VALLES, FRANK, AOC

Aviation Ordnanceman
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AO-8327-A-7 BB Stacker
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
2003-2005, AO-6801, USS George Washington (CVN-73)
Previously Held NEC
8286-AO-SP2-E Aviation Ordnanceman
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
AO-6801-Air Launch Weapons Technician
9502-Instructor
AO-6802-Strike Intermediate Armament Maintenanceman
AO-8345-F-14 System Aircraft Organizational Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1981 - 2005
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Decommissioning
Great Lakes
Suez Canal
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Persian Excursion
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
Cold War
Order of the Ditch
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
Six Hash Marks

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U.S. Navy Police (enlisted) US Navy Retired 20


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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:
May 8, 2007
   
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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)
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  • Abernathy, James, PO3, (1990-1996)
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  • Abernethy, Andrew, PO2, (1991-1997)
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