Rectenwald, Tracy, AFCM

Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AFCM-8300-Aviation Maintenance Material Control Master Chief
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman
Primary Unit
2005-2010, AM-8300, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Previously Held NEC
AM-0000-Aviation Structural Mechanic
NC-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
AMS-0000-Aviation Structural Mechanic Structures
AM-8300-Aviation Maintenance Material Control Master Chief
9502-Instructor
Service Years
1980 - 2010
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30 Recruiter


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Navy Chief Initiated

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Captain Arnold J. Isbell Award Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)


 Military Association Memberships
Branch 93Armed Forces E9 AssociationPost 627
  1993, International Chief Petty Officers Association
  2007, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 93 (Member) (Patuxent River, Maryland) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Armed Forces E9 Association [Verified]
  2010, American Legion, Post 627 (Member) (Cleveland, Ohio) [Verified] - Chap. Page


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Operation Deny Flight (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Start Year
1993
End Year
1995

Description
Operation Deny Flight was a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) operation that began on 12 April 1993 as the enforcement of a United Nations (UN) no-fly zone over Bosnia and Herzegovina. The United Nations and NATO later expanded the mission of the operation to include providing close air support for UN troops in Bosnia and carrying out coercive air strikes against targets in Bosnia. Twelve NATO members contributed forces to the operation and, by its end on 20 December 1995, NATO pilots had flown 100,420 sorties.

The operation played an important role in shaping both the Bosnian War and NATO. The operation included the first combat engagement in NATO's history, a 28 February 1994 air battle over Banja Luka, and in April 1994, NATO aircraft first bombed ground targets in an operation near GoraĹžde. These engagements helped show that NATO had adapted to the post-Cold War era and could operate in environments other than a major force on force engagement on the plains of Central Europe. Cooperation between the UN and NATO during the operation also helped pave the way for future joint operations. Although it helped establish UN-NATO relations, Deny Flight led to conflict between the two organizations. Most notably, significant tension arose between the two after UN peacekeepers were taken as hostages in response to NATO bombing.

The operations of Deny Flight spanned more than two years of the Bosnian War and played an important role in the course of that conflict. The no-fly zone operations of Deny Flight proved successful in preventing significant use of air power by any side in the conflict. Additionally, the air strikes flown during Deny Flight led to Operation Deliberate Force, a massive NATO bombing campaign in Bosnia that played a key role in ending the war.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1993
To Year
1995
 
Last Updated:
Oct 14, 2016
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  • Abner, Melvin, SCPO, (1994-Present)
  • Ackerman, Dave, PO2, (1988-2003)
  • Ackerman, David, PO2, (1988-2003)
  • Ackroyd, Scott, PO1, (1988-2007)
  • Adams, Bob, PO1, (1986-2006)
  • Adams, Maurice, CPO, (1990-Present)
  • Adams, Robert, CPO, (1980-2001)
  • Addington, Tim, PO3, (1990-1995)
  • Aenlle, Eric, PO1, (1986-2006)
  • Aitchison, Dale, CPO, (1991-2007)
  • Albino, Jose, PO1, (1987-2007)
  • Aldrich, Jeff, CPO, (1991-2012)
  • Alexander, Thomas, PO2, (1990-1996)
  • Allen, Barry, CPO, (1979-Present)
  • Allen, Brian, CPO, (1977-1997)
  • Allen, David, SCPO, (1989-Present)
  • Allen, Peyton, CDR, (1989-2007)
  • Allen, Shawn, PO1, (1991-2007)
  • Allgood, Tommy, CWO3, (1991-2008)
  • Allmon, R.C., LCDR, (1981-Present)
  • Altenbrand, Stephen, PO1, (1985-2005)
  • Andersen, Brian, PO2, (1991-1997)
  • Anderson, Cecil, SCPO, (1977-1999)
  • Anderson, Jerald, PO1, (1990-2008)
  • Anderson, John, CPO, (1976-1996)
  • Anderson, Richard, CPO, (1985-2008)
  • Anderson, Steve, PO1, (1981-2003)
  • Anderson, Tanya, PO1, (1990-2007)
  • Andrade, Richard, CPO, (1992-Present)
  • Andrew, Peter, LTJG, (1994-Present)
  • Andrews, Sam, PO1, (1979-2006)
  • Andruzzi, Paul, LT, (1993-Present)
  • Archer, Tim, PO3, (1991-1999)
  • Archibald, Chandler, CDR, (1994-Present)
  • Arnett, Porter, PO1, (1984-2004)
  • Arnold, Jay, PO3, (1991-1995)
  • Arreola, Chris, PO1, (1994-Present)
  • Arthur, Chris, CPO, (1990-Present)
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  • Autio, Mark, PO2, (1991-1996)
  • AUTREY, WILLIAM, PO1, (1992-2007)
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  • Baca, Jon, CDR, (1985-2007)
  • Baca, Keith, PO1, (1994-2014)
  • Bacon, Terry, PO1, (1992-2007)
  • Bailey, Bill, PO1, (1992-2007)
  • Baines, Larry, CPO, (1990-Present)
  • Baker, Jeremy, PO1, (1992-Present)
  • Banach, Robert, CPO, (1975-1998)
  • Bane, Keith, PO2, (1986-1998)
  • Bankord, Todd, PO1, (1981-2001)
  • Barber, Dean, PO1, (1983-2006)
  • Barford, Zachary, PO1, (1994-2007)
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