***PLEASE NOTE: The IMBOC Military Veterans Registry is under "reconstruction" due to an accident (inadvertent deletion) on my part during editing. In short, this registry will start over with the information that is contained in the existing posts as well as new posts that are forthcoming. I sincerely apologize regarding this matter. - Cochese, U.S. Navy Veteran***
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Royal Canadian Navy
.....Joined RCN(R) Sept 1961 age 16, went regular Force RCN (Royal Canadian Navy) April 1963 until Oct 1973. Bought my first car 1949 Pontiac Torpedo Back for 40.00 with the one dollar per parade attended as Reservist...(2 per week). I was in Communications Research which is same as CT in the USN...worked with these fellows. Left Navy with rank of Master Seaman E-5 equivalent I believe.
United States Army
.....Field Artillery, MAJ, OIF 2X 2004, 2008-2009, Germany 1989-1991, Korea 2002-2003, AD Enlisted 1989-1993, NG Enlisted 1993-1997, NG Commission 1997 - AD Year Group 2002, returned to AD 2002 - present.
.....Vietnam, Cu Chi 1965 to 1966, Electric Strawberries.[/COLOR]
.....1974-1980, Air Defense Artillery, Staff Sergeant E6, 16R /16P Vulcan/Chapparal Platoon Sgt.
.....Army 1967 to 1970.
.....Rangers, commissioned via USMA (West Point).
.....SP/5, Aircraft Engine Repairman, Vietnam 65-66, 2 years service.
.....11B Infantry, stationed at Ft. Benning GA, Cco 1-30 INF 3Bgde 3rd ID Mech...deployed to Iraq OIF in '03...served '02-'05...all I wanted was a brand new Mustang no one had ever owned when I came home, I would dream of it at night...it was what kept me going, but a close family member I left in charge of my finances stole every penny I earned...it took a few years to get back on my feet after that...this '08 bullitt was the piece in my life that was missing...I love this car.
.....Spc, 19kilo/Tanker...death before dismount...2006 to present.
.....Major, Reserves Now, 24 Years Total Service Time, Infantry/Engineer/Paratrooper, Combat Vet OIF/OEF.
.....Prior Army National Guard enlisted man, later Active Duty Army for a decade.
.....Medically retired, E-4, injured in Iraq.
.....14E / Patriot system maintainer and operator (nice little phrase to say that I fire missiles) but I am in school right now to become a recruiter. I am currently a SGT but hopefully when I go to the board in the next two months that will change.
.....Spec 4, MP, 1970-1972, Pan Mun Jom S. Korea UNC/JSA ( the Z ).
.....I have served in the Army for the last 13 years as a 13F. Just returned from my third Iraq tour this last December.
.....19A (Tanker) Captain. I hit 5 years of service today and I've done two tours in Iraq.
.....Retired June 1982. Served from June 1962 through June 1982. Retired rank MSG E8. Service in Vietnam from Dec '69 to Dec '70 with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade. Numerous tours in Germany throughout my service.
.....SPC, 15T, Blackhawk crew chief.
.....Currently a SPC in the Reserves, 25B (commo hence the name).
.....O-3, Combat Engineer, Active Duty '81-84. My son is currently a National Guard US Army O-2 MP in Afghanistan.
(Woodrow!).....Heavy Weapons Platoon Leader.
.....24T-10 Patriot Missile System Operator and Mechanic, got out in '97.
.....1st Air Cav Infantry 1/12th 68-69 S. Viet Nam, 3rd Armored Cav "Brave Rifles" 69-71.
.....US ARMY (ret.) DV, last rank held CPL. MOS 95B,13B. Last deployment OIF1 Invasion 2003-2004 BIAP, Baghdad, Iraq 220th MP Brigade.
.....Entered U.S. Army, Active Duty 1968-1970 Services Officer Ft. Belvoir, VA, then Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Staff Officer/ PA Army National Guard 1971-1979, then Motor Officer, Transportation Staff Officer (S-4, S-3), Battalion Commander U.S. Army Reserve 1979-1989 then Active Duty Desert Strom 1990-1991 Army Material Command Readiness Division.
