Rioux, Terrence, TM2

Torpedoman's Mate
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
TM-5342-Diver First Class
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1972-1975, ND-5342, USS Coucal (ASR-8)
Previously Held NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
ND-5345-Scuba Diver
ND-5343-Diver Second Class
ND-5342-Diver First Class
Service Years
1970 - 1983
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
Three Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Navy Together We Served
  2009, Navy Together We Served [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Other Comments:
Father: Maurice O. Rioux

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 Ribbon Bar
First Class Diver Badge
Scuba Diver Badge
Second Class Diver Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1970, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 3837
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Formal Schools and Training CoursesNTC Orlando, FLUS NavyUSS Coucal (ASR-8)
Navy Diving & Salvage SchoolDetachment 201, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU-2)
  1971-1971, SN-0000, Basic Electronics and Electricity School (BE&E) Course
  1971-1971, TM-0000, Service School Command
  1971-1972, ND-5345, Naval Undersea Research and Development Center, NAS Kaneohe Bay, HI
  1972-1972, ND-5343, Deep Sea Diving School
  1972-1975, ND-5342, USS Coucal (ASR-8)
  1973-1973, ND-5342, Navy Diving & Salvage School
  1977-1983, ND-5342, Detachment 201, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU-2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam (FOB)
  1970-1971 Project Short Time (Vietnam)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (70-71)70
  1974-1974 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '74381
  1974-1974 Training Exercise - RIMPAC '741
 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.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
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 
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
  1966-1970, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
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