BIO for: Thomas William Christensen CDR SC USN Ret.

1964

 

Airman Thomas Christensen 1953

 

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Born in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota 1934. Graduated from Sleepy Eye Public High School in 1952 then attended Gustavus Adolphus College for a short time prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1953. After boot camp was ordered to Aviation Training School in Norman Oklahoma. Graduated and went to Air Controlman School in Olathe, Kansas. Was selected for Naval Academy Prep School in 1954. (Seaman to Admiral Program). Dropped out of the program prior to entering the Naval Academy and accepted an NROTC scholarship to the University of Minnesota. Graduated and was commissioned in 1959. Retired in 1985 as a Commander.

TOURS OF DUTY: USS Wisconsin BB-64 as a Midshipman 3rd Class

Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia

USS Hull DD-945 as Assistant Supply and Disbursing Officer

Naval Auxiliary Air Station, New Iberia Louisiana

USS Procyon AF-61 as Supply Officer

Executive Officer, DCASR, Cleveland

Auditor in Charge Naval Audit Team, Naples Italy

Navy Staff Rep, Joint US Mission for Aid to Turkey, Ankara, Turkey

Senior Member Management Audit Team, NAVSUPSYSCOM Washington D.C.

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

Budget Officer, Staff, Naval Air Training Command, Memphis, Tennessee

Asst Supply Officer Naval Air Station, Alameda

Supply Officer, Naval Research Lab, Washington D.C.

Senior Logistics/Supply Officer, Staff, Fleet Hospital Program, NAVSUPSYSCOM

DECORATIONS: MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL; ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL, NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL W/1 STAR; VIET NAM SERVICE MEDAL W/3 STARS; REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM CAMPAIGN MEDAL; EXPERT RIFLE MEDAL

EDUCATION: Sleepy Eye Public High School, Sleepy Eye, Mn. Graduate

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Mn. BS Forest Management

Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Ga. Graduate

Cargo Handling School, Oakland, Ca. Graduate

Defense Contract Mgmt School, Fort Lee, Va. Graduate

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Ca. MS Financial Management

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Ca. MS Personnel Management

National University, San Diego, Ca. MS Logistics Management

FAMILY:  Married Colleen Maxwell  (March 23, 1957) Danish Lutheran Church, Evan, Minnesota

                   Three daughters: Lea  1959;   Kelly born 1962;   Lisa  1965

INTERESTS: Golf, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Fishing, Hunting (small and large game), Bridge, Cruising (small and large vessels)

CURRENT RESIDENCE: RAMONA, CA.