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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  1977-1977, GMM-0000, (GM) Gunners Mate A School

GM-Gunner's Mate

From Month/Year
October / 1977

To Month/Year
December / 1977

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GMM-0000-Gunner's Mate Missiles

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 (GM) Gunners Mate A School Details

(GM) Gunners Mate A School

Garrison - Training Command


Parent Unit
Advancement Schools and Courses

Formal School

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Mark Gilbert

Best Moment
Scoring above class average and getting out of class at noon every Friday. The others got to clean the class room, I went home for the weekend.


Worst Moment
None... It was all good!

Chain of Command
LT Rupertus


Other Memories
One of the guy's in my class (name escapes me) used to receive packages of (somewhat) fresh homemade flour tortillas from his parents. Man were those good!

Ran into the Barracks manager, GMG1 Michaud, long after my Navy service at Grattan Raceway. He ended up working for me at a number of races.

My Photos For This Duty Station
Building 521 - Gunners Mate School
1977 - GM A School Certificate
1977 - GM A School
1977 - 5 inch 54 trainer
28 Members Also There at Same Time
(GM) Gunners Mate A School

Copeland, Nelson, PO1, (1975-2017) GM GMM-0000 Seaman
Patton, John, PO1, (1976-1997) GM GMM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Bailey, Jerry, MCPO, (1968-1998) GM GM-0877 Chief Petty Officer
Mabey, Gerald, CPO, (1972-1992) GM GMT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Stegall, Jr, William G., SCPO, (1975-1996) GM GMM-0891 Petty Officer Third Class
Dammer, Mark, SCPO, (1976-1997) GM GM-0000 Seaman
Davison, Philip, PO1, (1976-1996) GM GM-0000 Seaman
Gunter, Charles, CPO, (1976-1993) GM GM-0000 Seaman
Burland, Jeff, MCPO, (1977-1999) GM GM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Diaz, Aquilino, CWO3, (1976-1999) GM GMG-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Fecher, Don, PO1, (1977-1995) GM GM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Flores, Robin, PO1, (1977-1985) GM GMG-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Greear, Dave, CWO3, (1977-2005) GM GM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Larson, Norman, CPO, (1977-2003) GM GM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Schmitz, Bill, PO3, (1977-1981) GM GMG-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Stimmell, Albert, LT, (1977-1999) GM GM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Sullivan, Ken, PO2, (1976-1980) GM GM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Baldwin, Kenneth, PO3, (1976-1980) GMM GMM-0998 Seaman
Clary, Steven, PO3, (1976-1981) GMG GMG-0872 Seaman
Taylor, Chris, SN, (1977-1979) GMT GMT-0000 Seaman
Davis, Weldon, SA, (1977-1987) GMG GMG-0000 Seaman Apprentice
GOMBOS, TERRY, CWO4, (1976-2007) Seaman
Hoyle, Michael, CPO, (1977-1990) GMM Seaman
Booth, Dana, PO3, (1977-1987) Seaman Apprentice
Johnson, Stephen, PO3, (1977-1980) Seaman Apprentice
Wheelis, Bill, MCPO, (1977-2003) Seaman Apprentice
Stephens, Lee, CDR, (1977-2012) Seaman Recruit
Day, John, SCPO, (1976-2005) Seaman

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