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Unites States Navy Gunner's Mates

Vets who either satisfactorily complete initial Gunner's Mate "A" school training, or who "striked" for the rating as a deck seaman by showing competence in the field of ordnance.

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Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2019

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Comment by peter joseph bono on January 25, 2019 at 3:06pm

i tried going to a school in great lakes but my co said i was too valuable to be able to go so i was stuck on my mighty butte really pissed off that i couldnt go

Comment by Larry Hammett on January 21, 2016 at 7:27pm
Hello mates, I became a GMG3 in 1961 and GMG2 in 1963 on my first enlistment. I retired as a GMCS in 1980. Glad to be here.
Comment by Harry Burris on July 14, 2015 at 11:06pm
I just joined Navy Veterans and am looking at the different commands.
I went to boot camp at Great Lakes, company 1966-178, I attended GM 'A' school at the green building. Went on to school at Albuquerque, NM. To become a GMT. Spend a total of 15 years (4 yr active duty and 11 more years in the reserve, mating Chief in 1977.
Received a direct commission as an Ensign in the Navy Supply corps in 1981. Retired in 2003 as O5. Having been a Mustang, made all these years a very memorable career with the start in the Black shoe Navy.
Comment by William G. Stegall on November 25, 2012 at 11:26pm

Retired in 96 as a GMCS (SW).  Spent 14 years on the Mk 16 (ASROC) then 18 months as a Major Caliber Gunner aboard the USS Iowa BB-61.  Ended my career working on the Mk 13 GMLS.

Comment by Thomas Reinert on August 6, 2011 at 2:30pm
Retired as a GMCS (SW) I had the following

NEC GM-0812 Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor

NEC GM-0991 Guided Missile Launching System MK-13 MOD 4

NEC GM-0876 5" 54 Mk 42 Mods 9 & 10

Comment by Robert A Kreyer on July 15, 2011 at 2:59pm
Hi Keith, My name Bob Kreyer. I served in the US Navy from June 1965 to Feb 1969. I was a GMG-2 on Swiftboats in Vietnam. We took care of .50 cal machine guns, M-60 machine guns, 81 mm mortars, small arms, LAW rockets, M-79 grenade launchers, grenades, you name it.
Comment by Russell E. Ragan(Burrous) on June 24, 2010 at 10:00am
Hey Kieth. So, what happened to the 3" 50's on Mt 31? Looked like they replaced them with something else in the pictures you had.

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