Thomas, Bersley H., Jr., SMCS

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1982-1984, NC-2186, Navy Recruiting District Richmond, VA, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
Previously Held NEC
SN-9700-Seaman - Infantry, Gun Crews, and Seamanship Specialists
NC-9589-Command Career Counselor
MA-2002-Military Investigator
SM-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
NC-2186-Career Recruiter
Service Years
1960 - 1984
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Kiel Canal
Order of the Rock
Order of the Sand Sailor
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Recruiting Command of Excellence Recruiter NCIS Investigator Career Counselor

U.S. Navy Police (enlisted) NATO Standing Naval Forces Mediterranean Firefighter US Navy Retired 20

Afloat Training Specialist NATO Standing Naval Forces Atlantic

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

Persian Gulf Yacht Club Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Golden Dragon

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Persian Excursion Efficiency Excellence Award

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)National Chief Petty Officers AssociationUnited States Naval Institute
Naval Historical FoundationDestroyer Escort Sailors AssociationSons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  1970, Fleet Tanker Association
  1972, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1976, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1976, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]
  2004, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Naval Historical Foundation [Verified]
  2010, Destroyer Escort Sailors Association [Verified]
  2011, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

The Golden years

Retirement:  The pressure to perform is intense!

                        Losing my hair, 
                        Over weight 
                        Need glasses to see,  
                        Have Glacoma and Cateracs

                        Lost all of my permenent teeth
                        Have COPD
                        Have PAD
                        Have authoritis in my hip and knees

                        Have Type 2 Diebedies and
                        Have Cronic Depression (PTSD)

                                                                                Ain't Life Fun


                                                    CPO Initiated  and Proud                              
                        U.S.S. Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082)   16 June 1978

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                   'I'll keep my freedom, my guns, and my money.
      you can keep THE CHANGE



     You Are The Man Retireing, fighting my current addiction to NTWS.   Feeling sorry for myself for ever being USN Retired.  Following my favorite baseball team "ATLANTA BRAVES".   I have a chemistry background and one of the things I enjoy the most is turning beer, vodka and wine into urine.  Watching my belly and my butt getting bigger and bigger with every passing year.

  Fishing       Puppy 1         Alarm Clock 3  

Other Comments:

Civilians and civilian life SUCK!!!!
                                                I love Bass fishing,                                                                                                                                          playing with my HO guage modal train layout.                                         
And my dog

I hate mowing grass, SmileyCentral.comwatching TV, unless its a good movie on DVD, or a ball game
and doing anything that requires physical or mental strain.
I enjoy discussing politics, money I don't have and sex.  Remenicing and telling sea stories about when I was in the Navy.

A good laugh, at a joke, along with my coffee, in the morning, makes me feel good all day.                          

While you are checking out my profile, please check to see if I listed you as a shipmate.  My only criterria to be my shipmate is that we have something in common, so if we do, it goes both ways so please select me back and add me to your shipmates.

Feel free to look at anything on my profile.  I appreciate any messages I get but don't feel that you are obligated to leave one.  At my age stalkers are welcome.  All I ask is that you put everything back were you found it.  Have a nice day and come back anytime. 


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1961, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 7032
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Robinson (DD-562)Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)USS Sennet (SS-408)HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
SSC (Cadre/Staff) Great Lakes, ILLUSS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779)USS Vulcan (AR-5)USS Neosho (AO-143)
USS Truckee (AO-147)US NavyUSS Waccamaw (AO-109)USS Amphion (AR-13)
Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Staff)USS Canisteo (AO-99)NLSO Southeast, Naval Legal Services Offices (NLSO)LTA Glynco
USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082)COMSIXTHFLTCNO - OPNAVCommander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
Navy Recruiting District Richmond, VA, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1960-1961, USS Robinson (DD-562)
  1960-1961, SN-9700, Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
  1961-1961, USS Sennet (SS-408)
  1961-1961, HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1961-1962, SSC (Cadre/Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
  1962-1966, SM-0000, USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779)
  1966-1966, SM-0000, USS Vulcan (AR-5)
  1966-1967, SM-0000, USS Neosho (AO-143)
  1966-1967, SM-0000, USS Truckee (AO-147)
  1966-1968, SM-0000, COMSERVRON 4, Commander, Service Forces, Atlantic Fleet (COMSERVLANT)
  1967-1967, SM-0000, USS Waccamaw (AO-109)
  1967-1967, SM-0000, USS Amphion (AR-13)
  1968-1968, DC-9502, CNO - OPNAV
  1968-1968, NC-9589, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Staff)
  1968-1968, 9502, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Staff)
  1968-1971, SM-0000, USS Canisteo (AO-99)
  1971-1974, MA-2002, NLSO Det Jacksonville FL, NLSO Southeast
  1971-1974, MA-2002, LTA Glynco
  1974-1975, SM-0000, COMIDEASTFOR
  1974-1975, SM-0000, USS La Salle (LPD-3)
  1974-1975, SM-0000, COMTHIRDFLT
  1974-1975, SM-0000, NSA Bahrain
  1975-1979, SM-0000, USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082)
  1978-1979, SM-0000, COMSIXTHFLT
  1979-1979, SM-0000, CNO - OPNAV
  1979-1979, SM-9585, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1979-1982, SM-9585, Navy Recruiting District Richmond, VA, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1979-1984, NC-2186, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1982-1984, NC-2186, Navy Recruiting District Richmond, VA, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1962 Cold War Event - Cuban Blockade
  1964-1964 Training Exercise - Steel Pike '64
  1966-1968 Operation Sea Dragon5
  1968-1968 Training Exercise - Springboard '68
  1970-1970 Training Exercise - Springboard '70
  1978-1978 Operation Northern Wedding 1978
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