Youmans, Rocco J., DPC

Data Processing Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Service Branch
Data Processing Technician
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
DP-2743-Computer Programmer (FORTRAN)
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Data Processing Technician
Primary Unit
1988-1990, DP-2741, NAVSUPACT (NSA)
Previously Held Designator/NEC
DP-0000-Data Processing Technician
DP-2741-Computer Programmer (COBOL)
Service Years
1969 - 1990
DP-Data Processing Technician
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US Navy Retired 20 Command Master at Arms

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United States Navy Memorial Department of Virginia
  1990, United States Navy Memorial 1 - Assoc. Page
  2015, American Legion, Department of Virginia (Richmond, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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What are you doing now:
Fully Retired from U.S. Navy (1990) and U.S. Civil Service (2011).  Moved to an active adult retirement community with  my wife of over 40 years.  Since my retirement, my wife and I enjoy travel to various states on both East and West Coasts.  Other hobbies include working out daily at our fitness facility and attending Washington National Baseball Games!
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  1969-1969, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA

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October / 1969

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Seaman Recruit

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San Diego, CA

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

Vintage Photo of NTC Band Practice

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

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RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA

Fischer, Harry Frederick, CAPT, (1935-1970) Captain
Forrest, Allen, SCPO, (1958-1977) SM SM-9508 Chief Petty Officer
Wright, Wayne, LCDR, (1956-1990) QM QM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Wright, Wayne, LCDR, (1956-1990) Chief Petty Officer
Cook, Jeff, PO1, (1965-1995) RM RM-2312 Petty Officer First Class
Guardado, Michael, PO1, (1967-1989) SM SM-9508 Petty Officer First Class
Heller, Kenneth, CPO, (1958-1980) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Ritenour, Sherman, PO1, (1957-1976) Petty Officer First Class
White, James, CPO, (1960-1982) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Becker, Carl, LTJG, (1969-1974) Seaman
Davis, William, CDR, (1968-1994) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Harkness, John, CPO, (1969-1994) RM RM-0000 Seaman
McInnes, Archie, SCPO, (1965-1985) SK SK-0000 Seaman
Mullins, Dale, PO1, (1976-1996) Seaman
Sisson(Neiderheiser), Iva J, SN, (1968-1970) YN YN-0000 Seaman
Schlake, Steven, CAPT, (1969-1995) 00 9508 Fireman
Thomas, Rodney, CPO, (1986-2007) Fireman
Lawson, Rogers, MCPO, (1969-2002) Airman
Price, Steven, CPO, (1969-1997) Airman
Ball, Steven D., CPO, (1969-1992) Seaman Apprentice
Cuevas, Constancio, CWO4, (1969-1999) SD SD-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Dresser, Craig, PO3, (1969-1973) OFF Seaman Apprentice
Gonzales, Joe Luis, SA, (1968-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Goodwin, Danny, PO3, (1969-1973) Seaman Apprentice
Kelley, Richard, MCPO, (1969-1990) SK Seaman Apprentice
Kerr, James William, SA, (1969-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Kozlowski, Harold, PO2, (1969-1975) 00 Seaman Apprentice
Kozlowski, Harry, PO2, (1969-1975) 00 Seaman Apprentice
Lomax, Richard, SCPO, (1969-1989) CTR CTR-2406 Seaman Apprentice
Lyons, Isaac, SA, (1969-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Martin, Lawrence, SCPO, (1969-1993) OFF Seaman Apprentice
McVay, Steven, SCPO, (1969-1990) SK SK-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Melendrez, Andrew Martin, SA, (1969-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Olson, Oly, CPO, (1969-1997) Seaman Apprentice
Overstreet, Wayne, SCPO, (1968-1990) Seaman Apprentice
Rowe, Richard, PO3, (1969-1973) YN Seaman Apprentice
Sida, James, PO3, (1968-1972) SR SR-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Sinkular, Francis, CPO, (1969-1990) Seaman Apprentice
Tolar, John Thomas, SA, (1968-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Williams, Michael, PO2, (1969-1991) SH SH-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Hublitz, Gary, LCDR, (1969-1996) 00 00-0000 Airman Apprentice
Patocka, Duane, MCPO, (1969-1999) Airman Apprentice
Skelton, Richard, PO1, (1968-1990) Airman Apprentice
Weitz, John, SCPO, (1969-1995) Airman Apprentice
Batac, Danilo, MCPO, (1969-1999) Seaman Recruit
Becklehimer, Jerrold, LT, (1968-1991) Seaman Recruit
Brooks, Walt, CPO, (1969-1993) Seaman Recruit
Capen, Mars, PO1, (1969-1994) Seaman Recruit
Croghan, Robert, CPO, (1969-1994) Seaman Recruit
Flores, Felipe, PO1, (1969-1995) Seaman Recruit
Flores, Richard, SCPO, (1968-1989) Seaman Recruit
Hancock, Tim, PO3, (1969-1971) Seaman Recruit
Kelly, James, SCPO, (1969-1995) Seaman Recruit
Kuykendall, John, LT, (1969-1978) RM RM-0000 Seaman Recruit
Kyne, Dennis, CPO, (1969-1990) Seaman Recruit
McHaley, George, PO1, (1969-1980) Seaman Recruit
Mondragon, Larry E., PO3, (1969-1972) Seaman Recruit
Olds, Paul, SCPO, (1969-1991) Seaman Recruit
Olson (Ret), Steven, PO1, (1968-1995) Seaman Recruit
Pantoja, Rudolph, PO1, (1969-1992) Seaman Recruit

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