Tritten, James, CDR

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1986-1989, 131X, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Previously Held NEC
113X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Warfare
Service Years
1965 - 1989
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War

 Official Badges 

Joint Forces Command Office of the Secretary of Defense Defense Threat Reduction Agency US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Captain Arnold J. Isbell Award Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran SERE Navy Officer Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Tailhook AssociationAssociation of Naval AviationMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Naval Submarine LeagueNavy League of the United StatesUnited States Navy Memorial Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Naval Order of the United States
  1965, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1973, Tailhook Association
  1981, Association of Naval Aviation - Assoc. Page
  1982, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1983, Naval Submarine League [Verified]
  1989, Navy League of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1989, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1991, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1994, Naval Order of the United States

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired Navy carrier pilot living in small town in New Mexico with Danish wife and five cats. :-{) 

If you want to contact me, try Jim Tritten on Facebook. I am the only one in New Mexico. I respond to that site regularly and do not often look at Together We Served.
Other Comments:
After retiring from active duty, served as civilian employee of the Department of Defense at: Naval Postgraduate School (1989-1993), Naval Doctrine Command (1993-1996) where I was awarded the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award in 1996, US Atlantic Command / US Joint Forces Command (1996-2002) where I was awarded the Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Medal in 1998, and finally at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (2002-2009).
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Naval Aviation Cadet Program/Navy Pre-flight School (Pensacola, FL), 39-65
 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffVT-1 EagletsVT-3 Red KnightsVT-5 Tigers
VT-31 Wise OwlsNAS New YorkVS-30 Diamond CuttersVS-34 Proud Tigers
VAQ-33 Firebirds/Night HawksVR-30 Providers/Stagecoach WestAlameda  CACommander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
Naval District Washington, DCVS-27USS Independence (CV-62)Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
VT-9 TigersVS-41 ShamrocksVS-22 CheckmatesCNO - OPNAV
Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1965-1966, Navy Pre-Flight School
  1966-1966, VT-1 Eaglets
  1966-1966, VT-3 Red Knights
  1966-1966, VT-5 Tigers
  1966-1967, VT-31 Wise Owls
  1967-1967, 131X, NAS New York
  1967-1967, 131X, VS-30 Diamond Cutters
  1967-1968, 131X, VS-34 Proud Tigers
  1968-1969, 131X, VAQ-33 Firebirds/Night Hawks
  1969-1969, 131X, VR-30 Providers/Stagecoach West
  1969-1969, 131X, Alameda CA
  1970-1970, 131X, NARTU Andrews AFB WASHDC
  1970-1971, 131X, Naval District Washington, DC
  1971-1971, 131X, VS-30 Diamond Cutters
  1971-1973, 131X, VS-27
  1973-1975, 131X, VT-31 Wise Owls
  1975-1977, 131X, USS Independence (CV-62)
  1977-1978, 131X, Florida A&M University NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  1978-1978, 113X, VT-9 Tigers
  1978-1979, 131X, VS-41 Shamrocks
  1979-1981, 131X, VS-22 Checkmates
  1981-1984, 131X, UCLA/USC Consortium NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  1984-1985, 131X, CNO - OPNAV
  1985-1986, 131X, Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
  1986-1989, 131X, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
 Colleges Attended 
American UniversityFlorida State UniversityUniversity of Southern California
  1963-1971, American University
  1977-1978, Florida State University
  1981-1984, University of Southern California
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