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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  1970-1972, RM-2319, USS Orion (AS-18)


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RM-2319-Communications System Technical Control Supervisor


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 USS Orion (AS-18) Details

USS Orion (AS-18)
Hull number AS-18

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Tender/ Repair Ship

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2007
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67 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Orion (AS-18)

Curnutt, John, PO1, (1970-1993) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Genoski, Thomas, PO2, (1966-1970) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Kelley, Larry, PO2, (1969-1973) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Mccurdy, James, SCPO, (1970-1992) RM RM-2304 Petty Officer Second Class
Patee, Donald, CPO, (1969-1990) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Rodgers, Billy, PO3, (1969-1973) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Goolsby, Beverly, SCPO, (1955-1977) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Smith, Edward, CPO, (1971-1991) BM BM-5342 Chief Petty Officer
Blachowski, Robert, PO1, (1962-1972) EN EN-4313 Petty Officer First Class
Ellzey, Erici, PO1, (1970-1979) HT HT-4943 Petty Officer First Class
Hogarth, Robert, PO1, (1961-1972) EM EM-9517 Petty Officer First Class
McDonald, James, CPO, (1963-1985) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Sparks, John, MCPO, (1963-1986) CS CS-3529 Petty Officer First Class
Vestal Jr., John, CPO, (1955-1978) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Westlye, Don, MCPO, (1971-2003) HT HT-9593 Petty Officer First Class
Woldberg, Carl, PO1, (1968-1974) DS DS-1669 Petty Officer First Class
Cardwell, Lannie, PO2, (1963-1970) DS DS-1636 Petty Officer Second Class
Cook, Ed, PO2, (1969-1973) IC IC-4720 Petty Officer Second Class
Czartorijski, Will, PO2, (1968-1972) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gwynn, Thomas (Pat), PO2, (1969-1975) ETR ETR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Holland, John, PO2, (1970-1974) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hudnall, Ralph, PO1, (1968-1972) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hunter, Laun, PO2, (1970-1975) OM OM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Johnson, Craig, LT, (1968-1988) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Jorgenson, Dale, PO2, (1968-1972) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Marze, Charles, PO2, (1967-1973) EM EM-4615 Petty Officer Second Class
Mauk, Arthur, PO2, (1968-1975) IC IC-4711 Petty Officer Second Class
Moore, Randall, PO2, (1964-1970) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Pasquarelli, Vincent, LCDR, (1967-1995) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Revere, Vernon, PO1, (1969-1989) ET ET-1589 Petty Officer Second Class
Tesky, Michael, PO2, (1967-1973) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Tracey, Ronald, PO2, (1966-1970) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Tyler, Michael, PO2, (1970-1977) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Whaley, Daniel, CPO, (1968-1992) LI LI-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Wilson, John, PO2, (1969-1973) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bellerose, David, PO3, (1969-1973) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Esterline, John, PO2, (1967-1973) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Frost, Bill, PO3, (1969-1973) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Griffin, Gary, PO3, (1970-1974) ML ML-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jasinkowski, Michael, PO3, (1967-1971) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
LeBeau, Darrell, SCPO, (1970-1990) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lunna, Henry, PO3, (1966-1973) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Massaux, Raymond, PO3, (1967-1971) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
McLamb, Glenn, PO3, (1971-1975) IC IC-4716 Petty Officer Third Class
Meurer, John, PO3, (1967-1973) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Myers, William lee, PO3, (1968-1972) EN EN-4324 Petty Officer Third Class
Nichols, Morris, PO3, (1970-1974) EN EN-4313 Petty Officer Third Class
Preston, Robert, PO1, (1970-1978) EN EN-4313 Petty Officer Third Class
Quasdorf, Don, PO3, (1972-1976) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Simon, Andy, PO1, (1970-1978) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Smith, Louis, PO3, (1969-1973) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Swallow, James, PO2, (1964-1970) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Tucker, Larry, PO3, (1967-1971) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Wofford, Jerry, PO1, (1970-1981) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
[Name Withheld], (1969-1990) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Heckman, Greg, SN, (1970-1973) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Kendall, David, PO2, (1970-1976) TM TM-0000 Seaman
Zimmerman, Robert, SN, (1972-1975) SH SH-0000 Seaman
Riccobono, Sebastian, PO3, (1969-1973) DC DC-0000 Fireman

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