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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  1967-1970, RM-2318, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)


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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2007
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Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)

Long, Herman, MCPO, (1960-1988) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Tucker, Harold, PO2, (1962-1969) RM RM-2303 Petty Officer Second Class
Balitchik, Michael Joseph, SN, (1966-1968) RM RM-0000 Seaman
Clarey, Bernard, ADM, (1934-1973) OFF 112X Admiral
HYLAND, John, ADM, (1934-1971) OFF 000X Admiral
Gillespie, Jr., Charles Rodgers, CAPT, (1951-1986) OFF 131X Captain
Robinson, Rembrandt Cecil, RADM, (1944-1972) OFF 111X Captain
Blackwood, Robert Gene, CDR, (1952-1968) OFF 132X Commander
Blundell, Peveril, CAPT, (1953-1983) OFF 111X Commander
Cameron, Kenneth Robbins, CAPT, (1950-1970) OFF 131X Commander
Fitzgerald, Maurice D., CAPT, (1954-1986) OFF 131X Commander
Knutson, Albert E., CAPT, (1944-1974) OFF 131X Commander
Sperling, David John, CAPT, (1952-1983) OFF 131X Commander
Hill, Daniel, LCDR, (1969-1994) OFF 152X Lieutenant Commander
Pirie, James Glenn, CAPT, (1955-1984) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Prendergast, Francis Sarsfield, CDR, (1964-1985) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Stevens, Philip Paul, LTJG, (1965-1968) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Ross, Albert, CAPT, (1957-1996) OFF 644X Ensign
Steffens, Bobby, CWO3, (1961-1981) CT CT-9124 Chief Warrant Officer 3
Rodriguez, Manuel, FLTCM, (1970-2005) CMC 9580 Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer
Hrbacek, Billy, CWO3, (1958-1982) ET ET-1442 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Hess, Edward Phillip, CPO, (1960-1969) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Kimble, James, CPO, (1969-1990) GM GM-0876 Chief Petty Officer
Noble, Terry, MCPO, (1960-1991) CT CT-9124 Chief Petty Officer
Schneider, Donald, CPO, (1951-1971) IS IS-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Sutton, Roldon, CPO, (1966-1972) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Wilson, H. L., CPO, (1957-1977) CT CT-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Beauchemin, Lawrence, PO1, (1954-1974) AG AG-7412 Petty Officer First Class
Benner, David, MCPO, (1962-1992) YN YN-2505 Petty Officer First Class
Edwards, John, PO1, (1958-1973) YN YN-2505 Petty Officer First Class
Snider, Terry, MCPO, (1960-1989) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Battaglia, Christopher Paul, PO2, (1966-1968) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Batten, Phillip, LCDR, (1966-1989) YN CYN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Birch, John Macy, PO2, (1965-1969) AT AT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Black, Joseph, PO2, (1968-1972) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bletsch, William Pete, PO2, (1967-1970) AM AM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bloodworth, A.F., CPO, (1964-1989) DM DM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Burke, Michael, PO2, (1964-1971) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
[Name Withheld], (1961-1968) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Engdahl, James, PO2, (1968-1972) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Fricks, Felix, SCPO, (1970-1991) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Penn, Gary, PO2, (1967-1970) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Scott, Robert, SCPO, (1968-1988) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Tiernan, John, PO1, (1961-1970) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Warthen, Carole, PO2, (1962-1969) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Asbeck, Gregory Joseph, PO3, (1967-1970) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Athanasiou, Ronald S., PO3, (1968-1970) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Ball, Arthur Wyman, PO3, (1965-1968) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Belt, Cecil Delbert, PO3, (1965-1968) HM HM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Benoit, Francis Arthur, PO3, (1965-1967) HM HM-8404 Petty Officer Third Class
Boynton, Charles Benham, PO3, (1966-1968) HM HM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Brown, John, PO3, (1964-1968) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Bryan, John, CPO, (1965-1986) IM IM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Case, Thurle Eugene, PO3, (1967-1970) AT AT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cooney, Gerry, PO3, (1961-1967) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Fanning, Christopher Eugene, PO3, (1963-1967) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Gardner, Melvin Hollman, PO3, (1966-1969) ST ST-0401 Petty Officer Third Class
Jonas, Dick, PO3, (1967-1974) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jurkowski, Michael, PO3, (1967-1973) CTO CTO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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