Dooley, Floyd, Sr., MGySgt

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
6391-Avionics Maintenance Chief
Current/Last MOSGroup
Previously Held MOS
0141-Administrative Man
6612-Aircraft Comm/Nav Systems Technician
6212-A/C Comm/Navigation System Technician (VN era)
Primary Unit
1979-1982, 6391, HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
Service Years
1958 - 1982
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate

Master Gunnery Sergeant

Five Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
USMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke)Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, VA
  2010, USMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke) [Verified]
  2018, Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, VA [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired from Civil Service August 30, 2007 as a Computer Sytems Software Tester for Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center, Norfolk, Virginia. 
Other Comments:

Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP). Attended many classes from the International Institute for Software Testing. 








 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Ribbon Bar
Combat Air Crew w/3 Stars
Rifle Expert 4th AwardPistol Expert 9th Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1958, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 268
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation UnitsHMR(M)-462Instrument Training School, MAD, NATTC, MemphisVMA-223 (Bulldogs)
H&MS-12, MAG-12VMO-6VMO-5HML-267
VMO-2HMM-365VMO-1H&MS-24, MAG-24
HMA-369VMA(AW)-533HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
  1958-1959, 0141, HMR(M)-463
  1959-1962, 0141, HMR(M)-462
  1962-1963, 6612, Instrument Training School, MAD, NATTC, Memphis
  1963-1964, 6212, VMA-223 (Bulldogs)
  1964-1964, 6212, H&MS-12, MAG-12
  1964-1965, 6212, VMO-6
  1966-1968, 6212, VMO-5
  1968-1968, 6212, HML-267
  1968-1969, 6212, VMO-2
  1969-1969, 6212, HMM-365
  1969-1972, 6212, VMO-1
  1972-1975, 6391, H&MS-24, MAG-24
  1975-1976, 6391, HMA-369
  1976-1979, 6391, VMA(AW)-533
  1979-1982, 6391, HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Marble Mountain Air Facility
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)/Operation Meade River
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)/Operation Taylor Common
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)/Operation Dewey Canyon
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)/Operation Bold Mariner
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)/Operation Taylor Common
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps.
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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
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? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
Mira Costa College  Oceanside CATidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VASaint Leo University
  1967-1967, Mira Costa College Oceanside CA
  1982-1984, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA
  1984-1990, Saint Leo University1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 23, 2005, Death of Son
  Sep 01, 2006, Death of Son-In-Law
  Aug 31, 2007, Retired from Civil Service
  Mar 19, 2015, General Photos
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