Bessette, John, EN1

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
EN-4308-CSP/SLWT Engineer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
2003-2003, EN-4308, USS Cape John (AK-5022)
Previously Held NEC
Service Years
1985 - 2007
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Post 6538, Townsend PostPost 279
  1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 6538, Townsend Post (Member) (W Townsend, Massachusetts) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, American Legion, Post 279 (Member) (Auburn, Massachusetts) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Amphibious Forces Veterans Association, US Navy [Verified]

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Training Exercise - RIMPAC '02
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RIMPAC, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, is the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise. RIMPAC is held biennially during June and July of even-numbered years from Honolulu, Hawaii. It is hosted and administered by the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet, headquartered at Pearl Harbor, in conjunction with the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, and Hawaii National Guard forces under the control of the Governor of Hawaii. The US invites military forces from the Pacific Rim and beyond to participate. With RIMPAC the United States Pacific Command seeks to enhance interoperability between Pacific Rim armed forces, ostensibly as a means of promoting stability in the region to the benefit of all participating nations. Described by the US Navy as a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.
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  59 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, Brian, PO1, (1992-2012)
  • Beltz, Dustin, PO1, (1993-2008)
  • Bilges, Joshua, PO2, (1994-2002)
  • Boisvert, Scott, LCDR, (1981-2006)
  • Bremer, Hollymarie, PO3, (2001-Present)
  • Bremer, Hollymarie, PO3, (2001-Present)
  • Broughton, Shane, PO1, (1999-2008)
  • Buell, Richard, CDR, (1987-2018)
  • Cielatka, Brian, PO2, (1999-2003)
  • Coulon, Dara, SN, (2001-2005)
  • Cruz, Lester, CPO, (1994-Present)
  • Davis, Kevin, SCPO, (1991-Present)
  • Davis, Sean, CWO2, (1998-Present)
  • Dean, Jarvis, CPO, (1990-2014)
  • Doran, Kevin, CPO, (1999-Present)
  • Ebersole, Doug, CPO, (1987-2007)
  • Feller, Michael, PO1, (1989-2009)
  • Fischtzuir, Joseph, CPO, (1992-Present)
  • Foxworth, Justin, SCPO, (1997-Present)
  • Fribley, Lori, PO1, (1998-Present)
  • Frolik, Michael, PO1, (1990-2010)
  • Gillet, Randy, SCPO, (1976-2002)
  • Hart, Frank, PO1, (1982-2008)
  • Hawkins, Mandi, PO2, (2001-2005)
  • Irwin, Dennis, CDR, (1988-2009)
  • Jacobs, John, PO1, (1999-Present)
  • Jenkins, Sherika, PO1, (2000-2010)
  • Johnson, Vevalyn, PO2, (1997-2011)
  • Kenealy, Sean, PO2, (1990-2004)
  • Marrero, Jr, Jose, CPO, (1988-2012)
  • McCandlish, Kevin, SR, (1999-Present)
  • Meier, Noah, PO1, (1997-Present)
  • Morris, LeeAnn, PO3, (2002-2007)
  • Nuccio, Donald, MCPO, (1994-2017)
  • Pelletier, Joel, PO1, (1981-Present)
  • Romero, Erick, PO3, (2001-2005)
  • Salas, Jason, PO3, (1999-2005)
  • Simpson, Gene, CPO, (2000-Present)
  • Smith, Kenneth, PO3, (2000-2005)
  • Taylor, Patrick, CPO, (1983-2003)
  • Taylor, Scott, PO2, (2001-Present)
  • Torres, Joshua, CPO, (1998-Present)
  • Warner, Alvin, CPO, (1995-Present)
  • Weissman, Nathaniel, PO3, (2000-2007)
  • White, Romel, PO1, (1995-2003)
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