Breher, Rodney Davis, ASCS

Aviation Support Equipment Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AS-7609-Support Equipment Maintenance Manager
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Support Equipment Technician
Primary Unit
1993-1995, AS-7609, Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC)/Aircraft Division (AD)
Previously Held NEC
AS-7613-Shore Based SE Hydraulic Equipment Intermediate Maintenance Tech
AS-7601-Support Equipment Cryogenic Mechanic
AS-7612-Afloat SE Hydraulic Equipment Intermediate Maintenance Technician
AS-7618-Afloat Support Equipment Technician
AS-0000-Aviation Support Equipment Technician
Service Years
1974 - 1995
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Realm of the South Wind
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
AS-Aviation Support Equipment Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command Career Counselor Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Cold War Medal

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Emerald Shellback Persian Excursion

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  1994, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Are you done getting your one minute of Fame...
You know - I've been there & done that - That's for Sure...
Next time bring the Porsche...
You know the whole world is out of balance...
It Is what It Is...
Other Comments:
Get on the Boat - I like a Challenge...
Let's do it, I've got the lead....
Cool Beans...
Bada Bing - Bada Boom....Okay who done that...!!


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Iran Hostage Crisis
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The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic standoff between Iran and the United States. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981 after a group of Iranian students belonging to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, who supported the Iranian Revolution, took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. It stands as the longest hostage crisis in recorded history.

The crisis was described by the Western media as an “entanglement” of “vengeance and mutual incomprehension.” President Jimmy Carter called the hostages “victims of terrorism and anarchy” and said, “The United States will not yield to blackmail.” In Iran, it was widely seen as a blow against the United States and its influence in Iran, including its perceived attempts to undermine the Iranian Revolution and its longstanding support of the recently overthrown Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who had led an autocratic regime.

After his overthrow in 1979, the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was purportedly admitted to the United States for cancer treatment. Iran demanded that he be returned to stand trial for crimes he was accused of committing during his reign. Specifically, Pahlavi was accused of committing crimes against Iranian citizens with the help of his secret police, the SAVAK. Iranians saw the decision to grant him asylum as American complicity in those atrocities. The Americans saw the hostage-taking as an egregious violation of the principles of international law, which granted diplomats immunity from arrest and made diplomatic compounds inviolable.

The crisis reached a climax when, after failed efforts to negotiate the hostages’ release, the United States military attempted a rescue operation using ships, including the USS Nimitz and USS Coral Sea, that were patrolling the waters near Iran. On April 24, 1980, the attempt, known as Operation Eagle Claw, failed, resulting in the deaths of eight American servicemen and one Iranian civilian, as well as the destruction of two aircraft.

Shah Pahlavi left the United States in December 1979 and was ultimately granted asylum in Egypt, where he died from complications of cancer on July 27, 1980. In September 1980, the Iraqi military invaded Iran, beginning the Iran–Iraq War. These events led the Iranian government to enter negotiations with the U.S., with Algeria acting as a mediator. The hostages were formally released into United States custody the day after the signing of the Algiers Accords, just minutes after the new American president, Ronald Reagan, was sworn into office.

The crisis is considered a pivotal episode in the history of Iran–United States relations. Political analysts cite it as a major factor in the trajectory of Jimmy Carter’s presidency and his loss in the 1980 presidential election. In Iran, the crisis strengthened the prestige of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the political power of theocrats who opposed any normalization of relations with the West. The crisis also led to the United States’ economic sanctions against Iran, further weakening ties between the two countries.
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