Contreras, Gery, AMHC

Aviation Structural Mechanic, Hydraulics
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Structural Mechanic, Hydraulics
Primary Unit
1995-1998, 9502, North Island (Faculty Staff)
Previously Held NEC
AMH-0000-Aviation Structrual Mechanic Hydraulics
8216-Vertical Replenishment Aircrewman
AMH-8215-Rescue Swimmer
AD-8379-H-46 System Organizational Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1976 - 1998
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Shellback
Plank Owner
AMH-Aviation Structural Mechanic, Hydraulics
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20 US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback Naval Rescue Swimmer Boeing Rescue Award

Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Cold War Veteran Boeing-Vertol H-46 1000 Hr. Pin

 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)American LegionNational Rifle Association (NRA)
  1989, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1998, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

I work for LSI, a DOD contractor, developing multi-media training.  Currently writing maintenance training on MH-60R/S helicopters.

Other Comments:
Not Specified

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Air Crew Wings
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1976, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 242
 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and CoursesSearch & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)USS Midway (CV-41)USS White Plains (AFS-4)
HC-3 Pack RatsUSS Niagara Falls (AFS-3)USS San Jose (AFS-7)HC-5 Providers/Arch Angels
Military Sealift Fleet Support Command (MSC/MSFSC)USNS Spica (T-AFS-9)HSL-41 SeahawksHC-11 Gunbearers
USS Wichita (AOR-1)USS Tripoli (LPH-10)Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
  1976-1977, AMH-0000, (AMH) Aviation Structural Mechanics A1 Basic
  1977-1977, AMH-8215, Search & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)
  1977-1977, AMH-8215, USS Midway (CV-41)
  1977-1978, 8216, USS White Plains (AFS-4)
  1977-1984, AMH-8215, HC-3 Pack Rats
  1978-1979, 8216, USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3)
  1979-1980, 8216, USS San Jose (AFS-7)
  1984-1984, 8216, USS San Jose (AFS-7)
  1984-1987, AMH-8215, HC-5 Providers/Arch Angels
  1985-1985, 8216, USNS Kilauea(T-AE-26)
  1986-1986, 8216, USNS Spica (T-AFS-9)
  1987-1991, 9502, HSL-41 Seahawks
  1991-1995, HC-11 Gunbearers
  1992-1992, USS Wichita (AOR-1)
  1992-1993, AD-8379, USS Tripoli (LPH-10)
  1995-1998, 9502, North Island (Faculty Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1979-1980 Iran Hostage Crisis
  1992-1993 Operation Restore Hope (Somalia)
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
 Colleges Attended 
National UniversityUniversity of La Verne
  1981-1985, National University
  1988-1991, University of La Verne
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