Koch, Mark, LCDR

Line Officer
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
2002-2013, Air National Guard (ANG)
Previously Held NEC
AG-0000-Aerographer's Mate
Service Years
1977 - 2002
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)


 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Marines' Memorial Association
  2008, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Marines' Memorial Association - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I retired from a 20-year career in Family & Children's Services in November 2011.
I served as an Air National Guard Tech Sergeant with a Fresno Air National Guard Base fighter unit and a Beale Air Force Base Intel unit (2002-2013).  The rank?  It's a lo-o-o-ong story.  Basically, I got totally out for nine and a half years, came back into the reserves at age 45, got passed over for O-5, and joined the local Air National Guard at my highest previously held enlisted rank (E-5) in 2002.
I totalled 25 qualifying years for retirement, and retired at age 60.  I deployed to Bagram Airfield in northern Afghanistan for a couple of months in 2009.  That was fun, especially at age 55!  And, while 59, I deployed for six months to "an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia."  Retired for pay 90 days prior to 60th birthday--  on July 4th, 2013.  Fully retired on October 4th, 2013.
Moved to Chico in November 2009.  Northern California-- Go Giants!
   
Other Comments:
I lived in Fresno to take care of my parents during their last days.  My dad, a Navy pilot from '42-'65, passed away in December of 2000.  My mom passed away in early September of 2008.
   
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  1973-1976, University of California, Santa Barbara
FromYear
1973
ToYear
1976

College
University of California, Santa Barbara

Major
Geography
   
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 University of California, Santa Barbara Details


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Year Established
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Last Updated:Jan 19, 2010
   
   
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  7 Also There at This College:
 
  • Brown, Terry, PO2, (1965-1969)
  • Fairman, Stephen, SN, (1960-1964)
  • Mast, Gerald, SCPO, (1966-1987)
  • Zumstein, Edward, CDR, (1975-2003)
  15 Also There at This College From Other Sites:
 
  • Cortez, Ruben, TSgt USAF(Ret), (1985 - 2009)
  • Coughlan, Robert (pineapple), Cpl, (1968 - 1971)
  • Culley, John, Lt Col USAF(Ret), (1967 - 1997)
  • Einolander, Warren, Maj, (1978 - 1991)
  • Gordon, William (SGT. G), SSgt USMC(Ret), (1975 - 1988)
  • Jacobs, Robert, Capt, (1962 - 1968)
  • Jones, Dane (Iceman), Sgt, (1968 - 1980)
  • Mattson, Edward, Sgt, (1965 - 1968)
  • Ornelas, Salvador, SP 4, (1972 - 2010)
  • Ponce, Carlos, SGT, (1969 - 1970)
  • Schlah, Steven, SP 4, (1967 - 1968)
  • Skogerson, Kent, PO1, (1968 - 1972)
  • Walowicz, George, SSgt, (1967 - 1975)
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