Current/Last Primary MOS
5953-Air Traffic Control Radar Technician
Previously Held MOS 2531-Field Radio Operator
2532-Multichannel Equipment Operator
6000-Basic Aircraft Maintenance Marine
5958-Air Traffic Control Comms Repairman
8981-Military Affiliate Radio System Radio Operator
5954-Air Traffic Control Communications Technician
4066-Small Computer Systems Specialist (SCSS)
9956-Ground Safety Specialist (Officer/Enlisted)
What are you doing now: Since retirement and after 1 year in the private sector, I have worked with the county in Flood Control, District Attorney and since July 1999 with the Sheriff's Department.
I am currently a member of Semper Fi #1, a Memorial Honor Detail #15 at Riverside National Cemetary. Our all volunteer unit performs up to 20 funerals per month to provide full military honors for deceased military personnel and their families. See www.againtheyserve.org for details
Other Comments: My son is a Deputy Sheriff after 4 years USMC and my daughter is a credentialed high school teacher teaching for 6 years in Lake Elsinore before moving to Kansas and becoming a dispatcher for the county Sheriff there.
Best Friends Troy Gildersleeve, Darren Haiges, Jack Patzsch (deceased 1994) David Bryan, Don Steier, Zaira Gomez, GySgt Mike Roberts
Best Moment Was there one? Oh yeah Retirement Ceremony.
Worst Moment Floods of 1993, death of MgySgt Mike Smith, Death of Msgt Jack Patzsch. Getting passed over for Gunny due to weight control for 1 pound overweight!
Chain of Command Col. Zimmerman SgtMaj Cruz Col. Michael D. Glynn Major George Kendley (MCAS El Toro) LtCol Rasmussen Capt. Jim Mumma
Other Memories During this period of my life I was assigned collateral duties as Air and Ground Saftey officers, normally billeted by a Major and Gysgt. I also assumed duties as Information Systems Management Officer as no one else would after CWO Wadley (Ordnance officer) departed. This in and of itself was the key to the rest of my life.