Wallace, John, Jr., CAPT

Restricted Line Officer
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Captain
Current/Last Primary NEC
161X-Special Duty Officer - Cryptology
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Restricted Line Officer
Primary Unit
1985-1989, NCPAC, National Security Agency (NSA)
Previously Held NEC
110X-Unrestricted Line Officer - No Specialty Engagement
Service Years
1955 - 1989
Foreign Language(s)
Russian
Spanish
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Voice Edition
Captain
Captain

 Official Badges 

NSACSS Badge


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)


 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)US Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (USNCVA)
  1980, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1989, US Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (USNCVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  29 Sailors Remembered
  • Beck, Donald, CAPT, (1953-1981)
  • DelaPena, Fernando
  • Ogren, John (Pat), CAPT, (1958-1987)
  • Prisaznick, David Louis, CDR, (1965-1990)
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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Officer Badge
Command Ashore

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1960, Officer Candidate School (Newport, RI)1
 Duty Stations
US NavyOfficer Candidate School (OCS) (Faculty Staff)	Advancement Schools and CoursesAssistant Commander Naval Security Group (ACNSG), COMNAVSECGRU
USS Shark (SSN-591)USS Tench (SS-417)USS Triton (SSN-586)Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Bremerhaven, Germany
MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)COMNAVSECGRUNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)NAVCOMSTA Rota, Spain
Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVENaval Security Group Detachment (NSGD) Sabana Seca, PRNational Security Agency (NSA)
  1955-1955, NAAS Los Alamitos, CA
  1960-1961, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Faculty Staff)
  1961-1962, 110X, USS Polk County (LST-1084)
  1963-1963, Defense Language Institute Russian Course
  1963-1966, 161X, Assistant Commander Naval Security Group (ACNSG), COMNAVSECGRU
  1964-1964, USS Shark (SSN-591)
  1964-1964, USS Tench (SS-417)
  1965-1966, USS Triton (SSN-586)
  1966-1967, Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Bremerhaven, Germany
  1967-1968, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1968-1970, COMNAVSECGRU
  1970-1971, Masters Program (Faculty Staff), Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1971-1975, NAVCOMSTA Rota, Spain
  1975-1976, COMNAVSECGRU
  1976-1977, Assistant Commander Naval Security Group (ACNSG), COMNAVSECGRU
  1978-1981, Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
  1981-1984, Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD) Sabana Seca, PR
  1984-1985, NSA/CSS, National Security Agency (NSA)
  1985-1989, NCPAC, National Security Agency (NSA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)1
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)
 Reflections on Service
John
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?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
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 and 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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, RiversideNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1955-1960, University of California, Riverside
  1970-1971, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Zoe and her favorite stuffed animal1
  Granddaughter Zoe in her 1
  Apr 03, 2010, Ford Island Bridge Run (10K)
  Aug 21, 2010, Joint Base Hickam Pearl Harbor Half Marathon 21 Aug. 20102
  May 26, 2011, Forum Photos
  Aug 28, 2011, 74th birthday race at Manoa (5K)1
  Aug 26, 2012, General Photos1
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