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What are Operations Specialists?

 Operations Specialists (OS) function as Plotters, Radiotelephone, and Command and Control internal communications talkers; maintain Combat Information Center (CIC) displays of strategic and tactical information; operate surveillance radars, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Systems, and associated equipment; interpret radar presentations, evaluate tactical situations, and make recommendations to superiors during watch conditions; apply current doctrine and procedures to CIC operations as specified by U. S. Navy Instructions and Joint/Allied/U. S. Navy publications; and apply current doctrine and procedures to radar navigation; provide technical information and assistance during Surface Warfare, Air Warfare, Submarine Warfare, Amphibious Warfare, Mine Warfare, Naval Surface Fire Support, and Search and Rescue operations; provide technical information and advice on capabilities, limitations, reliability, and operational readiness.
Operations Specialist "A" Scope

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST (OS) FUNCTIONAL AREAS

A.     TACTICAL SUPPORT OPERATIONS

B.     AIR WARFARE (AW)

C.     UNDERSEA WARFARE (USW)

D.     SURFACE WARFARE (SUW)

E.     NAVAL SURFACE FIRE SUPPORT (NSFS)

F.      AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE

G.     SEARCH AND RESCUE

H.     NAVIGATION

I.       ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

J.      COMMUNICATIONS

K.     TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

Joined the U.S. Navy 26 August 1974. Recruit Training: RTC/NTC San Diego, CA - Company 248

Attended Operations Specialist Class "A" School, NTC Great Lakes, IL Class 21C

Duty Stations:

---USS Mullinnix (DD-944) Norfolk, VA; Brooklyn, NY; Charleston, SC - Mar 75 thru Aug 1979

---Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center Encino, CA - Nov 79 thru Oct 82

---USS Semmes (DDG-18) Philadelphia, PA; Charleston, SC - Jan 83 thru Dec 84

---USS Brumby (FF-1044) Charleston, SC - Jan 85 thru Apr 87

---NR USS Jason (AR-8) Unit, Naval Reserve Center Las Vegas, NV - Apr thru Aug 87

---USS Duncan (FFG-10) Long Beach, CA - Oct 87 thru Jun 89

---Surface Squadron ONE Long Beach, CA - Jul 89 thru Jan 90

---Navy Reserve Center Lexington, KY - Mar 90 thru Mar 94

---USS Hayler (DD-997) Norfolk, VA - Apr 94 thru Mar 96

AIC (Air Intercept Controller), ASAC (Anti-Submarine Air Controller), Navy Instructor, Drownproof Instructor, Career Counselor, Command Chief & Command Senior Chief.

Transferred to the Fleet Reserve on 31 March 1996

Transferred to the Retired List 18 October 2004

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