Cuthbertson, James Marshall, Jr., AMS1

Aviation Structural Mechanic, Structures
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
AMS-8319-P-3 System Organizational Maintenance Tec
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Structural Mechanic, Structures
Primary Unit
1998-2001, 9595, VAQ-129 Vikings
Previously Held NEC
AM-8377-SH-3 Systems Organizational Career Maintenance Technician
MWD-0003-MWD - Patrol/Security
8331-A-6 System Organization Maintenance Technician
AM-9595-Hazardous Matgerial Control Management Technician
9595-Hazardous Matgerial Control Management Technician
Service Years
1981 - 2001
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Persian Excursion
AMS-Aviation Structural Mechanic, Structures
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Police (enlisted) US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon Persian Excursion

Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Chapter 47National Rifle Association (NRA)
  1992, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2001, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 47 (Member) (Oak Harbor, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

We are serving at Calvary Chapel South Anchorage, AK.
Other Comments:

Happily married to Ro for 31 years and have two great girls, Maeggan & Mirah Jo. Maeggan is married to a wonderful young man, Pastor Samuel Vargas. I AM a very happy POP (Grandpa) to Emmanuel James "EJ" Vargas. Maeggan, Samuel and EJ are living in Anchorage, AK. Mirah Jo is living in Texas as a licensed hair dresser (and has a natural talent for it). We are living in Anchorage, AK cause thats where EJ is and it's too hot in Texas!!!


 Remembrance Profiles -  7 Sailors Remembered
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 Ribbon Bar
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1981, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 0121
  1986, NAVVET (Prior Naval Service) (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
VP-31 The Genies/Black LightningsNAS Moffett FieldVP-50 Blue DragonsNaval Regional Medical Center,  Long Beach, CA
NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)NAS North IslandNTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San DiegoNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
HC-1 Pacific Fleet AngelsSchool Assignments - StaffNaval Air Facility Adak, AKVA-128
VA-196 Main BatteryUSS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)Commander Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14)Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
VP-46 Grey KnightsAdvancement Schools and CoursesTrident Training Facility, NAVSUBASE BangorVAQ-129 Vikings
  1981-1981, AMS-8319, FRAMP VP-31, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings
  1981-1985, AMS-8319, NAS Moffett Field
  1981-1985, AMS-8319, VP-50 Blue Dragons
  1985-1985, AMS-8319, Naval Regional Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
  1985-1985, AMS-8319, NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
  1985-1986, AMS-8319, NAS North Island
  1986-1986, AMS-8319, NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego
  1986-1986, AM-8377, NAMTRADET 1025 (Faculty Staff), North Island (Faculty Staff)
  1986-1989, AM-8377, NAS North Island
  1986-1989, AM-8377, HC-1 Pacific Fleet Angels
  1989-1989, MWD-0003, USAF Law Enforcement Specialist Course
  1990-1992, MWD-0003, Naval Air Facility Adak, AK
  1992-1992, 8331, VA-128
  1992-1994, 8331, VA-196 Main Battery
  1992-1994, 8331, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
  1992-1994, 8331, Commander Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14)
  1992-2001, AMS-8319, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
  1994-1998, AMS-8319, VP-46 Grey Knights
  1998-1998, 9595, Hazardous Material Control and Management Technician Course
  1998-1999, AM-9595, Trident Training Facility, NAVSUBASE Bangor
  1998-2001, 9595, VAQ-129 Vikings
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1975-2015 RIMPAC Exercise Series
  1980-2020 Counter Drug Operations
  1994-1994 Training Exercise - UNITAS '94
  1994-1994 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1995-1995 Training Exercise - Cobra Gold '95
  1997-1997 Training Exercise - Cobra Gold '97
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 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 
De Anza College in CupertinoSan Diego City College
  1982-1982, De Anza College in Cupertino
  1987-1987, San Diego City College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Maeggan in Jerusalem2
  Don't Forget!1
  Olympic Peninsula 200714
  CUT - Dog Handler in Adak2
  Maeggan & Mirah Jo4
  Mirah Jo3
  Navy Patches15
  Great Aircraft6
  CVN-70 1994 Cruise1
  My Retirement 20017
  Jim & Frank1
  Working Dog School3
  Ian and Uncle Jim1
  Spring Break 201043
  Mirah Jo's Graduation11
  Maeggs & Sam in DC45
  Old Tractors22
  NAS Moffett Field20
  Old Ford Pickup Trucks4
  Lab Puppies13
  Nov 24, 2013, General Photos
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