Melton, David, RMC

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
RM-2304-Morse Code Operator
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1984-1985, RM-2350, USS Edward Mcdonnell (FF-1043)
Previously Held NEC
BM-0164-Assault Boat Coxswain
RM-2343-Communications Maintainer
RM-2318-Communications System Technical Control Operator
RM-2319-Communications System Technical Control Supervisor
9515-Equal Opportunity Program Specialist
9519- Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor
RM-2350-NAVMACS(V)5 Ship System Operator
Service Years
1962 - 1985
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Assault Boat Coxswain US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Post 7909, Wesconnett PostUnited States Navy Radioman Association (USNRMA)
  1985, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7909, Wesconnett Post (Member) (United States) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2007, United States Navy Radioman Association (USNRMA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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What are you doing now:
Before I retired from the navy, I swore I would stay away from any type of Military work for at least 10 years. I made it, plus one I think. Ha! Went to work before I was completely on the retirement list for a company called PTC Aerospace, later changed to Aircraft Products Co. Started as an Expeditor and Moved to Production Supervisor in less than a year. Main product of the Co. was building Aircraft Galleys, Military and Civilian. I stayed there 5 years, ran the Night Shift for 3 of those years. I got caught in a manpower reduction lay-off and moved on to an Inventory Service as Southeastern District Marketing Manager in training for Southeastern District Supervisor. I left them after either 8 or 9 months. They wanted me to move to Virginia Beach and take over Training & Scheduling for the Co. I had to say no to going back to that area of the country -- so, we parted ways. I moved immediately to the Di-Centenial (I think)Census Bureau, Data Entry Div., in Jacksonville & stayed with them until they finished up, about 8 months. I started working with Gibson Greetings, Inc. about a month before I was completely through with the "Senseless Bureau," as the Jacksonville Division Distribution Manager. I handled distribution of Greeting cards and all the ancillary products involved for all the Winn-Dixie Stores in the Jacksonville Division, a few in the SC Div. of W/D & later added 20 stores from the Montgomery, AL, div of W/D. I had a warehouse in Jacksonville and had to add a small one in Tallahassee, which I later had to change over to a larger warehouse. I have to say the job had it's fun times along with it's hard times. I was picked to open and train all the personnel for the Tampa, Div. of Winn-Dixie's, while still running my own Div. Then, one of my old driver's that had left and went to Contractor work on the base finally convinced me to put in an application for the company he was working for. And, here I still am 11 years later. I guess I like it. I've worked my way from Equipment Specialist through Data Entry Technician to Warehouse Floor Supervisor to Operations Manager. Having the Associates Degree didn't hurt, I guess. And, if I had pushed myself a little harder and finished about 9 more credit hours I might've gotten the big bucks but, that just isn't what I wanted.  I either shine for what I do and rise to what ever level I am capable or I do the best where I am at 'til I decide to leave.
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  1961, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 432
Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)

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Start Date 
Dec, 1961

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  123 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Johnston, John, SCPO, (1961-1982) 432 Dec, 1961
Carter, Russell, PO2, (1961-1967) Dec, 1961
Cresto, Joe, PO3, (1961-1965) Dec, 1961
Fore, Charles, AN, (1961-1965) 617 Dec, 1961
Godal, Joseph, PO3, (1961-Present) Dec, 1961
Hadenfeldt, James, PO3, (1961-1967) Dec, 1961
Hall, Rodger, PO1, (1961-1982) Dec, 1961
Hartzog, Ray, PO3, (1961-1965) Dec, 1961
Horton, Edward, CWO4, (1961-1991) Dec, 1961
Horton, Kenneth, PO1, (1961-1972) Dec, 1961
Mahoney, Thomas, CPO, (1961-1987) Dec, 1961
Miller, Michael, CPO, (1961-1981) 606 Dec, 1961
Miller, Michael, CPO, (1961-1981) 606 Dec, 1961
Russell, Roy, LCDR, (1961-1983) Dec, 1961
Schmid, Franz, PO1, (1961-1981) 2 Dec, 1961
Thayer, James, PO2, (1961-1966) 5902 Dec, 1961
Abelquist, Paul, SCPO, (1962-1983) 058 Jan, 1962
Artz, Ronald, PO2, (1962-1966) 417 Jan, 1962
Badalucca, Bill, PO2, (1962-1970) 73 Jan, 1962
Bailey, Thom, PO3, (1962-1966) 058 Jan, 1962
Bailey, Tim, PO3, (1962-1969) Jan, 1962
Bearby, Edward, CPO, (1962-1976) Jan, 1962
Becker, Robert, PO3, (1962-1966) 462 Jan, 1962
Bennett, Joe, PO3, (1962-1972) Jan, 1962
Bergeron, William, PO2, (1962-1968) Jan, 1962
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