Baca, William, LCDR

Staff Corps Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Active
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Service Branch
Medical Services
Current/Last Primary NEC
230X-Medical Service Corps Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Staff Corps Officer
Primary Unit
2014-Present, 230X, Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Lemoore, CA, Naval Operational Medicine Institute (NOMI)
Previously Held NEC
OS-0000-Operations Specialist
Service Years
1988 - Present
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Shellback
Medical Services
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Persian Gulf Yacht Club Cold War Medal

Order of the Golden Dragon Persian Excursion Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
American LegionPost 6307, Kettleman Hills PostMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)
  1993, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1994, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 6307, Kettleman Hills Post (Member) (Lemoore, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2006, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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  1988-1992, OS-0000, USS Independence (CV-62)

OS-Operations Specialist

From Month/Year
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- / 1992

USS Independence (CV-62) Unit Page

Petty Officer Second Class

OS-0000-Operations Specialist

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 USS Independence (CV-62) Details

USS Independence (CV-62)

(later CV-62)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - November - Quebec - November
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "GUN TRAIN"

Displacement 56,000 Tons, Dimensions, 1046' 6" (oa) x 129' 1" x 37' (Max)
Armament 8 x 5"/54, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 3800 - 4280.

Operational and Building Data

Built by New York Navy. Laid down 1 July 1955, launched 6 June 1958, commissioned 10 Jan 1959. Redesignated as a multimission carrier (CV 62) 28 February 1973. after being modified to operate ASW aircraft. SLEP at Philadelphia Navy Yard 4/1985 to mid-1988.

Replaced Midwayas forward-deployed carrier in Japan, 1991. Island was extensively enlarged during SLEP and other modernizations. Replaced by Kitty Hawk in July 1998 and decommissioned to reserve on 30 September 1998. Struck from the Navy list on 8 March 2004.

Status:Stricken, to be disposed of (Maintenance Category X).

Berth:NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Bremerton, WA.

Planned disposition:In April 2004 Navy officials identified ex-Independence as one of 24 decommissioned ships available to be sunk as artificial reefs. As of February 2008, however, she was scheduled to be dismantled in the next five years.

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit

Aircraft Carrier

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: May 6, 2007
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1378 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Independence (CV-62)

Taylor, William, CMC, (1968-1998) OS OS-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Brand, John, PO1, (1973-1991) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Gavin, Henry, PO1, (1982-2005) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gonzalez, Manny, SCPO, (1987-Present) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Strong, Bradley, PO2, (1985-1990) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Tovar, Steven, LT, (1989-2007) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Arceo, Rich, PO1, (1990-1994) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Davis, Cedric, PO2, (1989-2007) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
GREGGS, TYRONE, SCPO, (1992-2007) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kearns, Daniel, PO1, (1987-2007) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Key, Billy, PO3, (1987-1993) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Schaefer, Dustin, PO2, (1991-2004) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Streeter, Tyrone, PO1, (1992-2007) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Gonzales, Andrew, SN, (1985-1988) OS OS-0000 Seaman
Powell, David, SN, (1985-1989) OS OS-0000 Seaman
Alley, Roger, PO3, (1989-1992) OS OS-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Allen, Lester, SCPO, (1966-1994) OS OS-0334 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Bell, Mark, LCDR, (1977-2005) OS OS-0319 Chief Petty Officer
Doherty, Scott, SCPO, (1980-2000) OS OS-0318 Chief Petty Officer
Lepien, Glenn, CPO, (1970-1994) OS OS-0319 Chief Petty Officer
Dawson, Randall, CPO, (1982-2004) OS OS-0319 Petty Officer First Class
Mayhugh, Keith, SCPO, (1987-2007) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer First Class
Quattrini, Augustino, CPO, (1974-1992) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer First Class
Reeder, Daniel, PO1, (1979-1992) OS OS-0334 Petty Officer First Class
Allen, Jeffrey, CPO, (1985-2009) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer Second Class
Cabaza, Victor, PO2, (1989-1993) OS OS-0348 Petty Officer Second Class
Dressler, Thomas, PO2, (1983-1988) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer Second Class
Mangum, Clyde, CPO, (1983-2003) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer Second Class
Vega, Joseph, PO2, (1988-2007) OS OS-0342 Petty Officer Second Class
Mattingly, John, CPO, (1992-2016) OS OS-0346 Petty Officer Third Class
Wilken, Eric, PO3, (1986-1991) OS OS-0317 Petty Officer Third Class
McCoullough, James, (1982-1988) PC PC-0000 [Other Service Rank]
Magalis, Richard, CAPT, (1963-1991) OFF 131X Captain
Needham, William, CAPT, (1957-1990) OFF 131X Captain
Malgapo, Jesus, CDR, (1975-2001) OFF 310X Commander
Allingham, Thomas, CAPT, (1985-2006) OFF 210X Lieutenant Commander
Berardi, Rick, CDR, (1968-1999) OFF 636X Lieutenant Commander
Doles, Mike, LCDR, (1980-1996) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Formisano, Jerry, CDR, (1986-2007) OFF 230X Lieutenant Commander
Freitag Jr., R. Lee, CDR, (1979-2001) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Graves, John M. (Mike), LCDR, (1974-1998) AT 633X Lieutenant Commander
Hamilton, Al, LCDR, (1963-1992) OFF 612X Lieutenant Commander
Harden, Larry, LCDR, (1966-1996) OFF 641X Lieutenant Commander
Henderson, Randall, CDR, (1977-1997) OFF 163X Lieutenant Commander
MacKenzie Jr, Warren "Gair", LCDR, (1982-1995) OFF 165X Lieutenant Commander
Vetter, Alan, LCDR, (1970-1995) OFF 633X Lieutenant Commander
Greene, Eric, CDR, (1982-2007) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Hauck, Fredrick, CAPT, (1980-2010) OFF 310X Lieutenant
Johnson, Donald, LT, (1969-1992) OFF 619X Lieutenant
McDavid, Scott, CDR, (1983-1997) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Oliver, David, CDR, (1985-2007) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Price, Michael, CAPT, (1976-2015) OFF 636X Lieutenant
Thompson, John, LCDR, (1990-2004) OFF 310X Lieutenant
Williams, Richard Wayland, LT, (1970-1999) OFF 630X Lieutenant
Carroll, Michael, LT, (1969-1994) OFF 619X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Dailey, Tom, CDR, (1980-Present) OFF 651X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Easler, Brett, CAPT, (1978-2014) OFF 639X Lieutenant Junior Grade
George, Brian, CDR, (1980-2012) OFF 613X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lalor, Patrick, LTJG, (1975-1994) OFF 632X Lieutenant Junior Grade

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