Withers, Michael D., OSCS

Operations Specialist
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
OS-9502-Instructor
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Operations Specialist
Primary Unit
1989-1992, OS-0000, NAB Little Creek
Previously Held NEC
SN-0000-Seaman
RD-0000-Radarman
OS-0321-Antisubmarine Air Controller
OS-0317-NTDS-Input/Utilization Display Equipment Operator
OS-0336-Tactical Support Center (TSC) Operations Control Operator
OS-0326-Operations Systems Specialist
OS-0000-Operations Specialist
Service Years
1972 - 1992
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Tailhook
Voice Edition
OS-Operations Specialist
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

Navy Chief Initiated Persian Gulf Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Bagel Station Peace Keeping Force


 Military Association Memberships
Tailhook AssociationSurface Navy AssociationPost 16United States Navy Memorial
National Veterans Organization of America
  1982, Tailhook Association
  2008, Surface Navy Association [Verified]
  2008, American Legion, Post 16 (Member) (Lynchburg, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, National Veterans Organization of America


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Not Specified
   
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 Remembrance Profiles -  568 Sailors Remembered

 Ribbon Bar

Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1972, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 9121
 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffFleet Anti Air Warfare Training Center (Faculty Staff)NAS BrunswickUSS Halsey (DLG-23)
NAVBASE San DiegoFleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)Fleet Anti Air Warfare Training Center (Faculty Staff)NAVSTA Long Beach, CA
USS Halsey (CG-23)COMPATWING 1 (CPW-1)/Det Cubi Point / CTG 72.3TSC Cubi PointNAS Cubi Point
Det Cubi Point/Det Diego GarciaNAVSTA Subic Bay, PIFleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Atlantic (Faculty Staff)NAVSTA Norfolk, VA
(OS) Operations  Specialist A SchoolNaval Amphibious School (Faculty Staff)USS Saginaw (LST-1188)Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic (Faculty Staff)
COMPHIBGRU 2 (CPG 2)/COMPHIBRON 10NAB Little Creek
  1972-1972, SN-0000, (RD) Radarman A School
  1972-1972, RD-0000, Fleet Anti Air Warfare Training Center (Faculty Staff)
  1972-1972, RD-0000, NAS Brunswick
  1972-1975, RD-0000, USS Halsey (DLG-23)
  1972-1975, OS-0317, NAVBASE San Diego
  1974-1974, OS-0321, (OS) Anti-Submarine Air Controller (ASAC)
  1975-1975, OS-0317, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
  1975-1975, OS-0317, Fleet Anti Air Warfare Training Center (Faculty Staff)
  1975-1975, OS-0000, NAVSTA Long Beach, CA
  1975-1976, OS-0317, USS Halsey (CG-23)
  1976-1979, OS-0336, COMPATWING 1 (CPW-1)/Det Cubi Point / CTG 72.3
  1976-1979, OS-0336, TSC Cubi Point
  1976-1979, OS-0336, NAS Cubi Point
  1977-1977, OS-0336, Det Cubi Point/Det Diego Garcia
  1978-1978, OS-0000, NAVSTA Subic Bay, PI
  1979-1979, OS-9502, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Atlantic (Faculty Staff)
  1979-1979, OS-9502, NAVSTA Norfolk, VA
  1979-1982, OS-9502, (OS) Operations Specialist A School
  1982-1982, OS-0000, Naval Amphibious School (Faculty Staff)
  1982-1986, OS-0326, USS Saginaw (LST-1188)
  1986-1986, OS-9502, Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic (Faculty Staff)
  1986-1989, OS-9502, (OS) Operations Specialist A School
  1989-1992, OS-0000, COMPHIBGRU 2 (CPG 2)/COMPHIBRON 10
  1989-1992, OS-0000, NAB Little Creek
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1972-1973 Training Exercise - UNITAS '72
  1973-1973 Vietnam War
  1973-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1973-1973 Training Exercise - UNITAS '73
  1974-1974 Training Exercise - UNITAS '74
  1982-1982 Operation Northern Wedding 1982
  1982-1982 US Multinational Force Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission3
  1984-1984 US Multinational Force Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission
  1985-1985 Training Exercise - UNITAS '851
  1990-1991 Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
 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? 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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA
  1992-1994, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA
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