BIO for: Thomas William Christensen CDR SC USN Ret.
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.