Mottern, Carl, AW1

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
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Current Service Status
USNR Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
AW-7851-P3B Non-Acoustic Operator
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Primary Unit
1989-1994, AW-7851, VP-93 Executioners
Previously Held NEC
AW-0000-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
AW-7815-Helicopter Search and Rescue Swimmer
AW-7872-SH3H Multi-Sensor Operator
AW-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
AW-7861-P3C Non-Acoustic Operator
AW-7821-P3B/C Acoustic Sensor Operator
Service Years
1975 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Voice Edition
AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20 Recruiter Recruiting Command of Excellence

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge

P-3 1,000 HRS Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Naval Rescue Swimmer Captain Arnold J. Isbell Award

P-3 2,500 HRS Sikorsky 1000 Hours Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

SERE Blue Water Navy Maritime Warfare Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
VP-93 AssociationUSS America Carrier Veterans AssociationNavy Together We ServedUnited States Navy Memorial
  1995, VP-93 Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1997, USS America Carrier Veterans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2011, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
RETIRED FROM USCBP on 29 April, 2017, after 20 Years and 2 Days with US CUSTOMS/ USCBP. I DONT MISS IT! With my time at the VA, and the ative Navy years I bought back I retired with 36 years of credited Civil service.

I am now now a certified Baseball and Softball Umpire, graduating on 4-18-2017. I'm a Member of the Western New York Umpires Association. 

Still married since 1976 to wife number one, and we're living in the Buffalo suburb of Kenmore, New York.  We have three grown children, and three grandkids.

I worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Buffalo from 93-97. I was hired by the US Customs Service, at the Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York as an Inspector in 1997. The agency merged into the new Department Of  Homeland Security, as the Bureau of Customs & Border Protection (C&BP) in 2004. My last assignment was at our Buffalo International Airport office, located at the Prior Aviation Services (FBO) facility.  In September of 2011 I completed a two week course at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia for "Honor Guard" Training.  I was proud to  be part of the local CBP Honor Guard Team, available for funerals, parades and Color Guard presentaions. I always looked forward to those proud assignments.

I'm the current President of the Buffalo Postcard Club. My collection of US Navy ship,military aircraft and baseball park postcards is huge. Im also an avid baseball fan, following the Cleveland Indians and my hometown Buffalo Bisons.

I am a longtime Outdoor Sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.  I am an active member of the 3F Club ( Fin, Feather, Fur Conservastion Society) in Lewiston, New York.  The  group is dedicated to all phases of outdoor preservation, conservation and safe & ethical hunting and fishing activity. 

I've been an avid Photographer since I was a kid, with a special interest in taking photos of historic sights and natural scenic  beauty,  airshows, baseball games and wildlife.  Rarely do my photos include people, unless they are part of the "action" in a particular event or scene.
Other Comments:
I was an ice hockey official for the local USA Hockey chapter from 1984 to 1998.  I really enjoyed reffing, and it helped me stay in great shape for many years. The socializing with fellow officials after games, Refs Softball team, and group events were also fun. The new job with US Customs, and some long term nagging injuries finally forced me to give up reffing.  Sometimes I really miss it.

And in October of 2007 I finally followed up on  my one of my lifelong ambitions by earning my NAUI certification as a SCUBA diver. It's something I've always wanted to do, and should have done many years ago. Now I'm trying to make up for lost time with as many dives as I can get in.   Hoping to add another "skydive" or two to my list of accomplisments as well. Don't ever give up on your dreams, and dont stop having fun!

I lost a pal in my Dad on 4-27-2012 at 0800.  Cpl Frank Mottern USAAF (1943-1946) peacefully feathered his engines and "went west' He is loved and missed. He was given an nice sendoff with the Honor Guard from Niagara Falls Air Force Base, rendering "Military Honors'. 

I have built an AF-TWS profile for him and became a "Family Member" at that side as well.  Please look in on my Dads profile, if you are able as a "guest".  its a work in progress as I try to dig up long buried info on Dads USAAF service.

I have recently assumed the "Administrator" role for the USS COD Unit Page here at NTWS.  I have a long associoation history of visiting this decorated sub at Cleveland, Ohio.  I hope to be able to update an decorate the page with photos. Please visit the CODS page as well as the other profiles Ive built for some special buddies and some Major League Baseball players.

 Remembrance Profiles -  23 Sailors Remembered
  • Bridges, Michael, PO2, (1973-1995)
  • Fuller, Robert, RADM, (1945-1982)
  • Mize, John, PO1, (1943-1945)
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  1979-1979, AW-7851, VP-30 Pro's Nest

AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator

From Month/Year
September / 1979

To Month/Year
December / 1979

VP-30 Pro's Nest Unit Page

Petty Officer Second Class

AW-7851-P3B Non-Acoustic Operator

NAS Jacksonville FL

 VP-30 Pro's Nest Details

VP-30 Pro's Nest
VP-30's mission is to provide aircraft-specific training for pilots, Naval Flight Officers, and enlisted Aircrewmen prior to reporting to the fleet.

Air Units - Fixed Wing


Parent Unit
Fixed Wing

Air Squadron

Created/Owned By
MM Summers, Nicole (minnie mouse), MMFN 105

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2011
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Mike Ellet who was going to VP-8 with me. Jeff Klingensmith was a VP-30 instructor,who I knew In my A School class.

