Ballard Jr, James, Capt

Aircraft Maintenance
 Service Photo 
 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
6004-Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Officer
Current/Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance
Previously Held MOS
0300-Basic Infantryman
6000-Basic Aircraft Maintenance Marine
6032-Aircraft Flight Engineer, KC-130
6016-Aircraft Mechanic, KC-130
Primary Unit
1992-1995, 6004, MAG-13/MALS-13
Service Years
1972 - 1995
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Marine Combat Water Survival Qualified (WSQ)
Water Survival Basic (WSB)



 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin (20 Years) USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Cold War Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service

 Military Association Memberships
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Marine Corps Air Transport Association (MCATA)National Rifle Association (NRA)The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
Marine Corps Together We Served
  1983, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified]
  1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified]
  1995, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]
  1995, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified]
  1995, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified]
  1995, Marine Corps Air Transport Association (MCATA) [Verified]
  1995, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]
  1995, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 26 (Havelock, North Carolina)
  2000, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2005, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
  2005, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
On 30 April 2016, I will be retiring after 44 years in Naval Aviation.
Other Comments:
Not Specified

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Observer Wings
Air Crew Wings
Rifle Expert 4th AwardPistol Expert 10th Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1972, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), L/3091
 Unit Assignments
MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CAMATSG-90, NAS Memphis, TNUS Navy/NAMTRAGRUVMGR-352
USMC (United States Marine Corps)VMGR-152VMGR-252SNCO Academy, Quantico, VA
The Basic SchoolVMA(AW)-332VMAQ-4MAG-42
  1972-1972, 0300, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
  1972-1973, 6000, MATSG-90, NAS Memphis, TN/MATSS-902
  1973-1973, 6000, NAMTRAGRU/NAMTRA Unit MCAS Cherry Point
  1973-1977, 6032, VMGR-352
  1975-1975, 6016, KC-130 Flight Engineer Ground Course
  1977-1978, 6032, VMGR-152
  1978-1984, 6032, VMGR-252
  1981-1981, 6032, SNCO Academy, Quantico, VA
  1983-1984, 6032, VMGR-252
  1984-1984, 6004, The Basic School
  1984-1987, 6004, VMA(AW)-332
  1987-1991, 6004, VMGR-252
  1991-1992, 6004, VMAQ-4/VMAQ-4 Det C, Whidbey Island WA.
  1991-1992, 6004, VMAQ-4
  1991-1992, 6004, VMAQ-4
  1992-1992, 6004, MAG-42
  1992-1995, 6004, MAG-13/MALS-13
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation New Arrivals (Vietnam)
  1977-1977 Training Exercise - Fortress Lightning '77
  1979-1979 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '79
  1981-1981 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '81
  1982-1982 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '82
  1983-1983 Bear Hunt 1983
  1983-1983 Cold Winter 1983
  1984-1984 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '84
  1985-1985 Training Exercise - CAX '85
  1986-1986 Valiant Usher 1986
  1987-1987 Training Exercise - Solid Shield '87
  1988-1988 Teamwork 1988
  1989-1989 Hurricane Hugo Disaster Relief (Florida)
  1990-1990 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  1990-1991 NEO - Operation Sharp Edge (Liberia)
  1990-1991 Gulf War
  1991-1991 NEO - Operation Eastern Exit (Somalia)
  1992-1992 Southwest Asia Cease-Fire (Iraq)
  1992-1993 Operation Restore Hope (Somalia)
  1993-1993 Scorpion Wind
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