Retired 1992 COL, O-6
.....U.S. Army (RA) 1969-1972 Vietnam 1970 11B10 4th Inf Div Germany 1971-72 95B40 (NOTE: Also listed in USAF section)
United States Navy
.....RMCS(SS), retired Active Duty from July 1961 to July 1984. Thirteen years surface/shore duty before becoming a Bubblehead. Served as RM1(SS) on F.S. Key (SSBN657) and as RMCS(SS) on Baton Rouge (SSN689). Was COB on Baton Rouge from July '79 - July '81 and made Indian Ocean deployment and around the world cruise. Looking to connect with other Bubblehead Bullitheads.
.....1976-1996, Boiler Technician First Class (SW) Retired, USS Joseph Hewes(FF-107), USS Cape Cod(AD-43), USS Lynde McCormick(DDG), USS New Orleans(LPH-11), SIMA Little Creek VA, Funeral&Honors detail Naval Station Long Beach CA, Service School Command/Naval Training Center, Great Lakes IL.
.....I was an Operations Specialist 1st Class (OS1). I served on the USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852), the USS Preble (DDG-46), the USS Worden (CG-1, Date Processing Service Center Hawaii (DPSPAC), USS Fanning (FF-1076) and the USS Sides (FFG-14). I was attached to Commander Destroyer Squadron 9 (CDS-9) on board the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). I made seven (7) Western Pacific Deployments, became a Shellback in October of '75!!! I also rode on the USS Goldsborough (DDG-20) a couple of weeks and the Australian Flag Ship the HMAS Adelaide for a month!
.....Active Duty, E6, MM1(SS), 9 years...looking at 20, Nuclear Machinist Mate - Member of the Bubblehead Community...Submarines.
.....12 years 1996-2008, Fire Controlman 1st Class, Ships: USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), USS Cowpens (CG-63), USS Mason (DDG-87) NEC: 1130- MK 86 Gun Fire Control System & 1149- MK 160 Gun Computer System.
.....24 years, retired as an ASC(AW) Aviation Support Equipment.
.....ADJ 3 from '62-'66. I was stationed at NOTS China Lake, Calif. from '62-'64. NAS Lemoore, Calif, from '64-'66.
.....Active Duty as an AW3 out of NAS Oceana. Have been in 1 year and counting.
.....IT2(SW), stationed on the USS Ponce in Norfolk, VA with 1 year 8 months of service.
.....Captain, 23 years.
aka Sweet Baby James (formerly PX, PY).....Active Duty 1986 to 1992, LT/O3, SH-60B Seahawk helicopter pilot, Naval Air Reserves 1993 to 1994, Public Affairs Liason Officer and Recall Officer. Duty stations include NAS Pensacola (FL) - AOCS, NAS Whiting Field (FL) - VT-2 and HT-8, NAS North Island (CA) - HSL-41 and HSL-45, NAF Atsugi (Japan) - forward deployed HSL-45 detachment and NAS Jacksonville (FL) - NAS JAX 0274. Ship deployments include USS Vincennes, USS Fletcher, USS Independence and USS R.M. Davis.
.....1976 to 1982, deployed throughout the Atlantic.
.....1961-65, I was stationed at NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor then transferred to Barbers Point Hawaii. Jan, 1964 was transferred to a squadron stationed at Alameda, Calif. We did summer training aboard the USS Hancock CV19 aircraft carrier. Fall of '64, sailed to South China Sea. We supported Vietnam. I worked on the flight deck as a plane captain, very interesting working the flight deck at night, one plane crashed and burned, fire lighted up the sky, bullets going off in the fire, pilot didn't get out. God bless our men and women in service.
.....8 years as an Aviation Mechanic Structures Tech. Did 3 cruises with 2 in the Gulf. U.S.S. Stennis, Kennedy and Eisenhower.
.....I was in the Navy for 3 years, stationed in the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
.....US Navy 1985-2005, Honorable Shellback.
