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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  1978-1981, RM-2319, USS Tattnall (DDG-19)


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Chief Petty Officer

RM-2319-Communications System Technical Control Supervisor


 USS Tattnall (DDG-19) Details

USS Tattnall (DDG-19)
Hull number DDG-19

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit
Charles F. Adams-class

Destroyer Guided Missile

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2007
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58 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Tattnall (DDG-19)

Johnson, Edwin, PO1, (1977-1997) RM RM-2321 Petty Officer First Class
Hammock, Kenneth, PO2, (1975-1979) RM RM-2304 Petty Officer Second Class
Jones, Marc, PO3, (1977-1981) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
McCullough, Jeffery, PO3, (1977-1981) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Gentle, Al, CDR, (1975-1995) OFF 310X Commander
Spiller, Ralph H., CWO3, (1960-1980) ET ET-0000 Chief Warrant Officer 3
Young, John, CWO3, (1964-1985) OFF 713X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Alsabrook, Michael, SCPO, (1963-1985) OS OS-0319 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Stroup, Carrol, SCPO, (1964-1986) MS MS-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Green, Richard, CPO, (1976-1996) MM MM-4206 Chief Petty Officer
Huber, Leroy, CPO, (1968-1989) GM GMM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ward, George, MCPO, (1963-1992) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Alexander, Phillip, PO1, (1963-1984) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hoppes, Walter, CPO, (1974-1998) FT FT-1128 Petty Officer First Class
Reinert, Thomas, SCPO, (1970-1991) GM GM-0876 Petty Officer First Class
Appling, Ronald, CWO4, (1981-2010) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer Second Class
Aspenwall, Steve, SCPO, (1974-1993) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer Second Class
Barbini, Robert, PO2, (1976-1980) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bauer, Donald, CPO, (1981-1994) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brooks, George, PO2, (1971-1992) HT HT-4955 Petty Officer Second Class
Cosenza, Pat, PO2, (1980-1986) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Edmondson, Michael, PO2, (1976-1980) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gordon lll, Livingston, PO2, (1977-2000) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Green, Kenneth, PO2, (1975-Present) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hamm, Allen, CPO, (1978-1999) MM MM-3366 Petty Officer Second Class
Hovey, Dave, PO2, (1975-1981) FT FT-1127 Petty Officer Second Class
Mahoney, John, PO2, (1980-1986) DS DS-1665 Petty Officer Second Class
Price, Bobby, LT, (1977-2001) ST ST-0451 Petty Officer Second Class
Schroeder, Mark, PO2, (1977-1982) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Taylor, Paul, CPO, (1962-1982) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Williams, Scott, PO2, (1976-1980) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer Second Class
Bellotti, Joe, SCPO, (1978-1998) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer Third Class
Blaes, Frank, PO3, (1977-1987) BG BUG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cooke, Robin, PO3, (1974-1979) JO JO-3221 Petty Officer Third Class
Dunbar, Jerome, PO3, (1980-1983) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Fauer, John, SCPO, (1976-1982) GM GM-0988 Petty Officer Third Class
Lary, Calvin, PO3, (1975-1987) FC FC-1113 Petty Officer Third Class
Laws, David, PO3, (1980-1986) MM MM-9348 Petty Officer Third Class
Morse, Scott, PO1, (1975-1988) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Nelson, Randy, PO3, (1981-1985) MM MM-9348 Petty Officer Third Class
Robertson, Glen, CPO, (1977-1998) BM BM-0161 Petty Officer Third Class
Torres, Theodore, PO3, (1977-1981) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Wilcox, Harvey T, PO3, (1977-1981) EM EM-4671 Petty Officer Third Class
Turner, Larry, SA, (1977-1979) SH SH-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Brady, Mike, MCPO, (1969-1989) SK Master Chief Petty Officer
Littlefield, Jimmy, PO1, (1966-1978) Petty Officer First Class
Purcell, Duane, LCDR, (1974-2004) Petty Officer First Class
Thatcher, Mark, PO1, (1977-1982) GMM Petty Officer First Class
Alan, Troyer, PO2, (1977-1981) Petty Officer Second Class
Maccio, Chris, PO2, (1977-1981) Petty Officer Second Class
Prokop, Jeffrey, SCPO, (1978-1998) Petty Officer Second Class
Purcell, Duane, LCDR, (1974-2004) Petty Officer Second Class
Reed, Ernest, SCPO, (1971-2000) Petty Officer Second Class
Reneer, David, CPO, (1979-1990) Petty Officer Second Class
Goldberg, Jan, PO1, (1976-1997) MM Petty Officer Third Class
Long, Jeff, PO1, (1981-2001) Petty Officer Third Class
Branley, James, PO3, (1977-1983) SOG Seaman
Brookins, Lonnie, CPO, (1972-1998) BM Seaman
[Name Withheld], (1980-2000) Fireman

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