Russ, Matthias, II, PO1

Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
AW-7876-SH60F Multi-Sensor Operator
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator
Primary Unit
2009-2010, AWR-7876, Naval Aviation Schools Command (Command & Faculty Staff)
Previously Held NEC
AW-7815-Helicopter Search and Rescue Swimmer
AW-7872-SH3H Multi-Sensor Operator
AW-7874-SH2G Multi-Sensor Operator
AW-7835-Tactical Support Center (TSC) Acoustic Equipment Operator
AW-0000-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Service Years
1986 - 2010
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Suez Canal
AW-Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Sikorsky Winged S Rescue Order of the Golden Shellback

Cold War Medal Naval Rescue Swimmer Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Persian Gulf Yacht Club

Persian Excursion Sikorsky 4000 Hours Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Naval Helicopter Association (NHA)Fleet AW AssociationUSS America Carrier Veterans AssociationBranch 103
USS Kitty Hawk (CVA/CV-63) Veterans Association
  1988, Naval Helicopter Association (NHA)
  1998, Fleet AW Association [Verified]
  2000, USS America Carrier Veterans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 103 (Member) (Yokosuka, Japan) [Verified]2 - Chap. Page
  2007, USS Kitty Hawk (CVA/CV-63) Veterans Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Paramedic Medstar EMS, Baldwin County, Alabama. Volunteer Fire Lieutenant Hazmat Tech Escambia County Fire-Rescue, BLS/ACLS/PALS/PEARS Instructor CPR Pensacola. 
Other Comments:
Not Specified

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 Ribbon Bar
Air Crew Wings
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1986, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 052
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (NACCS)Advancement Schools and CoursesHS-1SERE School
HS-11 Dragon SlayersUSS America (CV-66)NSF Diego GarciaHS-75 Emerald Knights
HSL-84 ThunderboltsUSS Reid (FFG-30)USS John A. Moore (FFG-19)HS-4 Black Knights
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)HS-10 War HawksUSS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)USS George Washington (CVN-73)
NAS Jacksonville FLNaval Aviation Schools Command (Command & Faculty Staff)
  1986-1986, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (NACCS)
  1986-1986, Rescue Swimmer School, Aviation Course
  1986-1986, (AW) Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator A School
  1986-1987, AW-7815, HS-1
  1987-1987, AW-7815, SERE School
  1987-1990, AW-7872, HS-11 Dragon Slayers
  1988-1990, AW-7872, USS America (CV-66)
  1990-1991, AW-7815, NSF Diego Garcia
  1990-1997, AW-7872, HS-75 Emerald Knights
  1997-1999, AW-7874, HSL-84 Thunderbolts
  1998-1998, AW-7874, USS Reid (FFG-30)
  1998-1998, AW-7874, USS John A. Moore (FFG-19)
  1999-2003, AW-7876, HS-4 Black Knights
  1999-2003, AW-7876, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
  2003-2003, Instructors Training School
  2003-2006, AW-7876, HS-10 War Hawks
  2003-2006, AW-9502, HS-10 War Hawks
  2006-2006, AW-7876, FASOTRAGRULANT (Faculty Staff)
  2006-2007, AW-7876, Center for Surface Combat Systems (Faculty Staff)
  2007-2008, AW-7835, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  2008-2009, AW-7835, USS George Washington (CVN-73)
  2009-2010, AW-0000, NAS Jacksonville FL
  2009-2010, AWR-7876, Naval Aviation Schools Command (Command & Faculty Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1987-1988 Operation Earnest Will (Iran)
  1989-1989 NEO - US Embassy in Beirut (Lebanon)
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)15
  1998-1998 Operation Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) '98
  2000-2000 Training Exercise - RIMPAC '00
  2001-2001 Operation Noble Eagle 2001
  2001-2001 OEF - Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)15
  2003-2003 OIF/Liberation of Iraq (2003)4
  2007-2007 Training Exercise - Talisman Saber Series
  2007-2007 Training Exercise - Valiant Shield Series
  2007-2007 Malibar Exercise 2007
  2008-2008 RIMPAC Exercise Series
  2008-2008 Training Exercise - Valiant Shield Series
 Colleges Attended 
Ripon CollegeEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityPensacola Junior College, Pensacola FL
  1981-1985, Ripon College1
  1997-2004, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  2015-2016, Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola FL
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