Minton, Joseph, LCDR

Limited Duty Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
644X-Limited Duty Officer - Information Warfare/Cryptology
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
2001-2004, 644X, COMNAVSECGRU
Previously Held NEC
CTI-9211-Basic Chinese (Mandarin) Linguist
CTI-9201-Basic Russian Linguist
CT-9134-Subsurface Augmentee Operator
Service Years
1975 - 2004
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Navy Chief Initiated

Order of the Golden Dragon LDO/CWO

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)American LegionMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)Dept of South Carolina
United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI)
  1985, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2001, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of South Carolina (Member) (Lexington, South Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1975, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 102
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Defense Language Institute (Staff) West CoastNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Staff)Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD) GuamUSS California (CGN-36)
USS Flying Fish (SSN-673)Assistant Commander Naval Security Group (ACNSG), COMNAVSECGRUUSS Batfish (SSN-681)USS Spadefish (SSN-668)
USS Bergall (SSN-667)USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN-686)USS Seahorse (SSN-669)Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Misawa, Japan
USS Pogy (SSN-647)USS Flasher (SSN-613)USS Haddo (SSN-604)USS Olympia (SSN-717)
USS Salt Lake City (SSN-716)Commander Naval Forces JapanCNO - OPNAVNaval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Fort Meade, MD
USS Parche (SSN-683)Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD) Yokosuka, JapanCOMNAVSECGRU
  1975-1976, Defense Language Institute (Staff) West Coast
  1976-1976, NTTCD Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, TX (STAFF)
  1976-1979, CTI-9211, Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD) Guam
  1979-1980, CTI-9201, Defense Language Institute (Staff) West Coast
  1980-1981, CTI-9201, NTTCD Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, TX (STAFF)
  1981-1981, CTI-9201, USS California (CGN-36)
  1981-1981, CT-9134, USS Flying Fish (SSN-673)
  1981-1985, CT-9134, Assistant Commander Naval Security Group (ACNSG), COMNAVSECGRU
  1982-1982, CT-9134, USS Batfish (SSN-681)
  1983-1983, CT-9134, USS Spadefish (SSN-668)
  1983-1984, CT-9134, USS Bergall (SSN-667)
  1984-1984, CT-9134, USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN-686)
  1984-1985, CT-9134, USS Seahorse (SSN-669)
  1985-1988, CTI-9201, Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Misawa, Japan
  1986-1986, CT-9134, USS Pogy (SSN-647)
  1986-1986, CT-9134, USS Flasher (SSN-613)
  1986-1986, CT-9134, USS Haddo (SSN-604)
  1987-1987, CT-9134, USS Olympia (SSN-717)
  1988-1988, CT-9134, USS Salt Lake City (SSN-716)
  1988-1991, 644X, Commander Naval Forces Japan
  1991-1994, 644X, CNO - OPNAV
  1994-1998, 644X, Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Fort Meade, MD
  1995-1995, 644X, USS Parche (SSN-683)
  1997-1997, 644X, USS Batfish (SSN-681)
  1998-2001, 644X, Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD) Yokosuka, Japan
  2001-2004, 644X, COMNAVSECGRU
 Colleges Attended 
University of ConnecticutExcelsior CollegeCoastal Carolina University
  1969-1972, University of Connecticut
  1986-1988, Regents College
  2009-2011, Excelsior College
  2013-Present, Coastal Carolina University
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