Cooper, William, OS2

Operations Specialist
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
OS-0318-Air Intercept Controller
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Operations Specialist
Primary Unit
1975-1975, OS-0318, COMSEVENTHFLT
Previously Held NEC
OS-0317-NTDS-Input/Utilization Display Equipment Operator
OS-0321-Antisubmarine Air Controller
Service Years
1972 - 1975
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Order of the Ditch
Plank Owner
Voice Edition
OS-Operations Specialist

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

 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] - Chap. Page
  2007, American Legion, Post 69 (Member) (Osceola, Iowa) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Not Specified
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
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ArubaBahamas, TheCanadaColombiaCosta RicaCubaGermanyGuamHong KongJapanJamaicaMexicoPanamaPhilippinesTaiwanUnited KingdomUnited States

 Remembrance Profiles -  6 Sailors Remembered
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1972, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 910
 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffUSS Halsey (DLG-23)Fleet Combat Training Center Pacific (Faculty Staff)Fleet Anti Air Warfare Training Center (Faculty Staff)
Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)NAVSTA Long Beach, CANAVSTA Subic Bay, PIUSS Halsey (CG-23)
  1972-1972, RD-0000, (RD) Radarman A School
  1972-1972, RD-0000, Precommissioning Detail (PRECOMDET)
  1972-1974, OS-0317, USS Halsey (DLG-23)
  1973-1973, RD-0000, Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS) Course
  1974-1974, OS-0321, (OS) Anti-Submarine Air Controller (ASAC)
  1974-1974, OS-0318, (OS) Operations Specialist Air Intercept Controller School
  1974-1974, OS-0318, Fleet Anti Air Warfare Training Center (Faculty Staff)
  1974-1974, OS-0321, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
  1974-1974, OS-0318, NAVSTA Long Beach, CA
  1974-1975, OS-0318, NAVSTA Subic Bay, PI
  1974-1975, OS-0318, USS Halsey (CG-23)
  1975-1975, OS-0318, COMTHIRDFLT
  1975-1975, OS-0318, COMSEVENTHFLT
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1973-1973 Vietnam War2
 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 were the most significant to 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 one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are 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 
Metropolitan State College of DenverRed Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CONational Fire Academy
  1976-1978, Metropolitan State College of Denver
  1987-1989, Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO
  1988-1989, National Fire Academy12
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 14, 2011, Picture file24
  Mar 08, 2012, Forum Photos4
  Jul 19, 2012, General Photos14
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