Bateman, Tom, GMM1

Gunner's Mate M (Missiles)
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
GMM-0986-TERRIER GMLS MK-10 Mods-0 & 7 Maintenance Tech
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate M (Missiles)
Primary Unit
1985-1989, GM-0986, Standby Reserve - Inactive
Previously Held NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
GMM-0000-Gunner's Mate Missiles
GM-0986-TERRIER GMLS MK-10 Mods-0 & 7 Maintenance Tech
Service Years
1976 - 1989
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Shellback
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
Voice Edition
GMM-Gunner's Mate M (Missiles)
Two Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Persian Gulf Yacht Club

Cold War Medal Persian Excursion Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

GONZO Station Yacht Club Did the Ditch (Suez Canal) Maritime Warfare Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
National Rifle Association (NRA)Association of Gunner's MatesUnited States Naval InstituteVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
United States Navy Memorial United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
  1982, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1998, Association of Gunner's Mates [Verified]
  1998, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1999, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Network Architect for Wayne County Airport Authority, the entity that manages the Detroit Metropolitain Airport and Willow Run Airport.
Other Comments:
I am the webmaster of the USS Preble (DLG-15/DDG-46) website.  Stop on by and visit.

I am also the Cruiser Archive Manager at  An expansive website which provides a photographic history of every United States Navy vessel.
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Countries Visited

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
Map Legend:

ArubaAustraliaBahrainBarbadosBahamas, TheBelizeBrazilCanadaCubaEgyptFranceGibraltarHaitiHondurasBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryItalyJamaicaMonacoMexicoNetherlands AntillesPanamaPuerto RicoSaint Kitts and NevisSingaporeSpainSaint LuciaUnited StatesBritish Virgin IslandsVirgin IslandsHoly See (Vatican City)

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  1978-1978, GM-0986, Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HI/Harbor Clearance Unit 1 (HCU-1)

GM-Gunner's Mate

From Month/Year
September / 1978

To Month/Year
November / 1978

Harbor Clearance Unit 1 (HCU-1) Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class

GM-0986-TERRIER GMLS MK-10 Mods-0 & 7 Maintenance Tech

Pearl Harbor

 Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HI/Harbor Clearance Unit 1 (HCU-1) Details

Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HI/Harbor Clearance Unit 1 (HCU-1)

Combat - Support Units


Parent Unit
Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HI


Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2012
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Mark Rodocker - another Preble refugee

Best Moment
MK-12 Diving system testing in Pokai Bay. All the single guys were put up in Schofield Barracks where this junior PO3 got a room designated for 2 Army E-6's to himself.

Working at Alpha docks on Hickam Air Force base. Nobody bothered us there and I got used to the base and island by being Duty Driver, driving the 5/4 ton truck all over.


Worst Moment
Painting the fresh water tanks on the barge, YRST-1

Chain of Command
Some mustang CAPT I can't remember


Other Memories
Was TAD to this unit while my ship, the USS Preble was stuck in San Diego with some Fireroom problems. This was some GREAT duty!

My Photos For This Duty Station
54 Members Also There at Same Time
Harbor Clearance Unit 1 (HCU-1)

Edwards, David, LCDR, (1974-1980) OFF 114X Lieutenant
Caully, William, MCPO, (1964-1980) BM BM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Lash, Leland, SCPO, (1964-1985) BM BM-5342 Chief Petty Officer
Dickinson, Eric, CPO, (1976-1997) Seaman
Dietrich, Steve, CPO, (1978-2003) Seaman
Mobile Technical Unit 1 (MOTU-1)

Martin, John, MCPO, (1961-1983) FTG FTG-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Handley, Kingsley, SCPO, (1957-1979) ET ET-1572 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Stark, Clyde, SCPO, (1958-1983) RM RM-2312 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Hinchliffe, Allen, CPO, (1958-1979) FTG FTG-0000 Chief Petty Officer
McMahan, John, CPO, (1963-1978) FTG FTG-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Naval Dental Center (NDC)

Wrobel, Lisa, PO2, (1976-1981) DT DT-8703 Petty Officer Third Class
Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HI

Andrew, Randy, CPO, (1972-1996) GM GM-0873 Petty Officer First Class
Merritte, Stanley, PO3, (1976-1980) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Howery, Jon, PO1, (1966-1979) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Iallonardo, Tony, CPO, (1965-1988) EN EN-4291 Petty Officer First Class
Lee, Alfred, PO1, (1965-1998) BM BM-0162 Petty Officer First Class
DeBruce, Clifford, PO2, (1974-1978) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gillies, Robert, PO2, (1974-1980) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Mills, Colin, PO1, (1972-1992) BM BM-0161 Petty Officer Second Class
Bakter, Leo, PO3, (1977-1980) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Heller, Susan, CPO, (1975-1997) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Labarge, Elizabeth, PO1, (1976-1994) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Patee (Pine), Nancy, PO1, (1975-1996) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Smith, Bruce, PO3, (1975-1980) GMG GMG-0872 Petty Officer Third Class
Stearns, Doug, PO3, (1977-1981) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Taylor, Terry, PO3, (1977-1981) STG STG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hill, Mickey, PO3, (1978-1982) EN EN-0000 Fireman
Taylor, Terry, SN, (1977-1981) ST ST-0417 Seaman Apprentice
Harding, Chuck, MCPO, (1959-1981) Master Chief Petty Officer
Fibranz, Bruce, SCPO, (1958-1978) RM Senior Chief Petty Officer
Holloway, George R, CPO, (1955-1986) Chief Petty Officer
DRUMMOND, DAVID, CPO, (1968-1995) Petty Officer First Class
Kopp, Paul, CPO, (1963-1989) Petty Officer First Class
Witterman, Jerry, MCPO, (1959-1990) Petty Officer First Class
Barnes, Cynthia, CPO, (1976-1996) Petty Officer Second Class
Bush, James, CPO, (1976-1995) Petty Officer Third Class
McHenry, Beth, PO1, (1976-1996) Seaman
DeVine, Pam, CPO, (1977-1997) Seaman Apprentice
Gregg, Daryl, FR, (1976-1978) Fireman Recruit
SIMA Pearl Harbor

Custer, David, SCPO, (1960-1981) BT BT-4503 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Bloomfield, James, CPO, (1970-1992) MM MM-3351 Chief Petty Officer
Stahley, John, CPO, (1961-1980) MM MM-4204 Chief Petty Officer
Gusman, Nicholas, CWO2, (1971-1999) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Jewell, Rodney, PO1, (1970-1982) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Knoll, Pamala, MCPO, (1973-1993) HT HT-4954 Petty Officer First Class
McCallister, Harry, PO1, (1969-1992) SK SK-2814 Petty Officer First Class
Neal, Patrick, PO1, (1962-1996) IC IC-9588 Petty Officer First Class
Toney, Jerry, PO1, (1955-1979) EN EN-4333 Petty Officer First Class
Yurtola, Vic, PO1, (1973-1985) BT BT-4502 Petty Officer First Class
Le Mere, Mike, PO2, (1973-1979) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Talbot, Vincent, CPO, (1970-1990) ST ST-0456 Petty Officer Second Class
Hughes, Paul, PO2, (1976-1984) EO EO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Anderson, Mike, PO1, (1972-1991) MM Petty Officer Second Class
Reed, Julie, MCPO, (1973-1998) Petty Officer Second Class
USS Arizona Memorial Detachment

McHenry, Beth, PO1, (1976-1996) Seaman
Barnes, Cynthia, CPO, (1976-1996) Seaman Apprentice

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