Nielsen, Martin, CWO4

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Aviation Operations Technician
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
732X-Warrant Officer - Aviation Operations Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
2003-2007, 732X, VS-41 Shamrocks
Previously Held Designator/NEC
AW-0000-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
AW-7821-P3B/C Acoustic Sensor Operator
AW-7861-P3C Non-Acoustic Operator
7831-S-3A Sensor Operator
OS-0345-Joint Tact Grnd Stn (JTAGS)/Multi-Mission Mob Proc (M3P) Syst Optr/Tech
AWO-0000-Naval Aircrewman Operator
Service Years
1975 - 2007
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Iwo Jima
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Persian Excursion
Realm of the South Wind
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
Suez Canal
Aviation Operations Technician
Chief Warrant Officer 4

 Official Badges 

Career Counselor Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback P-3 1,000 HRS

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Captain Arnold J. Isbell Award Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated

Order of the Emerald Shellback P-3 2,500 HRS Order of the Golden Dragon S-3 1,000 HRS

Efficiency Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
Post 72Tailhook AssociationUSS Kitty Hawk (CVA/CV-63) Veterans AssociationUSS Nimitz (CVN-68) Association
Navy Mustang AssociationBranch 289Post 4203, Henry C. Rancke  Jr. PostMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Post 149, EscondidoIraq War Veterans OrganizationAssociation of Naval AviationForty & Eight
Rolling ThunderPatriot Guard RidersCombat Veterans Motorcycle AssociationChapter 59
Association of Old CrowsPost 316Marine Corps LeagueFleet AW Association
  1982, American Legion, Post 72 (Commander) (¬†Aberdeen, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1985, Tailhook Association
  1985, USS Kitty Hawk (CVA/CV-63) Veterans Association [Verified]
  1985, Tailhook Association
  1988, USS Nimitz (CVN-68) Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1992, Navy Mustang Association
  1996, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 289 (Member) (Imperial Beach, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2003, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4203, Henry C. Rancke Jr. Post (Life Member) (Rockingham, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2003, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, American Legion Riders, Post 149, Escondido (Member) (Escondido, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2003, Iraq War Veterans Organization
  2003, Association of Naval Aviation - Assoc. Page
  2004, Forty & Eight [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, Rolling Thunder [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, Patriot Guard Riders
  2005, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 59 (Life Member) (Hamlet, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2007, Association of Old Crows - Assoc. Page
  2008, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 316 (Life Member) (Rochingham, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Marine Corps League - Assoc. Page
  2008, Fleet AW Association [Verified]
  2008, Iraq War Veterans Organization

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Enjoying life with my wife Tina, my step daughter Caressa, my grandkids, my new home here in Rockingham and NASCAR.  Knee deep in the American Legion and riding my Harley.  Working for WIC after taking a year off after retiring in December 2006. Loved my time in the Navy.  Went to Great Lakes for boot camp, on to NATTC Millington for AW A school then to VP-31.  Had a great time in VP-9, where I grew up and made 3rd and 2nd. back to the RAG.  Flew 2500 hours plus in the P-3 and moved on to the Viking world.  Went to VS-41 and on to be a Screwbird at VS-33.  Made 3 cruises and was VS-33 1986 SOY and picked up AWC.  Back to the RAG at VS-41 with a TAD to FCDSSA Point Loma.  Help bring the S-3B to the fleet and was selected to CWO.  Onto TSC Kadena, learned alot about Tactical paperwork.  Flew with VP-1 as an OUTLAW HUNTER GUY, Cool. Was the ASW Evaluator for HSL-51 TORP-EXs. Rode the Indy as the VPLO. Back to VS-41 to become a TACCO.  VS-29 was a great time and learned to be a TAO with the DESRON.  Made 2 cruises in VS-29, Kitty Hawk and Carl Vinson. A RAG guy again, front seat training on back to Japan with VS-21 and OIF. Those of you that remember Ms Donna, we lost her to cancer April 13th 2001.  She will always be in our hearts. Back to sea forward deployed, Two cruises in VS-21, Kitty Hawk love boat cruise and OIF, 120 days at sea there and back from Japan, stop nowhere and liked it. The RAG, VS-41 was my last tour.  My ships includes Kitty Hawk 5 cruises, Nimitz, Vinson, Ranger, Constellation, Lincoln and Indy.  660 traps and 2400 S-3 hours 300 in the front seat, not bad fo a P-3 guy........Those night traps will put hair on your chest.........
Other Comments:
Very happy in North Carolina with my wife Ms Tina and her daughter Caressa, NHS member 8 years running.  Very proud of my three daughters Heather, Christina and Tiffany.  All three have grown up and become great women.  Heather is a Engineer, Christina a Nuclear power tech for the Navy (EM2) and Tiffany an 2 time Iraq deployed Sergent in the Army.  Heather Boys, Edward Jr, Trevor and Preston and doing very good and Tiffany's, husband Dan (USA SSG) and son Jacob is very well also.  Christina and her husband Dave have had a little salior as of 1/22/09, Kyle, 7#-15oz, 19 3/4 and they are all well .  I could not be prouder of my family.....................If your ever down here in the Carolinas, stop by and see us for BBQ and sweat tea and maybe a little makers mark......  NASCAR rules, If your not rubbing, your not racing!!!!  I went to Daytona last year and this year back to Darlington and Indy................................................................Lets go Racing Boys
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 Ribbon Bar