.....USN 2000-2008, ABH2 (Aviation Boatswain Handler Second Class) Bay Rat, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) 2000-2005, NALF Fentress 2005-2008, 2000-2001 Operation Southern Watch (Maiden Deployment), 2002-2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom / Enduring Freedom, 2004-2005 Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2005-2008 Shore Duty - Aircraft Firefighter.
United States Air Force
.....Retired MSgt E-7, June 1966 - October 1986, aircraft mechanic on B-52 & KC-135 for 8 years, inflight refueling operator (boom operator KC-135 for 12 years, all over the world and sometimes met myself coming and going), Cold War alert for 12 years in the alert facility waiting for the big one.
.....1968-72, served one year in Vietnam (70-71) based in the central highlands near Pleiku with the 188 3rd Comm. SQ.
.....In my 25 year career, I had the pleasure of working for RED HORSE (the AF's Combat Engineers), Prime BEEF, Prime RIBS, and in the joint arena as a Staff Officer.
.....USAF 1973 - 1977, Lowry tech school, Offutt 544 ARTW, Udorn 432 RTS and Shaw 16 TRS. Photo Interp Spec, some long shifts when stuff blew up.
.....MSgt, NCOIC Planning Element 690 ALIS, now retired.
.....SSgt, 2E271, Active Duty, just hit my 10 year mark, stationed at Langley until upcoming 365 deployment to Al Udeid Qatar. Hopefully with a follow on overseas after.
.....9 years Active Duty USAF - Ground Radio Maintenance, left Active Duty for the Air NG (Mississippi) and cross trained to C-17 Loadmaster, been in 14 years total now.
.....1993-2003, Major, Aeromedical Ophthalmologist/Flight Surgeon. Currently a Lt Col in the Air Force Reserve.
.....Active Duty, SSgt, C-130 Crew Chief, veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.
.....Sgt, Disbursement Accounting Specialist, HQ Air Force Accounting and Finance Center, Denver, CO 1970-1974. Inactive Air Force Reserves 1974-1976.
.....'82-'86 served in Sumter, SC 363 Tactical Fighter Wing. 462 Ammo Troop...also served in Incirlik, Turkey '84-'86.
......1955 - 1959, Reciprocating Aircraft Engine Specialist (R-2000), Airman Second Class, Military Air Transport Service, 1708 Ferrying Wing, Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Crewchief on B-25, B-26 and C-54.
.....1966-1972, Navigator, KC-135 tanker. 1972-1989 C-130 Navigator with USAF Reserves in Willow Grove, PA. Many trips to Thailand, Central America and South America. Retired as a Lt Colonel in 1989.
.....Active Duty since April 2009, Munitions Systems.
....MSgt, Retired, 1986-2007, Heavy Equipment Operator, Chaplain Assistant, Military Training Leader, Vandenberg, CA; Shemya, Alaska; Pentagon; Seymour Johnson, NC; US Air Force Academy, CO. Deployments...GITMO, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan.
Mid Life Crisis #388
....Aircraft Electrcian, O2, OV-10, CH53, F15.
.....Security Forces 1979 - 1992, Reserves 2000 -2004, Offutt AFB, RAF Bentwaters, Grand Forks AFB, Joint Reserve Base Ft Worth, Al Jabar Kuwait, Mac Dill AFB.
.....1976-1980 US Air Force.
.....USAF, 1961-1983, E-7, 206, Lackland, FT Belvoir, March, Yokota, Westover, March, Tan Son Nhut, Wiesbaden, Tan Son Nhut, Nellis, Tan Son Nhut, Udorn, March, Kunsan, Cannon, Kadena, and finally to Travis to retire.
.....Active Duty USAF since 2009, Staff Sergeant 1A8, formerly a Tactical Support Operator for MC-12s, Kandahar, Afghanistan 2011-2012, currently with the 97th Intelligence Squadron working the RC-135.
.....CMSgt (E-9), June 1990 to present, F-15 Crew Chief (aircraft mechanic)...I've been to Okinawa/Korea/Australia/all around the USA.
