Connor, Jim, CNOCM

Command Master Chief
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
CNO Directed Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
9580-Command Master Chief
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Command Master Chief
Primary Unit
1998-2003, 9580, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Previously Held NEC
AR-0000-Airman Recruit
AW-0000-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
AW-7821-P3B/C Acoustic Sensor Operator
AW-7831-S-3A Sensor Operator
AW-7834-S3B Multi-Sensor Operator
Service Years
1973 - 2003
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Icelandic Domain
Order of the Rock
Plank Owner
Suez Canal
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Allied Command Atlantic Iceland Defense Force Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Cold War Medal

P-3 1,000 HRS Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) S-3 1,000 HRS Bagel Station Peace Keeping Force

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran SERE Multinational Peaekeeping Force Beirut

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

New position - PaxR Triton Ground Segment Lead.  Long title for the manager of the Triton ground control systems for the Navy MQ-4C.  It kind of like the Ops/Maint Officer for a squadron of  P-3s with more politics

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  1978-1981, AW-7821, VX-1 Pioneers

AW-Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator

From Month/Year
July / 1978

To Month/Year
April / 1981

VX-1 Pioneers Unit Page

Petty Officer First Class

AW-7821-P3B/C Acoustic Sensor Operator

Patuxent River

 VX-1 Pioneers Details

VX-1 Pioneers

VX-1 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron ONE [AIRTEVRON ONE] Pioneers

AIR TEST AND EVALUATION ONE is responsible for the Navy's Air ASW test an evaluation effort. The problem of detecting a submarine in all kinds of weather in the vast ocean area, localizing its position, and then pinpointing the target with enough accuracy to release a weapon is complex. The Officers, men, and women of VX-1 are making an important contribution to the Antisubmarine Warfare effort and the defense of the Nation.

The unit first formed during WWII in response to the German submarines threat.  The response by the United States was the commissioning of the Air Antisubmarine Commander Air Force, Atlantic Fleet, on 1 April 1943 at Quonset Point, Rhode Island.

In order to consolidate ASW evaluation service of air and surface units, the Antisubmarine Development Detachment, comprised of both Air and Surface Divisions, was commissioned on 17 September 1943. By the end of the war, the Operational Development force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, was formed, to which ASDEVLANT reported for duty.

Since 1946, the squadron has undergone three name changes and one relocation. In October 1949, the name changed to Development Squadron One, and in February 1950 to Air Development Squadon One. On January 1, 1969, the present title of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron One was adopted. The long association with NAS Key West ended on 15 September 1973 when the squadon changed homeports to its present location at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Over the years, VX-1 and its evaluation crews have received numerous awards which include the Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Expeditionary Medal, 3 Meritorious Unit Commendations, 6 CNO Safety Awards, 11 Silver Anchors, and 7Golden Anchor Awards for retention,as well as a variety of additional citations and commendations.


Air Units - Fixed Wing


Parent Unit
Fixed Wing

Air Squadron

Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2012
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
Flew P-3 C U1/2/3, EP-3, H-2/3/60,

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87 Members Also There at Same Time
VX-1 Pioneers