Naval Observer Wings
Air Crew Wings
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1976, Recruit Training (RTC Great Lakes, IL), 286
  1992, Officer Indoctrination School (OIS) (NAS Pensacola, FL), 22
 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffNaval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NATTC (Faculty Staff) Millington, TNVP-9 Golden EaglesVP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)VS-33 ScrewbirdsCOMNAVAIRPAC/Commander Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9)USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
USS Constellation (CV-64)Fleet Combat Directions Systems Support Activity (FCDSSA)USS Ranger (CV-61)VS-41 Shamrocks
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)LDO/CWO Indoctrination School (Faculty Staff)Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Center (ASWOC)/ASWOC KadenaHSL-51 Warlords
VP-1 Screaming EaglesUSS Independence (CV-62)VS-29COMNAVAIRPAC/Commander Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11)
USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)VS-41 ShamrocksVS-21 Fighting RedtailsUSS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
COMNAVAIRPAC/Commander Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5)
  1976-1977, (AW) Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator A School
  1977-1977, AW-0000, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NATTC (Faculty Staff) Millington, TN
  1977-1980, AW-7821, VP-9 Golden Eagles
  1980-1984, 9502, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
  1982-1984, AW-7861, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
  1985-1987, 7831, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  1985-1989, 7831, VS-33 Screwbirds
  1985-1989, AWO-0000, COMNAVAIRPAC/Commander Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9)
  1988-1989, 7831, USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
  1989-1989, USS Constellation (CV-64)
  1989-1990, OS-0345, Fleet Combat Directions Systems Support Activity (FCDSSA)
  1989-1990, AW-0000, Fleet Combat Directions Systems Support Activity (FCDSSA)
  1990-1990, USS Ranger (CV-61)
  1990-1992, 9502, VS-41 Shamrocks
  1991-1991, AWO-0000, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
  1992-1992, 732X, LDO/CWO Indoctrination School (Faculty Staff)
  1993-1995, 732X, Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Center (ASWOC)/ASWOC Kadena
  1993-1995, 732X, HSL-51 Warlords
  1994-1994, 732X, VP-1 Screaming Eagles
  1995-1995, 732X, USS Independence (CV-62)
  1996-1996, 732X, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  1996-1999, 732X, VS-29
  1996-1999, 732X, COMNAVAIRPAC/Commander Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11)
  1998-1999, 732X, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
  1999-2001, 732X, VS-41 Shamrocks
  2001-2003, 732X, VS-21 Fighting Redtails
  2001-2003, 732X, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  2001-2003, 732X, COMNAVAIRPAC/Commander Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5)
  2003-2007, 732X, VS-41 Shamrocks
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1991 Training Exercise
  1984-1987 Tanker War (Iraq)
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1998-1998 Operation Desert Fox (Iraq)
  2003-2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Liberation of Iraq (2003)
  2003-2010 Global War on Terror/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
 Colleges Attended 
University of PhoenixUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke
  1997-1998, University of Phoenix
  2000-2003, Clayton College of Natural Health
  2003-2010, Clayton College of Natural Health
  2010-Present, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
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