Meet Your County Honor Corps

George Fleck, age 63
of Slaty Fork

Conflicts – Cold War, Joint Task Force, Lebanon, Desert Shield/Storm

Entered Service – U. S. Navy, January 1979; Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, Florida

Initial Training – Naval Flight Officer (RIO) Training, Pensacola NAS, Florida; Surface Warfare Officer School, Newport, Rhode Island
Primary Occupation – Special Operations Officer – Diving and Salvage

Follow On Training – Surface Warfare Officer School (Executive and Commanding Officer Course); Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center – (Basic Diving Officer/Salvage Officer), HE02 Deep Sea Diving Officer, Panama City, Florida; Naval War College – (Command and Staff Course), Newport, Rhode Island

Assignments – BT-10/VT-86, Pensacola, Flor-ida; USS Detroit (AOE4), Norfolk, Virginia; Beachmaster Unit 2/USS Nassau (LHA4), Norfolk, Virginia; USS Kittiwake (ASR13), Norfolk, Virginia; USS Grasp (ARS51), Little Creek, Virginia; USS Safeguard (ARS500), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Discharge Rank – Lt. Commander (0-4)

Discharge Date – November 1, 1994

Federal Service – U. S. Merchant Marine

License: Master – Any Tonnage – Oceans – June 1995

Assignments: R/V Gosport (IX517) December 1995 – June 2003 (Master); TSV1 Prevail (IX537) June 2003 – September 2019 (Master)

Training: Master Mar-iner’s Readiness Course; USMMA, Kings Point, New York

Retired: September 2019

Rank: WM-29/GS15

Total Federal Service – 39 years, five months

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