Gibson, Kenneth, IT1

Information Systems Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
IT-2321-Surface Communication Systems Operator
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Information Systems Technician
Primary Unit
1997-2000, IT-2306, Norfolk
Previously Held NEC
RM-2304-Morse Code Operator
RM-2342-Teletype Repairman
RM-2346-Low Level Keying Teletype Maintenance
RM-2350-NAVMACS(V)5 Ship System Operator
IT-2306-Computer Based Training Technician
Service Years
1980 - 2000
IT-Information Systems Technician
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US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Military Association Memberships
American Legion
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 RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA Details

RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA

History of the Naval Training Center

In the mid-1920s, the City of San Diego hoped to strengthen its economic ties with the military, and offered more than 200 acres of land to the Navy at the north end of San Diego Bay to entice it to move the Recruit Training Station from San Francisco.

Building NTC

Throughout its 70-year history as a military base, the mission of Naval Training Center (NTC), San Diego, had been to provide primary, advanced and specialized training for members of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserve. In support of that mission, NTC expanded to include 300 buildings with nearly three million square feet of space. In designing the first buildings at the training station, Navy architects adopted the Mission Revival style. Within a few years, harbor improvements deepened the channel and anchorages in San Diego Bay and added 130 acres of filled land to the Naval Training Station, which was later renamed the Naval Training Center. Development of the base occurred in phases, often in direct response to national defense priorities. As a result, there was no comprehensive plan for NTC, and buildings were scattered throughout the base or existed in small clusters. The base eventually expanded to almost 550 acres.

By the early 1990s, San Diego had become home to more than one-sixth of the Navy's entire fleet. San Diego had more than a dozen major military installations, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the local economy with more than 133,000 uniformed personnel and another 30,000 civilians relying on the military for their livelihood.

Contributing to the Economy

In annual payroll alone for both military and civilian personnel, NTC contributed almost $80 million to the San Diego economy, according to the Navy's 1994 budget. Each year, more than 28,000 visitors came to graduations at NTC, and 80 percent of those visitors were from out of town, contributing almost $7 million annually to the local economy. Beyond these payroll and visitor expenditures, the Navy spent an additional $10 million for base operation support contracts.

NTC Closes

The end of the Cold War led to military downsizing and the need to close surplus bases. In 1993, the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission slated NTC for eventual closure.

The Navy closed NTC facilities incrementally. As the military functions on the base dwindled, so did the Navy's budget. Fearing that the lack of activity on the base would lead to security problems, the City and Navy entered into a master lease agreement in 1995 allowing the City interim use of 67 acres of the base site. The agreement was later amended to include more than half of the NTC property, with approximately 75 buildings occupied by interim users. These buildings were subleased from the City to various parties including film companies, nonprofit organizations, City departments, and small businesses. In addition, interim leasing allowed the City to maintain the buildings and landscape areas at a higher standard of maintenance than an otherwise decreasing Navy caretaker budget could provide. The Navy officially closed NTC on April 30, 1997, and all military operations ceased.

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Parent Unit
Recruit Training Center (RTC) (Faculty Staff)


Created/Owned By
OFF Garrett, James, CAPT 29

Last Updated: May 2, 2007
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RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA

Garza, Luis, MCPO, (1955-1985) Master Chief Petty Officer
Garza, Luis, MCPO, (1955-1985) Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Huff, Gerald, CWO3, (1971-1993) Chief Petty Officer
Jones, Chris, MCPO, (1972-1999) Petty Officer First Class
Ward, Michael, PO1, (1976-1996) Petty Officer Second Class
Bernardez Jr., Marcos, CPO, (1980-2003) Seaman
Jenkins, Dave, MCPO, (1979-2005) Seaman
Jensen, Jim, CPO, (1980-2001) Seaman
Marshall, James, CWO3, (1980-2012) Seaman
Oldenburg, Dana, PO3, (1980-1984) Seaman
Sipes, Mike, CPO, (1980-2006) Seaman
Wiseman, Terry, CPO, (1980-2000) Seaman
Jones, Andy, LCDR, (1980-2005) Fireman
Jordan, Mark, LTJG, (1974-1994) Fireman
Shaffer, Bruce, PO1, (1979-1987) Fireman
Thomas, Rodney, CPO, (1986-2007) Fireman
Vantino, Mark, MCPO, (1980-2009) Fireman
Walsh, Thomas, SCPO, (1980-2001) Fireman
Hartman, Gordon, CWO3, (1980-2004) Airman
Stone, William, MCPO, (1980-2010) Seaman Apprentice
Trotter, Norman, MCPO, (1980-2010) Seaman Apprentice
Richards, Don, CPO, (1980-2004) Fireman Apprentice
AGBAYANI, DENNIS, SCPO, (1980-2006) Seaman Recruit
Ashton, Bob, CMC, (1980-Present) Seaman Recruit
Basaca, Marco, CPO, (1980-2009) Seaman Recruit
Brew, Dale, PO1, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Brightwell, Billy, MCPO, (1980-2007) Seaman Recruit
Brock, Bradley, CPO, (1980-2005) Seaman Recruit
Cano, Rene, MCPO, (1980-2007) Seaman Recruit
Carney, Dan, MCPO, (1980-2010) Seaman Recruit
Columber, Kent, PO2, (1980-1987) Seaman Recruit
Compton, Jay Scott, PO1, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Cooper, Douglas, MCPO, (1980-2006) Seaman Recruit
Coughlin, David, PO2, (1980-1989) Seaman Recruit
Cube, Jesse, SCPO, (1980-2006) Seaman Recruit
Daigrepont, John, MCPO, (1980-2010) Seaman Recruit
Davis, Robert, PO1, (1979-1995) Seaman Recruit
DELEON, VIRGIL, PO1, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Dutcher, Glen, SCPO, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Farrell, Terry, CPO, (1980-2002) Seaman Recruit
Garza, Roland, MCPO, (1980-2010) Seaman Recruit
Grabiel, Lawrence, LCDR, (1980-2007) Seaman Recruit
Gregory, William, PO1, (1981-2001) Seaman Recruit
Hayden, Kenneth, SCPO, (1979-2001) Seaman Recruit
Hill, Anthony, SCPO, (1980-2004) Seaman Recruit
Jehle, Glenn, LT, (1980-2001) Seaman Recruit
Jensen, Danny, CDR, (1980-Present) Seaman Recruit
King, Karl, CPO, (1980-2007) Seaman Recruit
Link, Jeff, PO1, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
Manaloto, Ron, SCPO, (1980-2006) Seaman Recruit
Martin, Tim, PO1, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit
McCrocklin, H. Keith, CPO, (1980-2005) Seaman Recruit
McKenzie, Scott, CDR, (1980-2012) Seaman Recruit
McShane, Michael, PO2, (1980-1988) Seaman Recruit
Olsen, Robert, CWO2, (1980-2004) Seaman Recruit
Pasold, Terry, MCPO, (1980-2010) Seaman Recruit
Ramsey, Dennis, MCPO, (1979-2005) Seaman Recruit
Reed, Mark, PO2, (1980-1990) Seaman Recruit
Rutledge, Bruce, PO1, (1980-2000) Seaman Recruit

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