Forrester, Kelly, CPO
Electronics Warfare Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
EW-1781-Electronics Warfare Technician (Advanced Application)
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Electronics Warfare Technician
Current/Last Duty Station
2002-2006, CTT-1781, Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR/COTF)
Previously Held Designator/NEC
EW-0000-Electronics Warfare Operator
EW-1733-Electronics Warfare Systems Technician (AN/SLQ-32(V)2)
MA-9545-Law Enforcement Specialist
CTT-1781-Electronics Warfare Technician (Advanced Application)
Service Years
1986 - 2006
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Suez Canal
EW-Electronics Warfare Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Electronic Warfare Award For Excellence

Command & Control Excellence Award Efficiency Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Association of Old Crows
  2000, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Association of Old Crows - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am a Military Analyst, working for AVW Technologies, Inc. located in Chesapeake, VA. I interface with COMOPTEVFOR, Naval Research Lab (NRL), Department of Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), John Hopkins University Applied Phisics Lab (JHUAPL), Marine Corps, Army and Air Force. I am currently working on the JECP.
Other Comments:
Forced to be a CTT by the folks in DC, but EW by the grace of God.

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Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1986, Recruit Training (RTC Orlando, FL), 031
 Duty Stations
RTC Orlando FLNTTCD Corry Station, Pensacola, FL (STAFF)USS John Rodgers (DD-983)USS Caron (DD-970)
NAVSTA Norfolk, VAUSS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 18Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR/COTF)
  1986-1987, RTC Orlando FL
  1987-1987, EW-0000, NTTCD Corry Station, Pensacola, FL (STAFF)
  1987-1988, EW-1733, USS John Rodgers (DD-983)
  1988-1989, EW-1733, NTTCD Corry Station, Pensacola, FL (STAFF)
  1989-1992, EW-1733, USS Caron (DD-970)
  1992-1995, MA-9545, NAVSTA Norfolk, VA
  1995-2000, EW-1733, USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
  2000-2000, EW-1781, NTTCD Corry Station, Pensacola, FL (STAFF)
  2000-2001, EW-1781, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 18
  2001-2002, EW-1781, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
  2002-2006, CTT-1781, Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR/COTF)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War (Iraq)/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign
  1990-1991 Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  1991-1991 Gulf War (Iraq)/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  1999-1999 Operation Noble Anvil (Allied Force)
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