Baker, David C., MMC

Machinists Mate
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
MM-3395-Surface Ship Nuclear Propulsion Plant Supervisor - Mechanical
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
2018-2018, MM-3385, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)/Transient Personnel Unit (TPU)
Previously Held Designator/NEC
MM-9901-Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator Trainee
MM-3376-Nuclear Propulsion Plant Maint. Supervisor-Radiological Controls
MM-3385-Surface Ship Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator - Mechanical
Service Years
1998 - 2018
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Order of the Horned Shellback
Persian Excursion
Realm of the South Wind
MM-Machinists Mate
Four Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback Navy Chief Initiated

Order of the Golden Dragon Persian Excursion

 Military Association Memberships
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)Association of the United States Navy (AUSN)United States Navy Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
TWS Memorial TeamWW II Memorial National RegistryNational Chief Petty Officers AssociationAmerican Legion
American Veterans (AMVETS)Navy League of the United StatesHistoric Naval Ships AssociationNational Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS)
Naval Historical FoundationSurface Navy AssociationNTWS Memorial A-TeamNavy TWS Advisory Group (NTAG)
  2007, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
  2011, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) [Verified]
  2011, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) - Assoc. Page
  2012, TWS Memorial Team [Verified]
  2012, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2012, National Chief Petty Officers Association
  2012, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, American Veterans (AMVETS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, Navy League of the United States - Assoc. Page
  2012, Historic Naval Ships Association [Verified]
  2012, National Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS) - Assoc. Page
  2012, Naval Historical Foundation [Verified]
  2012, Surface Navy Association
  2013, NTWS Memorial A-Team [Verified]
  2015, Navy TWS Advisory Group (NTAG) [Verified]
  2015, TWS Memorial Team [Verified]

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Ribbon Bar

Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1998, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 2591
 Duty Stations
USS Nimitz (CVN-68)Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VANaval Submarine Base Kings Bay (NAVSUBASE Kings Bay)/Trident Refit Facility-Kings Bay (TRF Kings Bay)USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
Naval Station Yokosuka (NAVSTA Yokosuka)/Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) Naval Sea Support Center Atlantic (NAVSEACENLANT)/Radiological Affairs Support Office (RASO)Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
  1998-1998, FN-0000, (MM) Machinist's Mate Nuclear Field A School (Student), Orlando, FL
  1998-1999, MM-9901, Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC)/Nuclear Power School (Student), Goose Creek, SC
  1999-1999, MM-9901, Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC)/Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Prototype Course (Student), Goose Creek, SC
  2000-2004, MM-3395, USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
  2004-2005, MM-3376, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VA/Radiological Controls Technician Qualification School (RCTQS)
  2005-2007, MM-3376, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay (NAVSUBASE Kings Bay)/Trident Refit Facility-Kings Bay (TRF Kings Bay)
  2008-2012, MM-3395, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
  2012-2016, MM-3376, Naval Station Yokosuka (NAVSTA Yokosuka)/Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC)
  2013-2013, MM-3395, Radiological Affairs Support Office (RASO)/Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Qualification Course
  2016-2016, MM-3395, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)/Transient Personnel Unit (TPU)
  2016-2018, MM-3395, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
  2018-2018, MM-3385, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)/Transient Personnel Unit (TPU)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2000-2001 USS Nimitz (CVN-68) Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH)
  2001-2001 USS Nimitz (CVN-68) Transit Around South America
  2003-2003 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2003-2003 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '03
  2003-2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  2008-2009 USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH)
  2010-2010 Operation Southern Seas 2010
  2010-2010 Operation Unified Response (Haiti)
  2010-2010 USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Transit Around South America
  2010-2010 Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
  2010-2010 USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
  2010-2011 Operation New Dawn
  2011-2011 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2011-2011 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '11
  2012-2012 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2012-2012 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '12
  2017-2017 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '17
  2018-2018 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '18
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Alaska, AnchorageUniversity of PhoenixFlorida Institute of Technology
  1995-1997, University of Alaska, Anchorage
  2004-2007, University of Phoenix
  2008-2009, University of Phoenix
  2012-2014, Florida Institute of Technology
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