Year
August / 1961

To Month/Year
November / 1961

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

Rank
Seaman Recruit

NEC
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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.



Type
Garrison - Base Station

Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated

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

Strength
Center

Created/Owned By
OFF Garrett, James, CAPT 29
   

Last Updated: Jul 6, 2018
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
DAY AFTER WORST DAY, SENT TO DRILL DIVISION AS DRILL DIVISION YOEMAN. GOT RCPO STATUS, BICYCLE, LIBERTY CHIT, PRIVATE BED W/ INNERSPRING MATTRESS AND PRIVATE HEAD. COFFEE & DONUTS ALL DAY

Worst Moment
SECOND OR THIRD DAY ON THE GRINDER

   

Other Memories
COMPANY 419

   
My Photos For This Duty Station
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29 Members Also There at Same Time
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA

Gaylor, Lonnie, CPO, (1937-1961) TM TM-9508 Chief Petty Officer
Ryland, Rufus, PO1, (1956-1976) Petty Officer Third Class
Thomas, Rodney, CPO, (1986-2007) Fireman
Salter, Michael, CPO, (1961-1995) 00 00-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Savitz, John, CPO, (1961-1981) 00 00-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Hinchy, David, CPO, (1961-1981) Airman Apprentice
Benavitz, Walter, CDR, (1961-2004) Seaman Recruit
Browning, Arthur, SCPO, (1961-2004) 00 ZZ-9999 Seaman Recruit
Davison, Clyde E., PO3, (1961-1963) Seaman Recruit
Dowty, Bobby, LCDR, (1961-1989) Seaman Recruit
Gregory, William, CPO, (1961-1984) SR Seaman Recruit
Harris, Robert, AN, (1961-1967) Seaman Recruit
Huddleston, Robert, SCPO, (1961-1982) 00 00-0000 Seaman Recruit
Kupfer, Richard, CPO, (1961-1991) Seaman Recruit
Mondragon, William, PO3, (1961-1965) Seaman Recruit
Neuroth, Richard Joseph, PO1, (1961-1981) SR SR-0000 Seaman Recruit
Parrott, Jack, SCPO, (1961-1981) Seaman Recruit
Sanchez, James, PO1, (1961-1968) Seaman Recruit
Shook, Wayne, CPO, (1961-1981) Seaman Recruit
Smith, Clark, PO2, (1960-1966) Seaman Recruit
Smith, Harold, CPO, (1960-1980) Seaman Recruit
Stevenson, John D., CWO2, (1961-1986) Seaman Recruit
Torio, Dominador, SCPO, (1961-1990) Seaman Recruit
Williams, Tom, CMC, (1961-1985) Seaman Recruit
Flores, Gilbert, FN, (1961-1964) FA FA-0000 Fireman Recruit
Murray, Eugene (Gene), PO1, (1961-1980) Fireman Recruit
Evans, Raymond, CPO, (1983-2007) Airman Recruit
Lowe, Dennis, AN, (1961-1964) Airman Recruit
Recognition and Lookout Division, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA

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