Nichols, Rick, LCDR

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1994-1997, 131X, VRC-30 Providers
Previously Held NEC
AX-0000-Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Technician
ATR-0000-Aviation Electronics Technician Radar and Radar Navigation Equipment
630X-Limited Duty Officer - Aviation
Service Years
1974 - 1997
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Persian Excursion
Cold War
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
Tailhook AssociationPost 11388, Rancho Penasquitos Post
  1991, Tailhook Association1
  1996, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 11388, Rancho Penasquitos Post (San Diego, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1974, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 945
  1981, Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) (Pensacola, FL), 14-81
  1981, Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) (Pensacola, FL), 14813
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Advancement Schools and CoursesUSS America (CV-66)HS-8 Eight BallersHS-10 Taskmasters
VT-27 BoomersVT-31 Wise OwlsVT-3 Red KnightsUSS Midway (CV-41)
VT-4 Rubber Ducks/Mighty WarbucksVAW-110 FirebirdsSERE SchoolVAW-117 Wallbangers
VRC-30 Providers
  1975-1975, AX-0000, (AV) Avionics Technician A school
  1975-1975, AX-0000, (AT) Advanced First Term Avionics (AFTA) School
  1975-1976, AX-0000, USS America (CV-66)
  1976-1979, AX-0000, HS-8 Eight Ballers
  1979-1981, ATR-0000, HS-10 Taskmasters
  1981-1982, 630X, VT-27 Boomers
  1982-1982, 630X, VT-31 Wise Owls
  1982-1986, 630X, VT-3 Red Knights
  1986-1989, 630X, USS Midway (CV-41)
  1990-1990, 131X, VT-4 Rubber Ducks/Mighty Warbucks
  1991-1991, VAW-110 Firebirds
  1991-1991, 131X, SERE School
  1991-1993, 131X, VAW-117 Wallbangers
  1993-1994, 131X, VAW-110 Firebirds
  1994-1997, 131X, VRC-30 Providers
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1987-1988 Operation Earnest Will (Iran)
  1988-1988 Soeul Olympics Security (Korea)
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1993-1993 Operation Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) '93
  1993-1995 Operation Deny Flight (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  1995-1996 Third Taiwan Strait Crisis (China)
 Colleges Attended 
Southwestern CollegeEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  1979-1981, Southwestern College
  1989-1990, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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