Skelly, Michael, CWO3

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Service Branch
Aviation Electronic Technician
Current/Last Primary NEC
738X-Warrant Officer - Aviation Electronics Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Chief Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
1995-1999, 738X, Commander Airborne Early Warning Wing Pacific (COMAEWWINGPAC)
Previously Held NEC
AT-6709-E-2C Group II AEW System Maintenance Technician
AT-8264-E-2C AEW Flight Tech
AT-8306-E-2C Group II Organizational Systems Maintenance Technician
734X-Warrant Officer - Aviation Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1978 - 1999
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Tailhook
Aviation Electronic Technician
Chief Warrant Officer 3

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Cold War Medal Persian Gulf Yacht Club

LDO/CWO


 Military Association Memberships
Navy Mustang AssociationPost 2632, Patuxent River Naval Air Station PostPatriot Guard RidersRolling Thunder
Tailhook AssociationUnited States Navy Memorial Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Navy League of the United States
  1992, Navy Mustang Association [Verified]
  2004, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2632, Patuxent River Naval Air Station Post (Member) (California, Maryland) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2005, Patriot Guard Riders
  2005, Rolling Thunder [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Tailhook Association
  2007, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Patriot Guard Riders
  2009, Navy League of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
Start Year
1992
End Year
2003

Description
Operation Southern Watch was an air-centric military operation conducted by the United States Department of Defense from Summer 1992 to Spring 2003.

United States Central Command's Joint Task Force Southwest Asia (JTF-SWA) had the mission of monitoring and controlling the airspace south of the 32nd Parallel (extended to the 33rd Parallel in 1996) in southern and south-central Iraq during the period following the end of the 1991 Gulf War until the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Operation Southern Watch began on 27 August 1992 with the stated purpose of ensuring Iraqi compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 (UNSCR 688) of 5 April 1991, which demanded that Iraq "immediately end this repression and express the hope in the same context that an open dialogue will take place to ensure that the human and political rights of all Iraqi citizens are respected." Nothing in the resolution spelled out the Iraqi no-fly zones or Operation Southern Watch.

Iraqi bombing and strafing attacks against the Shi’ite Muslims in Southern Iraq during the remainder of 1991 and during 1992 indicated Saddam Hussein chose not to comply with the resolution. Forces from Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France participated in Operation Southern Watch. The commander of JTF-SWA, an aeronautically rated United States Air Force (USAF) Major General, assisted by an aeronautically designated United States Navy (USN) Rear Admiral, reported directly to the Commander, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM).

Military engagements in Southern Watch occurred with regularity, with Coalition aircraft routinely being shot at by Iraqi air defense forces, though they were usually only reported in the Western press occasionally. An intensification was noted prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, though it was said at the time to just be in response to increasing activity by Iraqi air-defense forces. It is now known that this increased activity occurred during an operation known as Operation Southern Focus.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1992
To Year
2003
 
Last Updated:
Mar 6, 2007
   
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My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  • Aanderud, Al, CPO, (1982-2005)
  • Aanensen, Ken, SCPO, (1981-2007)
  • Abarca, Suzanne, CPO, (1999-Present)
  • Abbott, Alan, SCPO, (1987-2007)
  • Abbott, Bill, PO2, (1985-2006)
  • Abbott, Robert, PO1, (1990-2010)
  • Abdou, David, PO3, (1989-1996)
  • Abel, Martin, CPO, (1999-Present)
  • Abernathy, Gregory, LTJG, (1994-2007)
  • Abernathy, James, PO3, (1990-1996)
  • Abernathy, Samuel, PO1, (1997-Present)
  • Abernethy, Andrew, PO2, (1991-1997)
  • Abisror, Slade, PO3, (1992-1996)
  • ABLE, Roselle, PO2, (1997-2012)
  • Abner, Melvin, SCPO, (1994-Present)
  • Aborde, Jeoff, PO3, (2002-2007)
  • Abram, Ronald, PO1, (1993-Present)
  • Absher, James, LT, (1992-Present)
  • AC1 Gaines, Charles, PO1, (1989-2009)
  • Acampora, Joseph, PO1, (1995-2008)
  • Accomando, Jon, CWO3, (1992-Present)
  • Acevedo, Carmelo, CPO, (1992-2007)
  • Acevedo, Ismael, CPO, (1981-2003)
  • Acevedo, Jeffrey, CPO, (1994-Present)
  • Acevedo, Raul, CPO, (1985-2007)
  • Achay, Eduardo, PO1, (1990-2007)
  • Ackerman, Dave, PO2, (1988-2003)
  • Ackerman, David, PO2, (1988-2003)
  • Ackerman, Jonathan, PO2, (1996-2006)
  • Ackerman, William, PO1, (1994-2007)
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  • Adams, Paul, PO3, (1993-1997)
  • Adams, Ricky, CPO, (1986-2007)
  • Adams, Robert, PO3, (1989-1993)
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  • Adamson, Daryl, CDR, (1986-Present)
  • ADC Jordan, Kevin, CPO, (1989-Present)
  • Adessa, Scott, PO1, (1992-Present)
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  • [Name Withheld], (1982-2003)
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