Melton, David, RMC

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
RM-2304-Morse Code Operator
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1984-1985, RM-2350, USS Edward Mcdonnell (FF-1043)
Previously Held NEC
BM-0164-Assault Boat Coxswain
RM-2343-Communications Maintainer
RM-2318-Communications System Technical Control Operator
RM-2319-Communications System Technical Control Supervisor
9515-Equal Opportunity Program Specialist
9519- Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor
RM-2350-NAVMACS(V)5 Ship System Operator
Service Years
1962 - 1985
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Assault Boat Coxswain US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Post 7909, Wesconnett PostUnited States Navy Radioman Association (USNRMA)
  1985, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7909, Wesconnett Post (Member) (United States) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2007, United States Navy Radioman Association (USNRMA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Before I retired from the navy, I swore I would stay away from any type of Military work for at least 10 years. I made it, plus one I think. Ha! Went to work before I was completely on the retirement list for a company called PTC Aerospace, later changed to Aircraft Products Co. Started as an Expeditor and Moved to Production Supervisor in less than a year. Main product of the Co. was building Aircraft Galleys, Military and Civilian. I stayed there 5 years, ran the Night Shift for 3 of those years. I got caught in a manpower reduction lay-off and moved on to an Inventory Service as Southeastern District Marketing Manager in training for Southeastern District Supervisor. I left them after either 8 or 9 months. They wanted me to move to Virginia Beach and take over Training & Scheduling for the Co. I had to say no to going back to that area of the country -- so, we parted ways. I moved immediately to the Di-Centenial (I think)Census Bureau, Data Entry Div., in Jacksonville & stayed with them until they finished up, about 8 months. I started working with Gibson Greetings, Inc. about a month before I was completely through with the "Senseless Bureau," as the Jacksonville Division Distribution Manager. I handled distribution of Greeting cards and all the ancillary products involved for all the Winn-Dixie Stores in the Jacksonville Division, a few in the SC Div. of W/D & later added 20 stores from the Montgomery, AL, div of W/D. I had a warehouse in Jacksonville and had to add a small one in Tallahassee, which I later had to change over to a larger warehouse. I have to say the job had it's fun times along with it's hard times. I was picked to open and train all the personnel for the Tampa, Div. of Winn-Dixie's, while still running my own Div. Then, one of my old driver's that had left and went to Contractor work on the base finally convinced me to put in an application for the company he was working for. And, here I still am 11 years later. I guess I like it. I've worked my way from Equipment Specialist through Data Entry Technician to Warehouse Floor Supervisor to Operations Manager. Having the Associates Degree didn't hurt, I guess. And, if I had pushed myself a little harder and finished about 9 more credit hours I might've gotten the big bucks but, that just isn't what I wanted.  I either shine for what I do and rise to what ever level I am capable or I do the best where I am at 'til I decide to leave.
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  1967-1967, RM-2343, Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, Vietnam


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Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam Unit Page

Petty Officer Second Class

RM-2343-Communications Maintainer


 Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, Vietnam Details

Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, Vietnam

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Parent Unit
NSA Danang, Vietnam


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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2007
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475 Members Also There at Same Time
Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam

Jeason, Richard, CPO, (1963-1987) RM RM-2304 Chief Petty Officer
Markiewicz, John, CWO2, (1961-1984) RM RM-2312 Petty Officer First Class
Peltier, Jay, CPO, (1958-1978) RM RM-2313 Petty Officer First Class
Bucklew, Carl, CPO, (1960-1980) RM 23CQ Petty Officer Second Class
Chandler, Bill, PO2, (1964-1970) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Davis, Donald, PO2, (1958-1968) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gates, Steven, CPO, (1964-1983) RM RM-2304 Petty Officer Second Class
Langley, Harold, PO1, (1960-1980) RM RM-2304 Petty Officer Second Class
Peasley, Steven, PO2, (1966-1970) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Mc Gowan Jr, Thomas, PO3, (1964-1967) RM RM-2313 Petty Officer Third Class
McCorkel, Patrick, PO3, (1967-1971) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Shear, Matt, MCPO, (1965-1995) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Loos, Clifford, PO3, (1965-1968) RM RM-0000 Seaman
McClung, Larry Earl, SN, (1966-1967) RM RM-0000 Seaman
Vear, Lawrence, SN, (1965-1969) RM RM-0000 Seaman
Lacy Jr., Paul Lindsay, RADM, (1942-1973) OFF 111X Rear Admiral Lower Half
Locke, William, CDR, (1948-1982) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Brady, Robert, LT, (1963-1967) OFF 110X Lieutenant
Cantrell, William, CDR, (1960-1981) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Fenton, Timothy, LT, (1966-1969) 00 00-0000 Lieutenant
Relinski, Robert, CAPT, (1956-1997) OFF 191X Lieutenant
Thompson, Donald, CAPT, (1949-1986) SO SO-5326 Lieutenant
Hosken, Jr., Edward, CAPT, (1966-1990) OFF 250X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Moinester, Robert William, LTJG, (1965-1968) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Gerow Jr, Lewis, (1966-1969) EO EO-0000 Other Service Rank
Hanson, Clark, LT, (1961-1981) OFF 718X Warrant Officer
Barrington, Robert, CMC, (1965-1990) SH SH-3115 Master Chief Petty Officer
Quinones, Abel, MCPO, (1947-1977) PC PC-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Deal, Richard, MCPO, (1956-1976) EN EN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Eisenhauer, Paul, CPO, (1956-1975) CT CT-9116 Chief Petty Officer
Piatt, Gary, CPO, (1954-1973) SK SK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
BORDWELL, DON, PO1, (1955-1976) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Brittingham, Bob, LCDR, (1960-1985) BM BM-0161 Petty Officer First Class
Durst, Howard, PO1, (1958-1968) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Feaster, Harry (robert), PO1, (1962-1982) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Heist, Ronald, SCPO, (1952-1972) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Navolt, Denzil, PO1, (1957-1969) OFF 1710 Petty Officer First Class
Tompkins, Harold E., PO1, (1950-1968) BM BM-0215 Petty Officer First Class
Walker, William, CMC, (1961-1981) EN EN-4333 Petty Officer First Class
Wesman, Art, CPO, (1961-1981) BM BM-0161 Petty Officer First Class
Whelan, Kevin, SCPO, (1960-1981) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Wilson, Sterling, CPO, (1959-1978) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Wilson, William, SCPO, (1958-1980) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Allen, Phil, PO1, (1966-1972) BM BM-0161 Petty Officer Second Class
BAKER, WILLIAM F, PO2, (1966-1969) BM BM-90IE Petty Officer Second Class
Bostic, Thomas, CPO, (1961-1983) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brock, Jeffrey, CPO, (1965-1988) CE CE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Kenneth Raymond, PO2, (1949-1967) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bullard, Howard, PO2, (1955-1967) 00 SH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Chamber, John, PO1, (1951-1975) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Craig, Ronald, PO2, (1961-1970) HM HM-8404 Petty Officer Second Class
Cranford, Billy J, CPO, (1960-1981) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Engle, Michael, PO2, (1965-1969) MM MM-5343 Petty Officer Second Class
Flynn, James, PO1, (1959-1968) CE CE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Garcia, Robert, CPO, (1962-1982) BM BM-0165 Petty Officer Second Class
Gardner, Robert, MCPO, (1962-1983) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gembler, Larry, PO2, (1965-1968) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Germer, Tom, SCPO, (1962-1991) CM CM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gockley, Lester, PO2, (1966-1972) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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