.....E-7/MSgt USAF, Retired
- 1984 - 1988, Fire Protection Specialist (Chanute AFB, IL & Cannon AFB, NM
- 1988 - 1991, Communications Plans & Programs (Keesler AFB, MS & Beale AFB, CA)
- 1991 - 1995, Mobility & Deployment Mgt (Grand Forks AFB, ND)
- 1995 - 2000, Communications Project Mgr (HQ AFOSI, Bolling AFB, DC & Andrews AFB, MD)
- 2000 - 2001, NCOIC, Comm Programs (Kunsan AB ROK)
- 2001 - 2004, Supt, Comm Plans & Mobility (Offutt AFB, NE)
- 2004 - 2005, CENTCOM/SOCCENT Comm Mgr (McDill AFB, FL & Camp As Sayliyah Qatar)
- 2005 - Retired @ Offutt AFB, NE (20-yrs & 7-months...WHEW)
.....USAF(R) 1988-2007 Security Forces (LE) O' Hare, and Hill AFB, Utah
.....USAF from 1992-1999, Senior Airman, Pope AFB, NC, Air Transportation - 3rd Aerial Port Squadron (3APS)
United States Marine Corps
.....6114 UH-1N & AH-1W Flightline Mechanic, 5 years.
.....Corporal - 1981-1985 - MOS 5711: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare Defense Specialist, MCRD SD, Ft. McClelland, Camp Butler, Camp Foster, MCAS Iwakuni, Clark AB, ROKAFB YeCheon, Camp McTureous, Diego Garcia, Berbera, Camp Pendleton, Camp Courtney, Camp Kinser, Camp Fuji, W-95 from Courtney.
.....1977-1981 Active Duty, Aircrewman UH-1 (Huey) helicopters.
.....Cpl, Marine Special Operations, 2006 - present.
.....Sgt, 7051 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting, Assistant Section Leader, currently Active Duty in my 6th year MCAS Kaneohe Bay Hawaii.
.....Sgt, Jan 1972 - Jan 1976, Fleet Marine Force 1st Marine Airwing, 4014 EAM Operator 6th FASC.
.....Major, 0302, Retired.
.....Commissioned 2003, CH-46E Pilot, HMM-364 (2006-2009) 3 x OIF, HMMT-164 (2010-Present) 1 x OEF.
.....SGT, 1991-1999 Avionics Technician, C-130, EA-6B, AV-8B, F/A 18***, CH-53D.
.....8 Years, CH-53E Crew Chief, Sergeant 2004-2012, 5 years active, 3 years reserve.
United States Coast Guard
.....Field Artillery, MAJ, OIF 2X 2004, 2008-2009, Germany 1989-1991, Korea 2002-2003, AD Enlisted 1989-1993, NG Enlisted 1993-1997, NG Commission 1997 - AD Year Group 2002, Returned to AD 2002 - Present.
....12 years in Oklahoma Army National Guard, 120th Engineer Battalion during my 2003-04 18 month deployment, convoy security- road warriors! 2nd deployment - 12 months with A-279 Infantry Oklahoma Army National Guard.
.....Did 9 years Active Duty USAF - Ground Radio Maintenance, left Active Duty for the Air NG (Mississippi) and cross trained to C-17 Loadmaster, been in 14 years total now.
.....Prior Army National Guard enlisted man, later Active Duty Army for a decade.
.....Currently Arizona National Guard, 1/285 AVN, 15Y AH-64D Armament/Electrical System Tech.
.....Spec 4, 42nd Aviation, PA National Guard, 1963-69.
Various Pictures of IMBOC Military Veterans
in an AH-64 Apache at Dugway Proving Grounds, UT circa 2001. I was a Fire Direction Officer back then and the Apaches were used to lase targets that we fired Copperhead rounds at. BTW, no, I did not get to fly it.
in an MRAP during last Iraq deployment in 2009.
aka Sweet Baby James (formerly PX, PY) on deployment on the USS Fletcher off the coast of Vancouver, BC circa 1990-91.