Best Moment
First P-3 indoc flight to all The Atlanic operating bases, Jax to Bermuda, Rota, Lajes, Brunswick to Jax, a four day junket.


Worst Moment
None, it went well

Chain of Command
Dont recall! I was a student.


Other Memories
Easy schedule, Lots of time off! Good training, did very well!

My Photos For This Duty Station
97 Members Also There at Same Time
VP-30 Pro's Nest

Hess, Jack, PO3, (1977-1982) AW AW-7851 Airman
Fails, Ron, CMC, (1974-2004) AW AW-9502 Petty Officer First Class
Harris, Barry, CPO, (1970-1992) AW AW-7861 Petty Officer First Class
Ingle, Darryl, CPO, (1970-1993) AW AW-7861 Petty Officer First Class
Kimmey, Russ, CPO, (1975-1994) AW AW-7861 Petty Officer First Class
Loar, Bob, PO1 AW AW-7861 Petty Officer First Class
Lorentz, Scott, CPO, (1968-1991) AW AW-9502 Petty Officer First Class
Alderman, Robert Wayne, CPO, (1978-2003) AW AW-0000 Airman
Allerheiligen, Randy, PO1, (1979-1996) AW AW-0000 Airman
Hausler, Mark, PO1, (1978-2003) AW AW-0000 Airman
Dedon, John E., CDR, (1971-1995) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Hesser, Neal, LCDR, (1968-1992) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Kirkland, Douglas, CDR, (1967-2000) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Gorman, Jeffrey, CAPT, (1977-2001) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Rowell, William, LCDR, (1974-1994) OFF 132X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Williams, Wayne, CDR, (1978-1996) OFF 131X Ensign
Teerlink, Bruce, CPO, (1967-1987) AX AX-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Wyatt, Jerry, CPO, (1964-1984) AD AD-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Bryant, Mark, PO1, (1963-1982) AD AD-8251 Petty Officer First Class
Curtis, Jim, LT AW AW-7821 Petty Officer First Class
DeBerry, Henry, PO1, (1967-1987) AO AO-9502 Petty Officer First Class
Dixon, Jimmy, PO1, (1971-1984) AE AE-7182 Petty Officer First Class
Gibson, Gary, PO1, (1974-1980) AX AX-0000 Petty Officer First Class
GROTH, Carl, MCPO, (1974-2004) 00 8263 Petty Officer First Class
Reed, Thomas, CPO, (1971-1992) AM AM-8251 Petty Officer First Class
Seguin, John, CWO4, (1973-2004) AW AW-7821 Petty Officer First Class
Speaks, Paul, SCPO, (1963-1993) 00 AMH-8251 Petty Officer First Class
Vickers, Joe, SCPO, (1969-1989) 00 8319 Petty Officer First Class
Bagby, John, SCPO, (1974-2002) AE AE-7182 Petty Officer Second Class
Barbour, Mike, SCPO, (1974-1994) 00 AMH-8251 Petty Officer Second Class
Garrett, Joe, PO1, (1974-1994) AW AW-7821 Petty Officer Second Class
Gillean, Mark, MCPO, (1972-1993) AD AD-8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Gish, Rick, PO1, (1971-1991) AW AW-7821 Petty Officer Second Class
Isbell, Clarence, PO2, (1975-1981) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
LeBrun, Rick, PO3, (1977-1981) AM AM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Liles, Curt, CWO2, (1973-1995) AD AD-8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Liles, Curt, CWO2, (1973-1995) 00 8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Lindsey, Stephen, PO1, (1974-1989) AD AD-8319 Petty Officer Second Class
Porter, Jerry, PO2, (1974-1982) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Randolph, Susie, PO2, (1976-1980) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Spears, Samuel, CPO, (1974-1997) AD AD-6418 Petty Officer Second Class
Stebelton, William, PO1, (1974-1994) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Varilla, Alex, CPO, (1977-2001) AW AW-7821 Petty Officer Second Class
Vencl, Lou, CPO, (1974-1994) AW AW-7821 Petty Officer Second Class
Warren, Marv, MCPO, (1975-2005) AE AE-7182 Petty Officer Second Class
Wright, David, PO2, (1974-1979) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Yasgar, Gerald (Jerry), PO2, (1974-1981) PN PN-2612 Petty Officer Second Class
Box, Joe, PO2, (1978-1983) AMH AMH-8319 Petty Officer Third Class
Chase, Hal, CPO, (1974-1996) AW AW-7821 Petty Officer Third Class
Colley, Mike, PO2, (1976-1986) AT AT-6710 Petty Officer Third Class
Eisler, Frederick, LT, (1977-Present) AME AME-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jones, John, CAPT, (1978-2015) PN PN-0000 Seaman
Agliano, Mike, SCPO, (1977-2003) 00 8201 Airman
Carney, Robin, CPO, (1975-1995) OFF 000X Airman
Goodwin, Alan, CPO, (1977-2000) AW AW-7821 Airman
Smalt, Rod, PO1, (1977-1995) AW AW-7821 Airman
Masciangelo, Peter, CAPT, (1973-2001) Lieutenant
Timmerman, Claude, CAPT, (1972-2001) Lieutenant
Grimes, Keith, CDR, (1978-2001) Ensign

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