Sterner, Christopher, FC2

Fire Controlman
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
FC-1143-AEGIS Fire Control System MK99/Operational Test System MK1 Tech
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
2000-2001, FC-1143, CNO - OPNAV
Previously Held NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman
Service Years
1995 - 2001
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Rock
Suez Canal
FC-Fire Controlman
One Hash Mark

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Persian Gulf Yacht Club Persian Excursion

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Navy Together We Served
  2008, Navy Together We Served [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Currently an IBEW 1600 union member with Talen Energy at their Brunner Island SES coal burning power plant.  I'm in the Operations department as a Plant Control Operator Love the job, Love the schedule(12-hour, 2-3-2)
Other Comments:
Things are great.  I'm married 17 years now, have twin 11 year old daughters and a 4 year old daughter.  I always look forward to hearing from old shipmates and hope you'll drop me a line.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1995, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 901
  1995, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 901
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)Formal Schools and Training CoursesATRC Dahlgren, VAUSS Normandy (CG-60)
  1995-1995, HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1995-1996, Advanced Electronics Technical Core School
  1996-1996, (FC) Fire Controlman A School
  1996-1997, FC-0000, ATRC Dahlgren, VA
  1997-2000, FC-1143, USS Normandy (CG-60)
  2000-2001, FC-1143, CNO - OPNAV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1997-1997 Bright Star Exercise Series
 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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
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? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
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 
Harrisburg Area Community College
  2005-2006, Harrisburg Area Community College
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