Diamond, David D., CDR

Line Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
2004-2006, 131X, Allied Maritime Component Command (MCC Northwood)
Previously Held NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
139X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot (In Training)
130X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Aeronautical - No Longer Pilot
Service Years
1982 - 2006
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Panama Canal

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Naval Helicopter Association (NHA)Naval Reserve AssociationMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)American Veterans (AMVETS)
Post 10139, Oviedo PostChapter 30Branch 147Department of Florida
  1989, Naval Helicopter Association (NHA)
  2000, Naval Reserve Association [Verified]
  2006, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, American Veterans (AMVETS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 10139, Oviedo Post (Chuluota, Florida) - Chap. Page
  2015, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 30 (Sanford, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 147 (Sanford, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, American Legion, Department of Florida (Orlando, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
MCC Northwood Shield
After working as the courseware lead for the VH-71 (Presidential Replacement Helicopter) program for over a year, their funding was cut and I became the Lead Subject Matter Expert for the Republic of Singapore Air Force Basic Wings Course, I had previously helped develop the Rotary Wing flight syllabus for the RSAF.  I am also assisting with LM's pursuit of the UK-SAR Helicopter program providing SME support.

Would enjoy getting together with former squadron/ship/class mates and former flight students.
Other Comments:
I remarried in 2006 to Pattie Higgins. I was medically retired (TDRL) from the Reserves in October 2006 for vertigo caused by Meniere's Disease which occured while I was mobilized as a helicopter flight instructor for HT-18 (in October 2003). I was permanently retired in October 2008.   I am unable to fly these days, but stay active in aviation with my current position at Lockheed Martin. Pattie and I now live in the Orlando area.

 Remembrance Profiles -  2 Sailors Remembered
  • Diamond, David, LCDR, (1962-1982)
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 Duty Stations
USS Yosemite (AD-19)USS America (CV-66)Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/COMMINEWARCOMMAG-31
VT-2 Doer BirdsHT-18 Vigilant EaglesHSL-30 Neptune's HorsemenUSS Connole (FF-1056)
USS Donald B. Beary (FF-1085)HSL-34 Green CheckersCutter Dallas (WHEC-716)USS Jesse L.Brown (FF-1089)
USS O'Bannon (DD-987)USS Biddle (CG-34)USS Ponce (LPD-15)USS Jack Williams (FFG-24)
USS Antrim (FFG-20)Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 36Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 20COMTRAWING 5/Det 282
COMTRAWING 5/Helicopter Instruction Training Unit (HITU)Naval Safety CenterBureau of Medicine (BUMED)/Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL)Allied Maritime Component Command (MCC Northwood)
  1982-1986, 000X, University of Southern California NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  1983-2003, 000X, USS Yosemite (AD-19)
  1984-1984, 000X, USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633)
  1985-1985, 000X, USS America (CV-66)
  1986-1986, 139X, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/COMMINEWARCOM
  1986-1987, 139X, MAG-31
  1987-1987, 139X, Naval Aviation Schools Command (Command & Faculty Staff)
  1987-1988, 139X, VT-2 Doer Birds
  1988-1988, 139X, HT-18 Vigilant Eagles
  1988-1990, 131X, HSL-30 Neptune's Horsemen
  1990-1990, 131X, USS Connole (FF-1056)
  1990-1990, 131X, USS Donald B. Beary (FF-1085)
  1990-1993, 131X, HSL-34 Green Checkers
  1991-1991, 131X, Cutter Dallas (WHEC-716)
  1991-1991, 131X, USS Jesse L.Brown (FF-1089)
  1991-1991, 131X, USS O'Bannon (DD-987)
  1992-1992, 131X, USS Biddle (CG-34)
  1992-1992, 131X, USS Ponce (LPD-15)
  1992-1992, 131X, USS Jack Williams (FFG-24)
  1993-1993, 131X, USS Antrim (FFG-20)
  1993-1993, 130X, USS Spruance (DD-963)
  1993-1993, 131X, USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189)
  1993-1994, 131X, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 36
  1994-1994, 131X, USS Hayler (DD-997)
  1994-1994, 131X, USS Peterson (DD-969)
  1994-1994, 131X, USS Gettysburg (CG-64)
  1994-1994, 131X, USS Monterey (CG-61)
  1994-1994, 131X, USS Vicksburg (CG-69)
  1994-1994, 131X, USS Nicholson (DD-982)
  1994-1996, 131X, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 20
  1995-1996, 131X, USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  1995-1996, 131X, USS Briscoe (DD-977)
  1996-1998, 131X, HT-18 Vigilant Eagles
  1998-2002, 131X, COMTRAWING 5/Det 282
  1998-2003, 131X, HT-18 Vigilant Eagles
  2003-2003, 131X, COMTRAWING 5/Helicopter Instruction Training Unit (HITU)
  2003-2003, 131X, COMTRAWING 5/Det 282
  2003-2004, 131X, Naval Safety Center
  2004-2004, 131X, HT-18 Vigilant Eagles
  2004-2004, 131X, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)/Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL)
  2004-2006, 131X, Allied Maritime Component Command (MCC Northwood)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Maritime Interception Operation (Iraq)
  1994-1994 Operation Able Vigil/Able Manner (Cuba)
  1994-1994 Operation Support Democracy
  2001-2001 Operation Noble Eagle 2001
 Colleges Attended 
University of South Carolina, BeaufortTulane UniversityUniversity of West Florida
  1981-1982, University of South Carolina, Beaufort
  1982-1986, Tulane University
  1998-2002, University of West Florida
  2015-2016, Others/Not Listed
  2016-Present, Others/Not Listed
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