Beck, Wallace, ATC

Aviation Electronics Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
AT-6668-EA-6B ECM OMA System Analyst
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1978-1979, AT-6668, VAQ-136 Gauntlets
Previously Held Designator/NEC
AT-6658-AN/USM-470(V)1 Automatic Test System (ATS) On-Line Maint. Tech.
Service Years
1959 - 1979
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Icelandic Domain
AT-Aviation Electronics Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
VP-44  Golden Pelicans Association
  2010, VP-44 Golden Pelicans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
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My Visited Countries

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BermudaBahamas, TheCanadaCambodiaCubaEgyptFranceGibraltarGreenlandGermanyGuamGreeceHong KongIranItalyJapanKenyaKorea, SouthLibyaMoroccoMidway IslandsMexicoMalaysiaPhilippinesPuerto RicoSingaporeSpainUnited StatesBritish Virgin IslandsVietnamVirgin IslandsHoly See (Vatican City)Wake Island
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Combat Air Crew Wings
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1959, Recruit Training (RTC San Diego, CA), 525
 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffFAETULANTVP-30 Pro's NestVP-44
NAS GlyncoVAH-21VA-128VA-165 Boomers
VAQ-129 VikingsVAQ-136 Gauntlets Professional Schools and CoursesWhidbey Island
  1960-1960, Aviation Fundamentals School
  1960-1961, (AT) Avionics Technician A School
  1961-1961, FAETULANT
  1961-1961, VP-30 Pro's Nest/FRAMP VP-30
  1961-1963, VP-44
  1963-1964, (AT) Aviation Electronics Intermediate B School
  1964-1967, NAS Glynco
  1967-1969, AT-6658, VAH-21
  1969-1969, AT-6658, VA-128
  1969-1969, AT-6658, VA-165 Boomers
  1970-1971, AT-6668, VAQ-129 Vikings
  1973-1976, AT-6668, VAQ-136 Gauntlets
  1976-1976, AT-6668, Advanced Electronic Classroom Instructor Training Course
  1976-1978, AT-6668, Whidbey Island/NAMTRADET 1001
  1978-1979, AT-6668, VAQ-136 Gauntlets
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1962 Cold War Event - Cuban Blockade1
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)8
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Chapman University
  1971-1973, Del Mar University, Corpus Christi, TX
  1976-1978, Chapman University
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