Cooper, Joan D., CDR

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Nurse Corps
Current/Last Primary NEC
290X-Nurse Corps Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
2008-2009, 290X, Naval Expeditionary Medical Unit 9 (NEMU-9), Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command NEMSC
Service Years
1989 - 2009
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Desert Rat
Voice Edition
Nurse Corps

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval InstitutePost 1, John S. Stewart PostPost 69
  1989, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1, John S. Stewart Post (Member) (Denver, Colorado) [Verified]2 - Chap. Page
  2007, American Legion, Post 69 (Member) (Osceola, Iowa) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 Remembrance Profiles -  1 Sailor Remembered
  • Deere, Floyd, PO2, (1943-1946)
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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
Direct Commission Officer School (Faculty Staff)Naval Reserve Forces CommandBureau of Medicine (BUMED)NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
NAVSTA Bremerton, WACommander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)Marine Corps Combat Development Center (MCCDC)NAB Coronado, CA
NAS Atsugi Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CANaval Hospital Corpus Christi, TXJoint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CAPMED)
JUSMAG PhilippinesUSS Halsey (DDG-97)Joint Information Operation Command (JIOC), US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)<B>US Army (USA)</b>
Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command NEMSC, Naval Expeditionary Medical Force (NEMF)
  1990-1990, Direct Commission Officer School (Faculty Staff)
  1990-1991, 290X, NR Fleet Hospital 22
  1992-1992, 290X, Fleet Hospital Operations & Training Command (FHOTC), Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
  1993-1993, 290X, NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
  1994-1994, 290X, NAVSTA Bremerton, WA
  1995-1995, 290X, Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA
  1996-1996, 290X, Naval & Marine Corps Reserve Center (NMCRC)
  1997-1997, 290X, Fleet Hospital Operations & Training Command (FHOTC), Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
  1998-1998, 290X, Marine Corps Combat Development Center (MCCDC)
  1999-1999, 290X, Naval Hospital Bethesda, MD
  2000-2000, 290X, Marine Corps Combat Development Center (MCCDC)
  2001-2001, 290X, NAS Millington, TN
  2002-2002, 290X, NAB Coronado, CA
  2003-2003, 290X, Branch Medical Clinic Atsugi (BMC), NAS Atsugi
  2004-2004, 290X, Fleet Hospital Operational Training Command, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA
  2005-2005, 290X, Naval Hospital Corpus Christi, TX
  2006-2006, 290X, Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CAPMED)
  2007-2007, 290X, JUSMAG Philippines
  2007-2007, 290X, USS Halsey (DDG-97)
  2008-2008, 290X, Lackland AFB, TX, Joint Information Operation Command (JIOC)
  2008-2009, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), US Army (USA)
  2008-2009, 290X, Naval Expeditionary Medical Unit 9 (NEMU-9), Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command NEMSC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1900-2020 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield1
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2003-2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
 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 
Los Angeles Valley CollegeMetropolitan State College of Denver
  1965-1971, Los Angeles Valley College
  1982-1989, Metropolitan State College of Denver
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 11, 2011, Photo File8
  Mar 08, 2012, Forum Photos1
  Jul 23, 2012, General Photos5
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