Heminger, Steve, SCPO, (1969-1995) AW AW-7821 Chief Petty Officer
Parker, Paul, PO1, (1978-1998) AW AW-7821 Petty Officer Second Class
Stoodley, Howard, CAPT, (1953-1984) OFF 131X Captain
Aiken, Joel, CDR, (1969-1983) OFF 151X Lieutenant Commander
Murphy, James, CAPT, (1967-1994) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Smith, Steven, CDR, (1975-1995) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
WARNEFORD, GREG, LCDR, (1971-1993) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
FISHER, Byron, CAPT, (1974-1998) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Powers, Glenn, CAPT, (1969-1997) OFF 000X Lieutenant
Metzger, Edward, MCPO, (1955-1980) AT AVCM-8300 Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Grimsley, Edwin, CWO4, (1972-2001) AD AD-8251 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Green, Richard, CMC, (1961-1991) 00 AMH-8251 Chief Petty Officer
Heminger, Steven, SCPO, (1969-2005) AW AW-7841 Chief Petty Officer
Newton, James, SCPO, (1968-1995) 00 8319 Chief Petty Officer
Seibold, Vincent F., CPO, (1954-1979) AK AK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Bond, Dale, PO1, (1975-1995) AW AW-7841 Petty Officer First Class
Caton, David, MCPO, (1972-1995) 00 AMH-8251 Petty Officer First Class
Cox, Terry, CPO, (1959-1988) 00 8263 Petty Officer First Class
Croxton, David, SCPO, (1973-1996) AW AW-7872 Petty Officer First Class
Crozier, Francis, PO1, (1959-1981) AE AE-9502 Petty Officer First Class
Dabbs, Ben, SCPO, (1974-1994) AW AW-7873 Petty Officer First Class
Gardner, Gary, PO1, (1961-1980) AT AT-8263 Petty Officer First Class
Hager, Kenny, SCPO, (1977-1999) AW AW-7861 Petty Officer First Class
Hansen, Donald, CPO, (1972-1992) AM AM-8319 Petty Officer First Class
Hubbard, Benjamin, PO1, (1973-1981) EW EW-1734 Petty Officer First Class
Johnson, Richard, PO1, (1969-1991) AMS AMS-8319 Petty Officer First Class
Keller, Thomas, CPO, (1968-1989) AW AW-7831 Petty Officer First Class
Kusluch, Tami, MCPO, (1977-2002) AT 8375 Petty Officer First Class
Maule, Michael, CPO, (1972-1992) AWV AWV-0000 Petty Officer First Class
McDonald, Bruce, PO1, (1969-1981) AT AT-8263 Petty Officer First Class
Morton, Richard, MCPO, (1970-1998) AB ABF-7022 Petty Officer First Class
Nelson, Don, LCDR, (1975-1998) AW AW-7873 Petty Officer First Class
Ostroff, Jeffrey, CPO, (1973-1998) AX AX-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Shaw, Bill, PO1, (1960-1983) 00 8319 Petty Officer First Class
Terry, Norman, PO2, (1975-1981) AX AX-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Vigus, Nolan, CPO, (1975-1999) AW AW-7841 Petty Officer First Class
Waters, Tommy, CMC, (1973-2004) AB ABH-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Boyle, Mark, PO1, (1976-1996) AW AW-7871 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, William, PO1, (1975-1987) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Christian, Gary, PO1, (1976-1994) AD AD-8377 Petty Officer Second Class
Dahlstrom, Eric, PO2, (1975-1981) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Downs, Edward, PO2, (1977-1985) AE AE-8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Drehoff, Daniel, CPO, (1972-1994) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer Second Class
Fleagle, William, PO2, (1976-1983) AE AE-7182 Petty Officer Second Class
Gandarillas, Richard, PO2, (1977-1981) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Grace, Tim, CPO, (1966-1991) AT AT-8347 Petty Officer Second Class
[Name Withheld], (1974-1984) ABH ABH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hite, Terry, PO2, (1977-1981) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Kessler, Bruce, PO2, (1977-1981) AT AT-6710 Petty Officer Second Class
Leland, Joel, PO1, (1977-1997) AE AE-7182 Petty Officer Second Class
Miller, Paul, PO1, (1963-1985) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Stokes, William, PO1, (1976-1996) AD AD-8376 Petty Officer Second Class
Thibeault, Eugene, PO1, (1978-1998) AD AD-8346 Petty Officer Second Class
Townsend, Scott, PO2, (1981-1986) AW AW-7861 Petty Officer Second Class
Brewin, Robert, PO1, (1976-1996) AM AMS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cooley, Arnold, PO3, (1979-1983) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Humphreys, Tim, SCPO, (1977-2004) AM AMS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Justice, Dave, PO1, (1977-1995) AT 8375 Petty Officer Third Class
Larson, Douglas, CPO, (1975-1996) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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