Arel, Gerard, LT

Limited Duty Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
612X-Limited Duty Officer - Operations - Surface
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1988-1990, 612X, USS Ticonderoga (CG-47)
Previously Held NEC
FA-0000-Fireman Apprentice
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
RD-0334-ECM Supervisor
OS-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
OS-0319-Superviory Air Intercept Controller
OS-0318-Air Intercept Controller
712X-Warrant Officer - Operations Technician - Surface
Service Years
1968 - 1990
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Suez Canal

 Official Badges 

Recruiting Command of Excellence US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

Blue Star LDO/CWO

 Military Association Memberships
Post 3270, Greater Beaches PostNortheast Florida ChapterSurface Navy Association
  1990, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3270, Greater Beaches Post (Member) (Jacksonville Beach, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Northeast Florida Chapter (Member) (Jacksonville, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2003, Surface Navy Association

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Program Manager for General Dymanics AIS responsible for Littoral Combat Ship Blue/Gold Crew Training
Other Comments:
Not Specified

 Remembrance Profiles -  1 Sailor Remembered
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  1968, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 036
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Boot Camp Photo Recruit Training (Orlando, FL) 1968, 036
Recruit Training (Orlando, FL)

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Start Date 
Dec, 1968

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Last Updated:Oct 12, 2019
Personal Memories

Best Friends
FA Reese the first black man I ever met. We always looked out for each other. We ended up on the same ship together fro boot camp. I always wonder what happened to him.

Best Moment
Graduation and heading to my first ship(USS Butte AE-27) in Boston Navy Yard.


Worst Moment

SMC Colgate

My Photos From This Recruit Training
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  106 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Moody, Donald, LT, (1968-1989) 036 Nov, 1968
Barnes, Robert, SCPO, (1968-1996) 29 Dec, 1968
Bergeron, Clifton, CPO, (1968-2003) 035 Dec, 1968
Bonds, Gary, PO1, (1968-1978) 037 Dec, 1968
Brown, Jackie, MCPO, (1968-1998) 037 Dec, 1968
Bunch, Samuel, PO3, (1968-1972) 03 Dec, 1968
Eich, Richard, CAPT, (1968-2010) 038 Dec, 1968
Felty, Rich, CWO2, (1968-1992) 32 Dec, 1968
Finley, James, CPO, (1968-1988) 0027 Dec, 1968
Garrett, Edward Dale, PO3, (1968-1972) 0039 Dec, 1968
Gillespie, Robert H., PO3, (1968-1972) 16 Dec, 1968
Gray, Joseph, SN, (1968-1971) 31 Dec, 1968
Gref, Roger, PO1, (1968-1988) 039 Dec, 1968
GREF, ROGER, PO1, (1968-1988) 039 Dec, 1968
Harmon, Mike, PO2, (1968-1972) 41 Dec, 1968
Jenkins, Ron, CAPT, (1968-2003) 5008 Dec, 1968
Jones, Richard, PO3, (1969-1971) 5005 Dec, 1968
Kalma, Marc, SN, (1968-1970) 34 Dec, 1968
Maddalena, D. John, AN, (1969-1973) 0027 Dec, 1968
Mann, Louis, PO2, (1968-1971) 035 Dec, 1968
McClinton, Reggie, PO1, (1968-1974) 0027 Dec, 1968
Miller, Ross, PO1, (1969-1991) 0027 Dec, 1968
Nelson, Charles, PO3, (1968-1972) 34 Dec, 1968
Ory, James, PO3, (1968-1971) 38 Dec, 1968
Parks, Woody, PO1, (1968-1982) 16 Dec, 1968
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