Bessette, John, EN1

Engineman
 
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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
Engineman
Primary Unit
2003-2003, EN-4308, USS Cape John (AK-5022)
Previously Held NEC
EN-0000-Engineman
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
EN-Engineman
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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OEF - Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)
Start Year
2001
End Year
2006

Description
The United Nations authorized an international force – the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) – with a mandate to help the Afghans maintain security in Kabul and surrounding areas. Operating under U.S. General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., ISAF included soldiers from 46 countries, with U.S. troops making up about half its force. ISAF was initially established as a stabilization force by the UN Security Council on 20 December 2001, to secure Kabul. Its mandate did not extend beyond this area for the first few years. On 11 August 2003, NATO assumed political command and coordination of ISAF. On 31 July 2006, ISAF assumed command of the south of the country, and by 5 October 2006, of the east.

Following a Loya jirga, tribal leaders and former exiles established an interim government in Kabul under Hamid Karzai. U.S. forces established their main base at Bagram airbase just north of Kabul. Kandahar airport also became an important U.S. base. Outposts were established in eastern provinces to hunt for Taliban and al-Qaeda fugitives.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
2001
To Year
2001
 
Last Updated:
12 days ago
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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