Burgdorf, Tommy, FC2
Fire Controlman
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
FC-1101-Fire Control Sys (FC) MK92 MOD(6) Coherent Recv/Trans (CORT) Tech
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Current/Last Duty Station
1994-1996, FC-1101, USS Gary (FFG-51)
Previously Held Designator/NEC
FC-0001-AN/SPG-Fire Controlman
FC-1102-MK 92 Fire Control System Technician
Service Years
1984 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Persian Excursion
FC-Fire Controlman
Three Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist

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

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1984, Recruit Training (RTC San Diego, CA), 2262
 Duty Stations
Formal SchoolsUSS McCloy (FF-1038)US NavyUSS Clark (FFG-11)
Fleet Training Center (FTC) - Training Support Center (TSC)/FTC San Diego, CAUSS Gary (FFG-51)
  1985-1985, Basic Electronics and Electricity School (BE&E)
  1985-1985, FC-0001, (FC) Fire Control Technician A School
  1985-1987, FC-0001, USS McCloy (FF-1038)
  1987-1988, FC-1102, (FC) Fire Control Technician C School
  1988-1991, FC-1102, USS Clark (FFG-11)
  1991-1991, FC-1102, Instructors Training School
  1991-1991, FC-1101, (FC) Fire Control Technician C School
  1991-1994, FC-9502, Fleet Training Center (FTC) - Training Support Center (TSC)/FTC San Diego, CA
  1994-1996, FC-1101, USS Gary (FFG-51)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1985-1985 Cold War Incident - USS McCloy near Strike of Soviet Cargo Ship
  1985-1988 Caribbean 1985
  1988-1988 USS McCloy rescue operations for the submarine USS Bonefish
  1990-1990 Space Shuttle Atlantis Support
  1990-1990 Gulf War (Iraq)/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign
  1992-1995 Southwest Asia Ceasefire (Iraq)
 Colleges Attended 
Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VACerro Coso Community College
  1978-1980, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA
  1980-1982, Cerro Coso Community College
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  May 27, 2011, Forum Photos89
  Jul 15, 2012, General Photos10
  Aug 07, 2013, Message Photos5
 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After the Navy I was determined to get a Federal Job to allow me use my Navy Training and Time as part of my Retirement.

I succeeded! 1 year after I was out and I was hired to work for the National Weather Service as a Electronics Technician in Alaska. I have transfered since then, to become a instructor and IT for the NWS.

I am currently working as the an Instructor at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City MO.

I was able to use my skills as a electronics technician and instructor in the Navy in my current position.

Other Comments:

"I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this 20th and 21th century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy." ~JFK~
My youngest son is on Active Duty the Navy. 
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 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial TWS Memorial TeamNTWS Memorial A-TeamNavy TWS Advisory Group (NTAG)
Navy Together We ServedUnited States Naval Institute
  2010, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, TWS Memorial Team [Verified]
  2013, NTWS Memorial A-Team [Verified]
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Navy TWS Advisory Group (NTAG) [Verified]
  2016, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2016, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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